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Location:  Derby, UK

Institution:  Pride Veterinary Centre

We are looking for a diploma holder or residency trained anaesthetist to join our team at Pride Veterinary Centre in Derby, UK.

Our team consists of three Diplomates (two ECVAA and one ACVAA), one residency-trained fellow and two anaesthesia interns. We are a young team and enjoy working and developing our skills together. The department is supported by a team of experienced theatre nurses and we provide a high standard of care through a great working relationship with other departments.
The anaesthetists are involved in the day to day clinical tasks of anaesthetising and sometimes sedating patients, assisting other departments with analgesia and critical care and after hours emergency coverage. We see a wide variety of interesting cases – mainly dogs and cats and the occasional rabbit and exotic. Pride also has an on-site pain clinic. The anaesthesia team runs weekly tutorials and journal clubs, and the hospital has a weekly clinical club on many different subjects and offers frequent opportunities to deliver and receive in house CPD.

Pride Veterinary Centre is the small animal hospital for the Scarsdale Veterinary Group, who is now a part of IVC, and is a multi-species practice employing over 300 staff across 13 sites in the Midlands. We offer specialist services in anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, oncology, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, cardiology and dermatology and on-site hydro- 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. Our involvement in clinical teaching is up to our availability and inclination to do so. 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 where there are lots of walking, climbing, and sightseeing opportunities.
We offer a competitive salary, dependant on experience and qualifications and generous CPD package and holidays. The applicant must have a veterinary degree registrable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. We welcome applications from Diplomates of the ECVAA or ACVAA, as well as candidates who have completed college-recognised residencies in anaesthesia. The position can be part-time or full-time to provide for a nice work-life balance.

Where & How to Apply

Instructions: Informal enquiries can be made to and you are very welcome to visit us in Derby. The position will be open until the right person is found. Applications (CV, cover letter and contact details for two references) can be sent through email to

Emily Rowbottom