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Specialist in Oncology

Pride Veterinary Centre,
Derby, Derbyshire, UK

We are looking for a specialist or residency trained Oncologist to join our established team. You will be a referral clinician who is ready for something exciting and new, with the passion and skills to care for patients, customers and colleagues alike and be an integral part of a truly multidisciplinary team. The position is full time 42.5 hours per week, 8.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday plus on call rota. Part time will be considered for the right candidate.


About Us

Pride Veterinary Centre is a state-of-the-art referral and teaching hospital, in full collaboration with University of Nottingham Veterinary School. This provides the opportunity to support teaching and research interests and the chance to inspire the next generation of veterinary professionals.

The fantastic facilities include 13 consultation rooms, 7 hospital wards, 5 theatres, full advanced imaging suite (with CT and MRI), 3 ultrasound rooms, interventional radiology and cardiology capabilities, an endoscopy suite, hydrotherapy pool and treadmills and dedicated chemotherapy & radio-iodine treatment rooms.

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 and exotics. Cardiology and Dermatology with advanced practitioners alongside 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.

The oncology team comprises a European and RCVS recognised specialist and 2 dedicated oncology nurses with plans to add an intern in the immediate future. The experienced, friendly team of 100+ veterinary professionals at Pride deliver Specialist led care, collaborating to provide the best possible outcome for all our patients. The team provides referral services to external veterinary professionals and to our own first opinion vets. Alongside this, there is a Vets at Night service, dedicated leadership structure and support functions such as Customer Care, HR and Marketing.


Candidate Requirements

Required skills and experience:
  • Diplomate of the ECVIM or ACVIM in small animal oncology or completed an ECVIM-CA or ACVIM approved residency in oncology
Would be good to have:
  • Peer reviewed publications and CPD delivery portfolio at recognised events
  • Previous experience in teaching

Professional Perks and Benefits

  • An excellent salary package commensurate with experience
  • 5 weeks holiday allowance plus bank holidays and birthday off work. Increase in holiday allowance with service
  • £3000 CPD cost allowance plus 10 days CPD days to give or receive training
  • RCVS and VDS costs covered plus 2 chosen subscriptions
  • Regular internal CPD, rounds and morbidity and mortality rounds to maximise patient outcomes
  • Death in Service Cover
  • Private Healthcare
  • Discount staff pet scheme

As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.


Apply for this position

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

To apply, please email your CV to Rebecca at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07970049413 for more information.

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