Permanent Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Halstead, Essex

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Attractive salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -072020-15569

  • Published:

    12 months ago

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  • Client:


We are working with a well-established mixed animal veterinary practice in Halstead, Essex that is looking for an experienced small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a full-time permanent basis.

The Practice:

This well-established Equine and Small Animal Practice is well respected in the community and has under gone a number of expansions over the years which include:

The office, reception facilities, and five further inpatient stables were built in 2003 and a horse walker was installed in January 2009. In 2014 a new building in the southern corner of the yard with a purpose-built examination room complete with stocks and living accommodation above. In 2016 isolation stables were erected, away from the clinic enabling infectious cases to be treated away from other patients.

They have Six 100% Equine Vets all with interests in different areas of horse care and they cover a large geographical area treating competition horses, retired ponies, racehorses to donkeys. With an excellent team of Equine nurses behind them, if a horse requires a stay at the clinic, rest assured it will be cared for as if it was their own.

The small animal department has six veterinary surgeons, six nurses, and an ANA. They have consultations running all day from 8 am through to 6.30 pm with surgery on each weekday.

The Clinic has been recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Tier 2 Equine and Small Animal practice; this is in recognition of attaining a set level of standards and quality.

The Role and Candidate:

This is a full-time permanent role with weekday hours are either 08:00-17:00, 09:00-18:00 or 09:30-19:00. The weekend day hours are 08:00-16:00 Saturday and 08:00-12:00 (Noon) Sunday the rota is 1:6 full weekends and Saturday mornings 09:00-12:00 (Noon) also 1:6. OOH work covered by VetsNow.

You will see a varied caseload including zoo and Charity work. There is the freedom to expand in your chosen area, with good CPD support.

The Package:

In return for your hard work and dedication, our client is offering an excellent package that includes:

  • Attractive salary dependent on experience
  • 6 weeks holiday pro rata
  • CPD allowance
  • RCVS fees paid
  • Group BVA membership


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time

Weekends: 1:6 Full weekends and 1:6 Saturday mornings only

Out of hours: None

Sole charge: Some

Salary: Attractive salary (DOE)

Ref: JN -072020-15569

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