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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-2627)

Chelmsford, Essex

Veterinary Surgeon

Up to £50,000

Full time / Permanent

Job description

We are recruiting for a Permanent Veterinary Surgeon to join a practice in Chelmsford on a part time basis.

The role offers a 30-hour week over 3 days and a weekend rota of 1:3 Saturdays. This is an established practice in Chelmsford which is within easy access to London on the train. The Vet would be joining a team of the Branch Partner along with 2 RVNS and 2 SVNS. They offer state of the art facilities including Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray, dental suite, and an in-house laboratory.

The practices provide a high standard of clinical care and pride themselves on having staff members who stand apart from the rest and have a real passion and vision for how they work. They provide ongoing training and support to all team members through dedicated training centres.

All staff also benefit from the access to the best diagnostic equipment such as MRI machines and CT scanners and state of the art operating theatres in the nearest state-of-the-art Animal Hospital which is only 30 minutes away.

Who are they looking for

The practice requires a Vet with a minimum of 2 years' experience and someone who is comfortable with routine surgeries and consultations. They must have excellent client facing and communication skills and work well as part of a team. the practice is well established and very much has that community feel so it is important that the Vet enjoys building good working relationships with the clients and becomes part of their community.

Key Details

  • Type: Small Animal
  • Hours: Full time
  • Weekends: 1:3 Saturdays
  • Sole Charge: Yes - some
  • OOH: None
  • Branch work: None
  • Team: 1 Vet 2 RVNS 2 SVNS
  • Computer System: Freedom
  • Consultations: 15 Minutes

About them

  • Large nationwide group of practices and small animal Hospitals
  • Large community of highly skilled Veterinary Professionals
  • Committed, forward thinking and deliver clinical excellence
  • Offers continual training with professional development along with a dedicated training centre
  • Provides advanced Veterinary diagnostic equipment including MRI Machines and state of the art operating theatres
  • Career progression opportunities available
  • Provides continual ongoing training to ensure personal growth and development
  • Provides state of the art diagnostic equipment
  • Access to a wide variety of cases including more complex cases to ensure continual learning and development.

About you

  • You will be comfortable in routine surgeries and consultations
  • You will have a minimum of 2 years' experience
  • You will be passionate, motivated, and driven and want to move the practice forward
  • You will be ambitious and forward-thinking Veterinary Surgeon
  • You will be comfortable with some sole charge work when required
  • You will enjoy mentoring and coaching others and sharing knowledge and experience
  • You will have a calming approach when dealing with a busy practice environment
  • You will be passionate and dedicated to providing excellent clinical care
  • You will have excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • You will have career aspirations to continually develop your clinical skill set and knowledge
  • You will have areas of special interest that you would like to pursue


The practices are fully equipped with all the latest diagnostic equipment and there is a wide range of state-of-the-art services available and with access to including:

  • Ultrasound
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Endoscopy
  • Multiparameter Machine
  • Defibrillator
  • Keyhole Surgery
  • Isolation wards
  • Hospitalisation
  • Orthopaedic facilities
  • 24hr care


  • Salary: Up to 50,000 commensurate to experience
  • Holiday allowance: 5 weeks plus bank holidays
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • CPD: 1,500 3 days to attend
  • Access to a learning and development platform
  • Vehicle or vehicle allowance
  • Accommodation Allowance
  • Access to employee assist programme
  • Internal courses available ongoing
  • Attendance bonus schemes
  • Memberships: Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS and BVA)
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards scheme

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Excellent communication skills

1 years' post-grad UK experience

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV.

Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities.

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