Location: Derby, UK
Institution: Pride Veterinary Centre
Pride Veterinary Centre is the central small animal hospital for the
Scarsdale Veterinary Group, a multi-species practice employing over
300 staff across 12 sites in the Midlands. At Pride we offer
specialist services in anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, internal
medicine, oncology, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, neurology,
ophthalmology, cardiology, exotics and dermatology and on-site
hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. The state-of-the-art hospital provides
24/7 veterinary care, supported by a dedicated night team. We work
closely with the University of Nottingham, with the veterinary
students rotating through first opinion and referral services at
Pride. We are located at the edge of Derby city centre 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 beautiful Peak
District is just around the corner.
Pride Veterinary Centre is a large, purpose built, state of the art
referral hospital in Derby. The facilities include thirteen
consultation rooms, seven hospital wards, five theatres, two
ultrasound rooms, a cardiology suite, an advanced imaging suite with
CT and MRI, interventional radiology capability, an endoscopy suite,
hydrotherapy pool and treadmills, a dedicated chemotherapy room, and
radio-iodine treatment rooms.
Successful candidate will work under direct supervision of anaesthesia
specialists (2 ECVAA, 1 ACVAA Diplomates and 2 ECVAA-residency trained
fellow) to provide anaesthesia and analgesia service for highly varied
surgical and diagnostic procedures.
The anaesthesia team is responsible for all referral anaesthesia.
Plans are tailored to individual patients to achieve high standard of
care. Anaesthesia support is given to the first opinion cases as well.
The applicant should have 1 – 2 years of clinical experience in
general practice (preferably small animal) or have 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 applying various locoregional blocks and vascular access, just
to name a few. In addition, you will receive formal and informal
teaching through tutorials and case discussions throughout the
program. Desire to pursue a residency in anaesthesia is not a
requirement. However, this internship program is aimed at preparing
the candidate for a residency and the success chance of our past
anaesthesia interns in securing a residency position (ECVAA and ACVAA)
has been excellent.
Required skills and experience
Passion for veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia
Good Interpersonal Skills
Strong work ethic
1 – 2 years clinical experience in general practice or a previous
Good communication skills
Able to work and think under pressure
Member of the RCVS
Proficiency in English
Professional Perks and Benefits
Excellent access to training, including formal and informal teaching.
Continuous support from anaesthesia team, including after hours.
Variety of cases
Birthday off work
Death in service cover
Discount staff pet scheme
Practice focus on health and well being
28 days holiday including bank holidays
Applications are taken through https://www.weareoneteam.co.uk/our-current-roles/