Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Colchester, Essex

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Tracy Atkinson

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -112019-13244

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • End date:

    2020-11-13 00:00:00

  • Expiry date:


We are working on behalf of a long-established small animal practice based in Colchester, Essex that is looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a permanent basis.

The Practice:

The practice is a large and well-equipped practice with ten experienced vets and can deal with all types of pets. They aim to be the friendliest and most caring vets in Colchester. The purpose-built practice has a newly refurbished reception area. Five dedicated consulting rooms, separate kennel rooms for dogs, cats and exotic animals and an isolation area for sick or infectious animals. They are able to offer veterinary medical care to a high standard and the facilities include the following:

  • Full Xray and ultrasound facilities
  • ECG machine for detailed heart rhythm analysis
  • Dental equipment for cleaning, polishing and removing teeth
  • A tonometer (a machine for rapid measurement of eye pressure) for diagnosing glaucoma
  • 3 different types of endoscope (cameras to examine airways and digestive tract)
  • A dedicated surgical theatre
  • Multiple anaesthetic monitoring equipment to ensure safe anaesthesia
  • An in-house practice laboratory
  • A separate room specifically for puppy parties and puppy training

The Role:

This a full time, permanent role working 4 day a week, (35 - 40 hours) Each vet gets an additional Friday every 6 weeks, 08.00 - 18.00 or 08.30 - 19.00. A weekend rota of 1 in 6 with no out of hours involved with this role. They will be occasional some sole charge shifts, and a small amount of branch work involved at a branch which is only 10 minutes away. In return, our client is offering a competitive salary and benefits package, dependent on experience, that includes:

  • A competitive salary depending on experience
  • Pension
  • unlimited CPD budget
  • 20 days holiday plus an additional 4 days for CPD

The Candidate:

Our clients are looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon, with at least 2 years plus experience. This position will suit a vet with excellent communication skills, outgoing, a team player, who is confident in surgery.


Role: Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Part-time

Weekends: 1 in 6

Out of hours: None

Sole charge: Some

Salary and benefits: Competitive salary (DOE)

Ref: JN -112019-13244

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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