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Why work at PDSA?

One look and you'll know.

A yelping dog with broken leg. A crying cat with a sore paw. A listless bird that’s off its food. A stressed small furry that’s too scared to come out from hiding.

A sick and injured pet tugs at our heartstrings. Helping them back to health and seeing the happiness on their owner’s face is hugely satisfying. It’s about caring: seeing the real value of a loving relationship between pet and owner.

Every year 470,000 pets need our help with over 2.7 million treatments to stop them suffering from sickness, injury and to prevent them from dying. This makes PDSA the UK’s leading veterinary charity

We believe that we work better together, so everyone helps. From our vets and volunteers to our shop and office support staff – we are a dedicated team who are passionate about pets. Join us at PDSA and help improve the lives of every pet. Whoever you are, wherever you live and whatever you do – it helps make a difference – thank you.

Aug 26, 2018
Veterinary Surgeon - Gateshead £32,316 - £42,631 (including allowances) per annum 37.5 hours per week Full Time, Temporary Pets and people at the heart of what we do.   Do you have a business mind and a social heart?   Would you love to do a job that gives you an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction knowing that every day when you walk through the door you’re contributing to a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet?   Are you looking for a new challenge and want to be a part of our amazing team?    If so, PDSA has a great opportunity for you. As the UK’s leading veterinary charity we exist to treat the sick and injured pets of people in need, and every member of our team is essential in fulfilling this mission.   About the Role:   Our Gateshead Pet Hospital has a dedicated and experienced team keen to share the knowledge and experience they have gained from a wide and varied case range. They have a passion for personal development, client care and the welfare of pets.    We are now seeking a Veterinary Surgeon (VS), the role is responsible for the delivery of an efficient, professional and caring service to PDSA clients, providing a high standard of customer service and clinical care whilst also promoting pet wellbeing and delivering preventive services.   We also offer great benefits which include: Allocated CPD funding of 37.5 hours Excellent career opportunities/development 37.5hr working week 5 weeks holiday per year Paid statutory holidays Company car or car allowance – £3156 Life assurance 4 x annual salary Contributory pension scheme Accommodation allowance - £4217 Private medical insurance (after 12 months service – permanent employees only)   Weekends for VSs is 1 in 17 Sat & Sun (8.45am- 6.00pm) and 1 Saturday morning in 6 (8.45-12.00) If the Saturday morning is worked time in lieu is given during the week. For the other weekend hours time in lieu is given and an out of hours shirt allowance paid. 1 in 6.   About You:   The successful candidate will be an RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon and responsible for updating their knowledge by attending regular CPD training. You will be involved in all aspects of clinical governance at the Pet Hospital, responsible for managing cases cost-effectively, encouraging financial contributions from clients, and making sure that PDSA resources are used appropriately.       About PDSA:   As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of over 150 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.  We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet. The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.
pdsa Gateshead, UK Full time
Aug 26, 2018
Pets and people at the heart of what we do.   Veterinary Surgeon  vacancies are now available at PDSA Basildon and Southend Pet Hospital and Clinic.   This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding team of 13 vets in our large, modern, purpose-built and well equipped Pet Hospital and Clinic. We are a relatively new, friendly and motivated team with an excellent and varied caseload beyond any you are likely to see in first-opinion private practice. We are dedicated to continuous professional development with a proven recent history of supporting the completion of surgery certificates.   Our Basildon Pet Hospital has 24 hour inpatient care; 6 consulting rooms; 2 dedicated theatres; separate dental theatre; large prep area; separate dog and cat kennelling; digital radiography; ultrasound; endoscopy; piped gases; extensive orthopaedic equipment and a supportive team of experienced vets, registered veterinary nurses (VNs) and veterinary care assistants (VCAs). We use our staff to their full potential so our registered VNs routinely perform consultations and Schedule 3 surgeries within their capabilities.   The PDSA offers many employee benefits including: competitive remuneration on a fair and transparent pay-scale; 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays); opportunities for career progression; life assurance and pension schemes; CPD allowance of £1000 (plus 5 days) for vets and a genuine 37.5 hour week allowing for an excellent work-life balance.   Experience would be an advantage for the Veterinary Surgeon vacancies, but we can also support new graduates who show great potential.   About PDSA: As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of over150 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.    We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet. If you would like more information regarding our vacancies or would like to apply, please contact Gareth Dowdeswell (Senior Veterinary Surgeon) by email ( dowdeswell.gareth@pdsa.org.uk ) or telephone (01268 555100),  or apply online . We welcome all applications, so please get in touch for more information if at all interested.   The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates
pdsa Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom Full time
Aug 26, 2018
Pets and people at the heart of what we do.   Do you have a business mind and a social heart? Would you love to do a job that gives you an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction knowing that every day when you walk through the door you’re contributing to a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet? Are you looking for a new challenge and want to be a part of our amazing team?    If so, PDSA has a great opportunity for you. As the UK’s leading veterinary charity we exist to treat the sick and injured pets of people in need, and every member of our team is essential in fulfilling this mission.   About the Role:   We are now seeking a Veterinary Surgeon (VS), the role is responsible for the delivery of an efficient, professional and caring service to PDSA clients, providing a high standard of customer service and clinical care whilst also promoting pet wellbeing and delivering preventive services.   We also offer great benefits which include (pro-rata for part-time roles): Allocated CPD funding Excellent career opportunities/development 37.5hr working week 25 days holiday per year Paid statutory holidays Company car or car allowance – £3156, Life assurance 4 x annual salary Contributory pension scheme Accommodation allowance - £4217 Childcare vouchers Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Private medical insurance (after 12 months service – permanent employees only)   About You:   The successful candidate will be an RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon and responsible to updating their knowledge by attending regular CPD training. You will be Involved in all aspects of clinical governance at the Pet Hospital, responsible for managing cases cost-effectively, encouraging financial contributions from clients, and making sure that PDSA resources are used appropriately.   About PDSA:   As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of over150 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.    We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.   The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.
pdsa Croydon, United Kingdom Full time
Aug 26, 2018
Pets and people at the heart of what we do.   Do you have a business mind and a social heart? Would you love to do a job that gives you an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction knowing that every day when you walk through the door you’re contributing to a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet? Are you looking for a new challenge and want to be a part of our amazing team?    If so, PDSA has a great opportunity for you. As the UK’s leading veterinary charity we exist to treat the sick and injured pets of people in need, and every member of our team is essential in fulfilling this mission.   About the Role:   We are now seeking a Veterinary Surgeon (VS), the role is responsible for the delivery of an efficient, professional and caring service to PDSA clients, providing a high standard of customer service and clinical care whilst also promoting pet wellbeing and delivering preventive services.   We also offer great benefits which include (pro-rata for part-time roles): Allocated CPD funding Excellent career opportunities/development 37.5hr working week 25 days holiday per year Paid statutory holidays Company car or car allowance – £3156, Life assurance 4 x annual salary Contributory pension scheme Accommodation allowance - £4217 Childcare vouchers Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Private medical insurance (after 12 months service – permanent employees only)   About You:   The successful candidate will be an RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon and responsible to updating their knowledge by attending regular CPD training. You will be Involved in all aspects of clinical governance at the Pet Hospital, responsible for managing cases cost-effectively, encouraging financial contributions from clients, and making sure that PDSA resources are used appropriately.   About PDSA:   As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of over150 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.    We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.   The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.
pdsa Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom Full time
Aug 26, 2018
Pets and people at the heart of what we do   Are you studying to become a vet or vet nurse, or are you enrolled on an animal care course if so Seeing Practice with PDSA gives you a host of benefits.   You will see a wider variety of interesting cases than in most general practices. Our PDSA Pet Hospitals have an annual case load of over 2 million treatments, because of the scope of our service and the range of pets we see, you can expect a broader experience than in most general practices.    You won’t just be observing experienced vets in action you will gain hands-on experience. Experienced veterinary students can expect to try their hand at minor operations, procedures and consulting. Our team are very welcoming and will be on hand to support you throughout your time with us. Our Pet hospitals, most of which are purpose built, use the latest equipment to be found in general practice (ECG, endoscopy, ultrasound, ASIF implants etc).   About PDSA:   As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of over 150 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.    We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.
pdsa Thamesmead, Creekmouth, London, United Kingdom Full time
Aug 26, 2018
Pets and people at the heart of what we do   Are you studying to become a vet or vet nurse, or are you enrolled on an animal care course if so Seeing Practice with PDSA gives you a host of benefits.   You will see a wider variety of interesting cases than in most general practices. Our PDSA Pet Hospitals have an annual case load of over 2 million treatments, because of the scope of our service and the range of pets we see, you can expect a broader experience than in most general practices.    You won’t just be observing experienced vets in action you will gain hands-on experience. Experienced veterinary students can expect to try their hand at minor operations, procedures and consulting. Our team are very welcoming and will be on hand to support you throughout your time with us. Our Pet hospitals, most of which are purpose built, use the latest equipment to be found in general practice (ECG, endoscopy, ultrasound, ASIF implants etc).   About PDSA:   As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of over 150 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.    We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.
pdsa Margate, United Kingdom Full time
Aug 26, 2018
Pets and people at the heart of what we do     About the role     An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, keen individual to join our amazing team. We are looking to recruit a Qualified Veterinary Nurse (VN) who will provide a high standard of customer service and emergency critical care whilst promoting pet wellbeing, 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 emergency consults & admissions, our Veterinary Nurses are also involved in dispensing medication, encouraging financial contributions from clients and maintaining the hygiene and cleanliness of the hospital and equipment.   The PDSA offers many employee benefits including: competitive remuneration on a fair and transparent pay-scale; 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays); opportunities for career progression; life assurance and pension schemes; CPD allowance of £500 and a genuine 37.5 hour week allowing for an excellent work-life balance.     About the hospital     Our Basildon Pet Hospital has 24 hour inpatient care; 6 consulting rooms; 2 dedicated theatres; separate dental theatre; large prep area; separate dog and cat kennelling; digital radiography; ultrasound; endoscopy; piped gases; extensive orthopaedic equipment and a supportive team of vets, registered veterinary nurses (RVNs) and veterinary care assistants (VCAs). We use our staff to their full potential so our registered VNs routinely perform consultations and Schedule 3 surgeries within their capabilities.     About PDSA:     As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of over150 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.    We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.     How to apply     If you would like more information regarding our vacancies or would like to apply, please contact Dawn Gould by email ( gould.dawn@pdsa.org.uk ) or telephone (01268 555100),  or apply online . We welcome all applications, so please get in touch for more information if at all interested.   The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.
pdsa Basildon, United Kingdom Full time