Experienced Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon (No OOHs or Weekend Work)

Location Essex
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £65k + Benefits & Visa Sponsorship!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Job ref: SGFDFBD
Published: 12 months ago

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join this great team based in Essex.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day organisation and quality of service provided to clients reporting any issues directly to the Practice Manager.

Other responsibilities:

  • Examine animals and check their health status

  • Diagnose illnesses and determine the best treatment

  • Dress wounds of injured animals

  • Perform dental, ophthalmic and orthopaedic surgeries

  • Vaccinate animals to prevent diseases

  • Spay and neuter cats and dogs as needed

  • Prescribe medication

  • Advise pet owners on nutrition, preventive healthcare and general care

  • Update client records

  • Ensure staff maintain clinical hygiene in all areas

The Role:

The position is for 5 days per week, 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday, with no out-of-hours or weekend work!

The salary for this role is up to £65,000 depending on experience.

About the Practice:
The large affluent city of Chelmsford boasts historic architecture, is surrounded by picturesque countryside and is within easy reach of pretty coastal towns and beaches.

The busy practice provides excellent facilities and a comprehensive range of additional services including digital x-ray, ultrasound, ECG, soft tissue, and orthopaedic surgery. You will be exposed to a varied and interesting caseload and able to establish excellent relationships with our long-standing clientele.

You will be heading up an established team that includes 1 other MRCVS vet, 1 nursing assistant, 1 student nurse and 1 receptionist. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to take on responsibility for a clinic with the help of a supportive team with a
multitude of skills. You will guide colleagues in their roles and promote a culture of strong team spirit.

Applicant Requirements:

  • As a qualified MRCVS, the candidate will ideally already have good experience gained in small animal practice, as well as, be competent in clinical examination and surgery and confident working in sole charge


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service

  • Private medical insurance

  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • £1500 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata

  • Certificate support

  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme

  • Quality Improvement Programme

  • BVA membership, VDS cover, RCVS fees

  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer

  • Discounted staff pet care

If you are an Experienced Vet interested in this position in the Ideal Location- Get in Touch with Sophie Today!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.com

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068.

If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them. If we successfully place someone, you've referred to us; we'll give you £200 in high street vouchers as a way of saying thank you.

All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.