Permanent Avian Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Avian Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Colchester, Essex

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Competitive (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

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  • Job ref:

    JN -062019-11143

  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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We are working with an Avian Veterinary Practice in Colchester, Essex that is looking to recruit a veterinary surgeon to join their expanding team.

The Practice:

This is a small friendly easy going practice that specialises in pigeon veterinary care, their aim is to keep pigeons healthy and free from the overuse of antibiotics. They believe in the regular testing of pigeons, at least 7 times a year, to keep these beautiful animals at their optimal condition and health. They offer a full range of support and continuous advice on how to keep your birds at their optimum health. With a full medical suite (in Holland), offering everything you could possibly need and specialist programs, that include breeding, moulting, etc.

They have a team of 7, with 2 vets that come over from the Holland practice.

The Role:

We would be looking for a local Veterinary Surgeon with experience with avian . Interested in a seasonal part time position in a small practice as a sole charge vet.

March – September - 3 days per week ( negotiable ) – 4 hours per week either, 9am – 1pm or 12 noon – 4pm ( 4 hours per week time slots negotiable e.g. could do 8:30 – 12:30 if wanted )

October – February – 2 days per week ( negotiable ) – 4 hours per week either, 9am – 1pm or 12 noon – 4pm ( 4 hours per week time slots negotiable e.g. could do 8:30 – 12:30 if wanted)

No weekend work is required with this role.

Your typical duties will include consulting, talking with clients over the phone, swabs and all avian veterinary duties. You will be working in a sole charge capacity so you will need to be comfortable with this.

In return, our client is offering a competitive salary (DOE), CPD allowance and pension. You will also have the opportunity to train in Holland if you are interested and the possibility to progress in the company.

The Candidate:

You will have good communication skills and be experienced in Avian veterinary and microscope analysis. They will consider a vet of any experience, what is important is that you are ambitious, friendly and easy going.


Role: Permanent Avian Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Pigeon Specialist

Hours: Flexible

OOH/Weekend: None

Salary: Competitive (DOE)

Ref: JN -062019-11143

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

What happens next:

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