Donaldson’s Vets Job Vacancies



We are looking for a full or part-time small animal vet to join our experienced and welcoming team of vets.

The role will likely involve some weekend work, but may or may not involve OOH work depending on the applicant’s preferences.

Full-time hours are 4 and a half days a week, 1 in 3 Saturday mornings and an equal share of the 1 in 10 on-call rota. Part-time hours are scaled down from here accordingly.

As well as the facilities you see on our website, we also have a visiting MRI unit once a month.

We pride ourselves on being an independent practice for the local community, which we have been a part of for over 100 years. It is very important to us that the applicants understand the important relationship between us and our clients, and how despite our size and how much we have grown, we are here for the owners and their animals as much as we have always been.

Please send any CVs to or phone 01484 508708 for an informal chat


Closing date Monday 27th September 2021

Various positions available (will consider job share for all positions)

Somerset Road Hospital

Position 1: 30 hrs per week plus weekend/cover rota

Alternate weekly shifts:

Week 1 – 7.30am-1.30pm

Week 2 – 1.30pm-7.30pm

Position 2: 37.5 hrs per week plus weekend/cover rota

Alternate weekly shifts:
Week 1 – 7.30am-3.30pm

Week 2 – 11.30am-7.30pm 

Mirfield/Heckmondwike branches

37.5 hours per week plus weekend/cover rota


We are looking for applicants to cover Reception duties at our Somerset Road Veterinary Hospital in Almondbury, plus our Mirfield & Heckmondwike branches.

Applicants will need to provide a high standard of customer service and clinical care, in a fast-paced environment, whilst promoting animal welfare and maintaining Donaldson’s excellent reputation. 

We offer great benefits which include:

  • CPD allowance and support
  • Internal training
  • External training via the British Veterinary Receptionist Association
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Contractual sick pay

About you:

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a bright & happy disposition, dedicated to Customer Care, you will be expected to keep your professional knowledge updated with CPD and be committed to improving our standards by involving yourself in training.  

Previous Veterinary reception experience is preferred although not essential as full training will be given.

Candidates must have good communication & computer skills, be flexible to help cover annual leave and sickness, and have a positive attitude. 

Starting salary for trainee positions – Minimum wage for age

(A car and valid driver’s licence are preferable but not essential)

How to apply: 

Please download a job description here and an application form here.

Please send completed application forms stating which position you are applying for & how many hours per week you would like to apply for (if looking for job share opportunities – all shifts available are either 6 or 7.5 hours per day) 

Please email to: 

Joanne Findlay – Customer Care Manager: 

Due to the high number of applications, you may not receive a response.