Small Animal Specialist Surgeon



Calder Vets is a rapidly growing multi-disciplinary referral practice supported by and expanding network of 12 first opinion practices throughout the Calderdale Valley, just south of the centre of Leeds.

Our aim is to provide an outstanding level of service for our customers and the very highest level of care to our patients. We want to grow our group and offer a full range of services for companion animals.

We are looking for an ECVS/ACVS Diplomate to boost our rapidly growing surgical department with its increasing workload and to support the rest of the referral team, including Diplomates in medicine (oncology) and opthamology, in our small animal referral hospital.

The candidate must have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and ideally be an RCVS dip., ECVS or ACVS Diplomate. Candidates studying towards an ECVS diploma and that are board eligible will also be considered.

You will work in the busy Dewsbury Hospital and your role will be to manage a variety of surgical cases. You will be supported by referral teams in internal medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, dermatology and oncology. We have on-site CT and a visiting 1.5t MRI weekly. Have a look at

The post includes 6 weeks annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays, and is subject to a 6 month probation period. Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications, but would start at £100,000 p/a for a Diplomate. We generously fund any CPD that is relevant to the successful candidate’s work. We are also very happy to invest in equipment or diagnostics that will broaden the range of services that we offer.

We think that Yorkshire is one of the best places in the UK to live, work and play. Strong heritage, buzzing cities and fantastic countryside make for an unrivalled quality of life. In addition we are connected to an extensive motorway network including the M1, A1 and the M62.Trains to London operate regularly, taking less than two hours to arrive in Charing Cross and Leeds Bradford International Airport is a half hour drive away.

Significant opportunities will arise for the right candidates within our practice as we continue to grow.

Start date – at the earliest opportunity or from June / July

Please contact Joachim Proot for an informal chat – +44 7907881949 or email: