Veterinary Surgeon

Role: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Location: Clacton, Essex

Hours: Permanent, 45 hours a week

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience

Ref No: 2471

VetFinders are recruiting for our client in the beautiful seaside town of Clacton. They are in the need of x2 experienced Veterinary Surgeons. Ideally a start would be in October and the other in November/December time but would consider an early new year start.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a well-respected and experienced team of specialists in the area.

The Role:

There are consults throughout the day. Operations are done Monday – Friday and generally every vet is in theatre once or twice a week all day. Prescription medications is provided.

The rota is 5 days a week – 9am to 7pm, Monday to Friday. 9am to 5pm, Saturdays (1 in 2). If you work a Saturday, then a day off in the week is given. 

One weekend every 8-9 weeks if there are inpatients, again two days off in the week if you worked that weekend. Sundays are only to see to inpatients usually you come in 2 or 3 times in the day depending on the pet’s needs. We only do inpatient checks of an evening in the week and this generally works out once every week and half.

The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience, this is not essential, but preferred.

This role is not suitable for new grads unfortunately.

Benefits package:

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

If permanent – 20 days A/L + 8 bank holidays a year. (January – December)

CPD allowance – £1000 per annum

VDS Membership

RCVS Membership once registered

Pension scheme

Car and Flat if needed – this will then come out of your salary.

Salary can be discussed depending on the candidate.

Current Government Covid 19 guidelines are in place.

Covid 19 PPE protection provided.

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified
  • 2+ years, post grad, small Animal Experience
  • Possess the right to work in the UK
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be a team player

About the practice:

They are a very busy small animal practice with a dedicated and passionate team. Due to their family feel unit, it has seen the client base rise over the last few years. The practice is also very well situated on the south coast.

They operate Monday – Friday and can provide emergency operations on a Saturday if needed. The practice also comes equipped with an x-ray and ultrasound machine. The nursing team is extremely efficient and can provide nursing clinics.


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