Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex, Essex
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #701

Fancy working in an Independent Practice with great benefits & No OOH’s

Role: Veterinary Surgeon

Salary: From £35k to £65k+ pa, depending on experience

Hours: Permanent, Full time, 40hrs pw. No OOHs

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Ref No: 701

VetFinders is happy to be recruiting for a wonderfully independent practice, with 3 branches located in Purleigh village; the other two are in Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch. This family feel practice is well established in the local area and boosts a close-knit team of experienced veterinary professionals. The practice is looking to add to their team through growth and expansion with immediate effect.

The Role:

As a Veterinary Surgeon, you will need to be able and comfortable with a mixture of consultations and surgical procedures conducted in a general practice. You must be confident and competent in the role. We are looking for a progressive, friendly, caring, communicative, team player assistant to complement our 9-vet team (making it up to 10 again) that wants to offer an outstanding service to our patients and clients.

This role is being offered on a permanent basis, 40 hours pw. In addition, 2 weekends in every 8 weeks, with days off in lieu. No OOHs, but 1 evening check pw (only if required).

Development and progression are important to the practice, as they grow and evolve, but finding the right person is key. The practice is looking for someone to work with the existing clients, and deliver their high excellent standard of patient care. The team currently have strong work ethics to ensure quality and effective work is carried out to gain the best overall satisfied results for the patient and the client.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a 2 years plus qualified Vet, looking to join an expanding team, and ever-increasing case load. If you are a Vet looking for an independent practice with a supportive team, look no further!

Benefits package:

Benefits of working for this successful and well-respected practice are:

  • Competitive salary dependant on experience £35-65k+ per annum
  • RCVS, VDS & BVA paid
  • 23 days annual holidays plus Bank Holidays
  • CPD allowance
  • Certificates fully funded, supported and encouraged
  • Staff discount on your pet treatment
  • Pension scheme
  • Visa and sponsorship available

Must have:

  • RCVS registered and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in the UK
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Effective decision-making ability
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • The ability to problem solve

About the practice:

The practice has been in existence since the 1950s, when it was primarily a farm animal and equine practice with a small companion animal component. Approximately 15 years ago, the practice became solely a companion animal practice.

We pride ourselves on the quality of work we do; we aim to make a diagnosis and not just treat. This means that diagnostics are a very big part of our lives.

We have DR and dental radiography, multi-parameters anaesthetic monitors, Doppler blood pressure monitors, capnography, tonopen, high-spec. ultrasound machine, rigid endoscope, gastroscope and bronchoscope, bair huggers for all our patients under anaesthesia, dedicated dental suite, in-house laboratory with endocrinology and Sedivue urine analyser.

We have separate dog, cat and exotics wards that minimises the patient’s stress when in for an operation, procedure or hospitalisation. We have a separate isolation ward if required. We work in an air-conditioned building that provides all-round comfort for man and beast, alike! Our clients love our large car park, enabling stress-free parking.


To apply for this vacancy or request more information please send your CV in application.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first, just let us know the job reference, Thanks and Good luck, VetFinders.

Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #649

Fancy working in an Independent Practice with No OOHs!

Veterinary Surgeon

Salary starting from £45,000 pa. Experienced Vets, discussed at interview, DOE

Hours: 40 hrs pw. No OOH’s

Plus 28 days holiday, staff discounts and excellent pension scheme!

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Job ref: 649       

Here at Vetfinders we are helping a practice find their next hire. They have a new opportunity in their growing practice, for a Veterinary Surgeon to join their fun team in Essex.


  • RCVS & VDS included
  • CPD allowance.
  • Staff discounts
  • Pension scheme


  • Full Time
  • No OOHs
  • Structured shifts, 8.30am-7pm
  • Day off in the week
  • 1:2 Saturday mornings 9am to 12pm
  • 15-minute appointments, longer if needed.

They are looking for a full-time vet to join their team, and help the practice grow. They have an amazing nursing team; they all support each other and play to each other’s strengths.

Their patients and clients are extremely important to them. 15-minute appointments, longer if needed.

The practice would like the ideal candidate to be experienced in small animal medical and routine surgical procedures, be very comfortable with face-to-face consultations and have a good rapport with clients.

You will have clinical freedom, platinum webinar vet membership & other CPD is considered.

They are ideally looking for someone who can hit the ground running so at least 1 years’ worth of experience is essential.

The Practice

We are 20 mins from Chelmsford, 25 mins from Southend on Sea, have great sunsets and are surrounded by beautiful Essex countryside.

  • No out of hours
  • Excellent rota with full respect for work life balance
  • Cakes with and without gluten, and occasionally ‘pie Friday’.
  • Fun fund for silly things, outings, take aways etc.
  • Lots of tea, coffee and chocolates!!

Come and meet us, see our plans for the future, and see if being part of our family is the right fit for you.

This is a great chance to be involved in a growing independent practice surrounded by a motivated supportive team helping you to do the work you trained to do.

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

Thanks, and good luck, VetFinders.

Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Location: Chelmsford - Essex
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #613

Job Type: Registered Veterinary Nurse

Salary: Starting from £22,500+ pa DOE

Hours: 40 hrs pw. No OOH’s

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Job ref: 613

Here at Vetfinders we are helping a practice find their next hire. They have a new opportunity for a proactive and enthusiastic RVN to join their team.

If you are an individual who is committed to the growth and development of both yourself and your clients, then come and join this independent, small animal practice in Chelmsford, Essex.


· RCVS & VDS membership fees paid.

· CPD Allowance.

· Pension scheme.


· No OOH’s.

· Rota; 0800-1630 or 1030-1900 with a one-hour lunch break

· 1:4 Saturday only, 8.00am-12pm

The practice encourages the nurses to utilise their skills and training as much as possible. This includes blood samples, iv drips, radiographs and anaesthesia.

The nurses have their own clinics to do routine health checks and weight checks etc. The most important requirement is a pleasant personality and enjoys interacting with clients helping to keep their pets healthy

This independent practice provides excellence in all aspects of pet care. As a nurse training practice, they require an understanding, enthusiastic and patient team player. An interest in Vet Nurse training would be a great addition but not necessary.

This would suit an experienced nurse; a minimum of 2 years’ is preferred.

The Practice

It is uncertain exactly when our practice was established, it is believed to date back to before the Second World War, when it predominantly dealt with farm animals. However, as the need for agricultural veterinary care in Essex declined over the years, our practice became dedicated to delivering first class care for small animals.

Our owner David Eagar joined the practice 40 years ago. He went on to become a partner with two others, and in 2005 became the sole owner of Elm House Veterinary Centre.

In 1992, after deciding to focus on smaller, household pets, we moved our practice to its current location. Today, as well as offering all of the services your pet may need, we also have adequate parking facilities, a fully-equipped operating theatre and the space to hold exclusive puppy parties for our clients.

Additionally, you can look forward to being looked after by our team of friendly professionals each time you visit us. Each member of staff at our practice attends monthly meetings about various areas of veterinary health, as well as vet shows, courses and training. So, rest assured, your pet couldn’t be in better hands.

This is a great chance to be involved in an independent practice surrounded by a motivated supportive team helping you to do the work you are trained to do.

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!