Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Colchester

  • Location

    Colchester, Essex

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Up to £60,000 p/a (DOE) FTE

  • Contact:

    Philippa Hadley

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -012022-23741

  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Colchester

Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Location: Colchester

Practice Type: Part of a group - RCVS accredited, two Veterinary Surgeon soon to be three, small animal practice in Colchester.

Facilities: They have excellent direct digital x-ray, high-quality ultrasound, endoscopy, and IDEXX blood machines.

Team: They have one full-time and one part-time Veterinary Surgeon, four qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses, and one Student Veterinary Nurse. They also have three Receptionists and one Veterinary Care Assistant. They also have regular visiting specialists including a sonographer, cardiologist, and an orthopaedic surgeon.

Role: They are looking for a dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join their team. The position involves carrying out consultations, working up cases, general surgery, and basic imaging.


  • The ideal candidate will be confident with routine consultations and surgery and happy with occasional sole charge.
  • All applicants must be RCVS registered.
  • They encourage and support the development of special interests in all areas of small animal practice including certificates.
  • An OV qualification would also be desirable but not essential.
  • They are looking for a kind, enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to become a part of their lovely team.

Hours: They are looking for a full or part-time Veterinary Surgeon and there is flexibility with the working days. The rota involves working 2-4 days per week, 20-40 hours per week however shift patterns can be negotiated. FTE would be 4 x 10-hour days and 1 rest day. The ideal candidate would participate in 1 in 3 Saturdays and there are no out of hours required.

Salary: Competitive - From £60,000 p/a dependant on experience (FTE)


  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia 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 focussed on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

Ref: JN -012022-23741

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