Paragon Veterinary Referrals, in Wakefield’s Paragon Business Park, is nearing the end of construction and will boast eight consulting rooms, five operating theatres, MRI and CT scanners, and intensive care facilities, along with a cutting-edge and all-digital imaging department. About 80 staff will be employed, including up to 18 referral vets and 32 VNs, while specialist services will include cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, and orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.

Positions include a diagnostic imager, internal medicine specialist, neurology specialist, oncology specialist and an ophthalmologist, as well as various nursing posts.

Ian Monteith, managing director of Paragon – part of the Linnaeus Group, said: “We are looking for the best possible people, who not only have the right skills and experience, but who will also fit into the ethos we want to create at Paragon.

“It is a significant and exciting opportunity for motivated, high-calibre people to help shape something that has a very bright future for both the industry and for their own careers.

“Our philosophy is very much one of friendly cooperation between all members of staff, creating a pleasant, supportive and good-humoured atmosphere.”

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