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Location:  Derby, UK

Institution:  Pride Veterinary Centre

Why should you apply? Please read on to see how we can help your career progress:

The Local Area

Pride Veterinary Centre is located at the edge of Derby city centre (15 – 20 minute walk) with good transport links to major cities via road and rail network. East Midlands Airport and Birmingham International Airport offer convenient access to domestic and international destinations. The countryside surrounding Derby is beautiful, with the nearby Peak District offering lots of opportunities for outdoor climbing, hiking, running, and sightseeing.

The Hospital and the Team

Pride Veterinary Centre is a multidisciplinary small animal hospital located in Derby, United Kingdom. The successful candidate will work under direct supervision of anaesthesia specialists (2 ECVAA and 1 ACVAA Diplomates, and 2 residency trained fellows) to provide anaesthesia and analgesia service for a highly varied surgical and diagnostic case load. You will be part of a large, multicultural, fun team of clinicians, residents, rotating and discipline interns who support each other – Friday Neapolitan pizza nights happen every week!

Currently, the hospital offers specialist services in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Diagnostic Imaging, Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic surgeries, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, and Exotics. The hospital is staffed 24/7 to provide around the clock care to our patients. It is modern and spacious, and we have a very large prep area for Anaesthesia to work in. You can find out more about the hospital through our website:


The Role and Requirements

We are looking for someone with 1 – 2 years of clinical experience in general practice (preferably small animal) or who has taken part in a rotating internship. You will receive training to manage anaesthesia and sedation of varied complexity and will gain competence in skills such as performing locoregional blocks and gaining vascular access, just to name a few. As well as participating in the on-call rota, you will manage your own anaesthesia, always working under supervision of one of the anaesthesia clinicians. Additionally, you will receive formal and informal teaching through tutorials, book and article readings and case discussions throughout the program.

The internship program is aimed at preparing the candidate for a residency and the success rate of our past anaesthesia interns in securing a residency position (ECVAA and ACVAA) has been excellent. However, desire to pursue a residency is not a requirement for the position. Due to UK regulations, you must be a member of the RCVS to be able to work as Veterinary Surgeon in the United Kingdom. However if you are not a member, please do not let this deter you from applying; more information on how you can proceed can be found here:   We may also be able to support with Visa sponsorship if you are applying from outside of the UK. This can be discussed further at the interview, if required. We are currently recruiting for two 12 month, fixed term positions with a starting date of 31st October 2022, with a current annual salary of £28,000 and a generous holiday and CPD offering that can be discussed at interview. At Scarsdale and IVC (the larger group to which Pride Vet Centre belongs), we pride ourselves in our high quality of clinical work, we have a strong and supportive referral team. As such, we highly recommend that you attend your interview in person so you can get a feel for the team and how we work. Howver, we are able to conduct interviews virtually if you are not able to attend in person.


Professional Perks and Benefits:

1. Excellent access to training, including formal and informal teaching.

2. Continuous support from anaesthesia team, including after hours.

3. Variety of cases

4. Practice focus on health and well being


Personal Perks and Benefits:

1. Birthday off work

2. Death in service cover

3. Discount staff pet scheme

4. Benefit and Reward scheme with exclusive discounts

5. 28 days holiday including bank holidays


How much?

£28,000 / Full Time


For informal chat and enquiries

Please write to Sayaka (


To apply:

access Careers | Scarsdale Vets & Pride Veterinary Centre (  or send your CV, cover letter and at least two reference contacts to our HR department (

Very best wishes from the Anaesthesia Team and we hope to meet you soon!