Consult only Veterinary Surgeon

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Job Description

Leeds Birstall 24/7 hospital are looking for a CONSULT ONLY Veterinarian who has a special interest in Dermatology.  We have full time or part time options available (25- 40 hours per week) offering flexibility in a workplace dedicated to clinical excellence, continuous progression, and providing a team culture where everyone can thrive.

  • Gold standard hospitalisation and Emergency Care
  • Varied and complex caseload
  • Flexible combination of shift patterns covering 2 days/week (plus 1 in 4 weekends)
  • Experienced support team
  • 30- minute sick pet consults
  • No sole charge

Set up by our JVPs, Keith and Julie Leonard in 2012, we are a family run, RCVS Accredited Hospital and Emergency Service Clinic, providing OOH and referral support to 16 referring surgeries.  This is run alongside a thriving first opinion business meaning we get the best of both worlds: the case variety you expect to find in a busy general practice and the continuity to work this caseload up and provide high quality, advanced, referral level care to our patients in-house. 

We are always looking to progress and increase the services we can provide; a recent extension has tripled our working space, allowed us to grow our team, offer even more flexibility in working patterns, provide further progression opportunities, and expand our ability to provide in-house CPD and training.  Even more recently we have started working with an external CT imaging provider, further improving case continuity for both our vets and clients.

This is a consult only role covering 2 days – 4 days per week with 1 in 4 weekends.  We are flexible in regard to shift times and we can support shorter, long or ‘late’ shift patterns on weekdays to fit around your commitments. 

An ideal for us would be your main duties would be predominantly consulting shifts with Dermatology referrals and clinics booked within us however you will be covering our sick pet consulting blocks and should feel confident in dealing with routine and more complex presentations. 

This role can also be tailored to include:
A hospital in-patient day shift
OR A twilight shift covering a majority ECC caseload.

Client education is also really important to us and would love our new team member to share in our passion for delivering the best care and service to our clients.

Within our clinical team we a diverse range of skills and interests with many of our Vet and Nursing team holding certificates in their area of expertise.  We have team WhatsApp groups for clinical discussions and support and hold regular in-house CPD sessions in a range of subjects.  We have a fantastic management team, including a mental health first aider, so that our vets and nurses can concentrate on providing the high-quality care we pride ourselves on.  One of nurses is also training as a life coach to provide further support to our team.

In addition to joining an ambitious, forward-thinking, and friendly team in a supportive working environment and the opportunity to enjoy a varied and challenging caseload, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Generous CPD allowance 
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards

To apply or to find out more please e-mail and someone will get back to you within 1 working day

We are flexible to interview via zoom or practice visits but would like to welcome our potential new team member to visit our practice as part of the recruitment process.

Location: WF17 9AD

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