Referral Ultra-sonographer, Pride Veterinary Centre, Derby, UK

Salary: Competitive 


Pride Veterinary Centre beautifully combines the benefits of a specialist led, multidisciplinary support infrastructure with the flexibility of being independently owned by members of the veterinary team.

We strive to deliver world class patient care and our fantastic facilities provide a superb care environment, including 13 consultation rooms, 7 hospital wards, 5 theatres, full advanced imaging suite, 3 ultrasound rooms, an endoscopy suite, hydrotherapy pool and treadmills and dedicated chemo & radio-iodine treatment rooms define the setting.

The team

The team of 100+ veterinary professionals at Pride deliver Specialist led care across all disciplines, collaborating to provide the best possible outcome for all our patients. A resident role is planned for the future within the imaging team. Pride is a 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.

Pride is a state of the art referral hospital in Derby. Imaging facilities include digital radiography, C-Arm fluoroscopy, 2 GE ultrasound machines, a 16-slice GE CT and 1.5T HDE MRI. Alongside this, there is a Vets at Night service, dedicated leadership structure and support functions such as Finance, Customer Care, HR and IT on site.

The role

We are looking for an experienced referral level ultra-sonographer to join our established team, a referral clinician who is ready for something exciting and new, with the passion and skills to care for patients, customers and colleagues alike.

The majority of the ultrasound caseload is abdominal, with the rest of the cases consisting in musculoskeletal, neck and ocular ultrasonographic examinations. The ideal candidate should be experienced and knowledgeable in ultrasonography, as well as ultrasound-guided tissue sampling. You should have excellent interpersonal skills and strong technical aptitudes. You must be a MRCVS holder and hold a further qualification in diagnostic imaging such as a Certificate and/or internship.

A competitive salary package, depending on experience, is supplemented with an allowance of 33 days holiday plus 5 CPD days and other benefits.

Required skills and experience….

1. Diagnostic Imaging internship
2. Ultra-sound diagnostic and reporting experience
3. Diagnostic sampling skills set, to include fine needle aspiration

Would be good to have….

1. Peer reviewed publications and CPD delivery portfolio at recognised events
2. Further qualifications and accreditations in Diagnostic Imaging and beyond
3. Diagnostic sampling skills set, to include tru-cut liver samples and swallow studies
4. Muscular-skeletal ultra-sonography
5. Working knowledge of other DI modalities especially CT and digital-radiographs

Professional Perks and Benefits

1. £1000 CPD allowance
2. RCVS and VDS costs covered plus 2 chosen subscriptions
3. Opportunity to work alongside other specialists to develop knowledge

Personal Perks

1. Birthday off work
2. Death in Service cover
3. Increase in holiday allowance with service
4. Discount Staff Pet Scheme

Please apply via email to or call if you require more detail.
Tel: 01332 545343 - Janet Leer

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