Permanent Equine Veterinary Surgeon - Watford

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Up to £50,000 p/a (DOE) + Car

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -032022-24661

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Equine Veterinary Surgeon - Watford

We are currently working on behalf of an independent practice in Watford, this is looking for an Equine Veterinary Surgeon to join their friendly and supportive team. 

The Practice:

  • They are based in Watford with excellent transport links to London. They are adjoining an area of the outstanding natural beauty of the Chilterns.
  • The welfare of our patients is and always will be our priority.
  • Their main surgery is for both small animals and a separate ambulatory equine/large animal clinic, as well as a popular branch practice
  • They are fully equipped with an ultrasound scanner, endoscopes, Dremel dental power tools, Dremel hoof power tools, laser, physio machines, practice laboratory, and much more.
  • Across their practices, they have 4 Equine Veterinary Surgeons, 8-9 Small Animal Veterinary Surgeons, 14 Registered Veterinary Nurses, and 6+ Nursing students. There is also 40 Support Staff! They have Vets with Certificates in Small Animal Medicine, Equine PHD, and CertCHP.
  • Their Equine Practice provides a very personal and professional service. They have extremely friendly colleagues and a good reputation for a good, honest ethical established practice.
  • They also support their local scouts, orchestra, hospice, Macmillan fundraising and sponsor local equine events!

The Role and Candidate:

  • The main duties will include ambulatory equine general practice for example colics, lameness, injuries, medicine, and geriatrics.
  • The role will also include being responsible for your own first opinion cases but there will be support available.
  • There will be travel involved but the locations are fairly local. The role can be physically demanding as the successful candidate will be dealing with horses.
  • The rota involves working 4.5 days per week but this can be flexible. The shifts usually range from 9:00 am-6:00 pm over 4 days then 9:00 am-1:15 pm for 1 day a week.
  • The rota does involve out-of-hours and weekends. The overnight duty is for emergencies only and that will be 1 night per week. The weekend duty is currently 1 in 4 for emergencies only or it could be 3 in 8 if preferred with time off in the week.

The Package:

The practice is offering a competitive salary of up to £50,000 p/a (DOE) Plus a Car.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the Group Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

Ref: JN -032022-24661

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