Dick White Referrals

Biomedical/Veterinary Scientist


Due to continued growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and experienced scientist to join our Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Team working in a busy specialist veterinary centre.

The position will be based in our Blood Sciences Department which covers haematology, biochemistry and endocrinology. Blood film examination would be a large part of the role alongside urinalysis, performing QC, maintenance of analysers, stock control and training of colleagues/students when required. Multidisciplinary work in Microbiology and Histology may be involved on an ad hocbasis and dependent on the interests of the individual. The role will be supported by the Laboratory Manager and Senior BMS in blood sciences. Colleagues are encouraged to participate in CPD and undertake further training.

This is a full time 40-hour per week position, working 8-hour shifts between 06:30 and 18:00 Monday to Friday. The post holder would be required to partake in the 1 in 5 Saturday rota and Bank Holiday rota. The Laboratory is not open on Sundays or Christmas day.

The ideal candidate will have experience in Haematology (either human or veterinary) and/ or other areas of blood sciences with an interest in learning more about veterinary diagnostics. They will hold a degree in a relevant science subject, ideally Biomedical Science or Bioveterinary Science. Experience with any of our analysers or similar would be advantageous: Advia 2120, Beckman Coulter AU480 and Siemens Immulite 2000.

Computer literacy is essential with the ability to pick up use of our Laboratory Information and Practice Management Systems quickly.

The successful candidate will be highly organised with a passion and drive for delivering results, will be a team player who enjoys working in a supportive working environment and able to work on their own initiative and challenge the status quo.

In return, we offer a professional and supportive environment and daily opportunities to learn and develop your skills.

Further information about the laboratory can be found at www.dwrdiagnostics.com.



As you would expect from the UK’s largest private veterinary referral centre we offer an inspiring and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities, an excellent package and benefits that include:

  • Basic salary £22,837.50 – £27,405 dependent on experience (plus paid overtime)
  • Dedicated CPD allowance
  • Pension
  • Generous leave allowance
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Access to private medical cover
  • Personal health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme

If you share our passion for delivering excellence, trust and care then we would love to hear from you. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to vacancies@dwr.co.uk


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