Veterinary Surgeon

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.


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