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about pet blood bank uk

Pet Blood Bank UK is the only charity of its kind that provides a canine blood bank service, helping to save the lives of many loyal companions across the UK. Similar to the human blood service, donation sessions are held nationwide for large dog owners to bring along their pets to give blood. The blood is then taken to PBB’s state of the art processing centre in Loughborough where it is separated into red blood cells and plasma products, and then stored ready for despatch.  Now in its 11th year, the charity has over 9,000 canine donors registered and growing at an exponential rate as media attention increases. 

Part-Time Veterinary Surgeon  - Loughborough

 Do you have strong phlebotomy skills and an interest in transfusion medicine?  Are you passionate about providing excellent patient care, client care and customer service and make a difference to the lives of others?

PBB is now seeking a dedicated Veterinary Surgeon on a permanent part-time flexible basis.  You will take charge of blood collections sessions ensuring donations are performed following the correct procedures as well as supervising all staff at collection sessions which includes supervision of PBB’s RVN’s. 

Flexibility to work at various venues is also required: departing from their Loughborough based office, the collection team go to collection sessions at venues across the Midlands and beyond. This role is part-time, working 1 day per week and alternate weekends.

You will have responsibility for:

Full physical examination of the canine donor including clinical history, blood sampling, interpretation of results and assessing donor for donation.

  • Occasionally you may be required to take the donation. 
  • Ensuring all necessary paperwork is completed by owner and veterinary team.
  • Ensuring the overall success of your session.   

All PBB veterinary surgeons are trained to use our on-line blood review system which provides routine biochemistry and haematology results for our donors and quality control analysis of blood products, this can be done either at the PBB office or remotely from home.  In addition to the collection sessions there will be opportunities to attend veterinary events and pet owner events to promote and raise awareness of PBB. 

For a full job description please email

To apply for any of the roles above, please send your CV and covering letter to Carolyn Hughes

More information about Pet Blood Bank UK is available at 

No agencies please. 

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