Not content simply to treat sick and injured pets, our team is passionate about providing essential preventive treatments and educating pet owners about the five animal welfare needs. This is reflected in our PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report, which recently revealed that the health and welfare needs of 10 million pets in the UK are not being properly met.

There are a range of rewarding roles within our veterinary team:

Senior Veterinary Surgeon » 

As Senior Veterinary Surgeon (SVS) you will lead the PetAid hospital team, providing a high standard of customer service and clinical care while promoting pet wellbeing, delivering preventive services and treating sick and injured pets of eligible clients.

You will be line manager to the Head Nurse and Veterinary Surgeons and will lead and develop the clinical team to manage the day-to-day workflow through the PetAid hospital efficiently. As the senior clinician you will be responsible for all aspects of clinical governance at the PetAid hospital and for managing income and clinical expenditure; including treatment costs at PetAid hospital level, making sure that PDSA resources are used in a cost-effective manner.

You will be a multi-faceted RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon with a track record that includes practice and people management. Committed to the vision and mission of PDSA, You will demonstrate outstanding communication, leadership and organisational skills and have a flexible approach to work because PetAid hospitals provide 24-hour cover .

 

Veterinary Surgeon » 

As a Veterinary Surgeon (VS) you will provide a high standard of customer service and clinical care while promoting pet wellbeing, delivering preventive services and treating sick and injured pets of eligible clients.

You will be involved in all aspects of clinical governance at the PetAid hospital and will be responsible for managing cases cost-effectively, encouraging financial contributions from clients and making sure that PDSA resources are used appropriately.

Depending on the needs of the PetAid hospital we have Veterinary Surgeons working both full- and part-time hours, with opportunities for career progression at PDSA.

An RCVS-registered Veterinary Surgeon, you will keep your professional knowledge updated by taking part in continuous professional development and will be committed to the vision and mission of PDSA.

 

Head Nurse » 

As the Head Nurse (HN) you will you will lead the PetAid hospital nursing team, providing a high standard of customer service and clinical care while promoting pet wellbeing and supporting Veterinary Surgeons to deliver preventive services and to treat sick and injured pets of eligible clients.

You will line manage the Veterinary Nurse and Veterinary Care Assistant teams and will lead and develop your team to manage the day-to-day workflow through the PetAid hospital efficiently. You will be responsible for stock control, hygiene and cleanliness of the PetAid hospital and equipment and will support the Senior Veterinary Surgeon in managing income and expenditure at PetAid hospital level, making sure that PDSA resources are used in a cost-effective manner.

You will be an RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse with an extensive track record including practice and people management and will be committed to the vision and mission of PDSA.

 

Veterinary Nurse » 

As a Veterinary Nurse (VN) you will provide a high standard of customer service and clinical care while promoting pet wellbeing and supporting Veterinary Surgeons to deliver preventive services and to treat sick and injured pets of eligible clients.

Working as part of a team that supports in theatre, provides inpatient care and carries out consultations, admissions and discharges, you will also be involved in dispensing medication, encouraging financial contributions from clients and maintaining the hygiene and cleanliness of the PetAid hospital and equipment.

Depending on the needs of the PetAid hospital we have Veterinary Nurses working both full- and part-time hours, with opportunities for career progression at PDSA for the right candidate.

You will be an RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse, will be expected to keep your professional knowledge updated by taking part in continuous professional development and will be committed to the vision and mission of PDSA.

 

Client Services Manager » 

As Client Services Manager you will champion customer service, lead a reception team and provide administration support within our PetAid hospitals to support delivery of an efficient, professional and caring veterinary service to the local community.
 

This role has responsibility for managing all aspects of client services within our PetAid hospitals, including, reviewing and improving customer service; supporting internal and external communication, compliance with client facing risk assurance processes and formulating local community relationships.
 

You should have experience of leading individuals in delivering a high standard of customer service, worked in an office administration or facilities management environment and be computer literate with proficiency in various Microsoft Office programmes and databases.

 

Apprentice / Veterinary Care Assistant  » 

As a Veterinary Care Assistant (VCA) you will provide a high standard of customer service and clinical care while promoting pet wellbeing and supporting the clinical team to deliver preventive services and treat the sick and injured pets of eligible clients.

The role is to support the PetAid hospital team with taking care of the wellbeing of pets by maintaining a clean and hygienic environment at all times, assisting with animal handling, working at reception and providing support to the Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Surgeons. You will also encourage financial contributions from clients.

Depending on the needs of the PetAid hospital we have Apprentice / Veterinary Care Assistants working both full- and part-time hours.

This role is an excellent starting point if you want a career within a veterinary practice. Ideally, you will have the City & Guilds Veterinary Care Assistant qualification. However, we would be willing to support you to gain this qualification within a specified timescale.

 

Animal Care Auxiliary » 

As an Animal Care Assistant (ACA) you will provide a high standard of customer service and clinical care while promoting pet wellbeing and supporting the clinical team to deliver preventive services and treat sick and injured pets of eligible clients.
 

The role is to support the PetAid hospital team, during the night, with taking care of the wellbeing of pets by maintaining a clean and hygienic environment at all times, assisting with animal handling and working at reception. You will also be responsible for encouraging financial contributions from clients.
 

Depending on the needs of the PetAid hospital, you may be working as part of a small team or as a lone worker and will be required to work 12-hour shifts through the night.

Receptionist » 

As a receptionist within a PetAid hospital you will deliver excellent customer care to our clients. Working at the busy reception, you’ll be responsible for processing clients who attend, answering telephone enquiries, encouraging financial contributions from clients and maintaining PDSA paperwork.

You will work as part of a team that will require you to cover some weekends and team members’ absences. You will communicate sympathetically and courteously with clients and be able to exercise authority in a tactful way when necessary. PetAid hospitals are busy places; therefore you will need to be an organised person who is not easily flustered. You must have good communication skills and an excellent telephone manner. Previous office experience, including word processing and use of a computerised records system, is an advantage, although not essential.

Veterinary Graduates » 

At PDSA, we are investing in our future and that means we want people like you – ambitious graduate veterinary surgeons – to join us.

As the UK’s leading veterinary charity we have introduced a unique new talent programme that will help you to develop your veterinary skills in small animal practice and build on the qualities required to achieve your potential.

We are looking for graduates who want to move our organisation forward and to join our Veterinary team. You will be able to show us a special mix of skills – not just academic achievements, but experiences, opinions and values too.

The one year structured training programme, which includes rotations at our designated PetAid hospitals, will give you a solid foundation on which to build a rewarding long-term career. Find out more information on our Veterinary Graduate Programme today.

 

Latest Vacancies (18)

Job Title Region Contract Closing Date
Veterinary Surgeon Weekend Clinical Lead Quinton Part Time 28/11/2014
Senior Veterinary Surgeon Southampton Full Time 14/11/2014
Veterinary Nurse - Community & Education North East England Full Time 10/11/2014
Apprentice Veterinary Care Assistant East Glasgow Full Time 07/11/2014
Veterinary Nurse East Glasgow Part Time 07/11/2014
Veterinary Surgeon Bradford Part Time 07/11/2014
Veterinary Surgeon Dundee Full Time 07/11/2014
Veterinary Surgeon Gillingham Full Time 05/11/2014
Veterinary Surgeon Leicester Part Time 04/11/2014
Veterinary Nurse Hendon Full Time 03/11/2014

All Current Vacancies

For a full list of our current vacancies please visit our Current Vacancies page.

For any recruitment queries, please contact our Shared Services Team on 01952 290 999.


If you are already employed by PDSA, please visit this page to apply for any of our current vacancies.

 

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