Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon- Work with a close-knit team!

Location Colchester
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £75k
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Job ref: SG2460
Published: about 17 hours ago

Here at Lloyd & Cowan we are thrilled to be working with a practice who are seeking an enthusiastic veterinary surgeon to join their team on a permanent basis! This role is suited to a small animal vet who is confident in surgery, diagnostics, and consulting and would appreciate working within a close-knit team.


Their vets usually work between the hours of 8:00am – 18:30pm and most choose to work their hours over 4 days, however, they are happy to accept both full and part-time candidates, they can offer great flexibility within this role as they understand how important a good work/life balance is. There is a share of 1:4 Saturday morning rota (until 12:00pm) but no OOH requirement.

About them:

The practice is a lovely mid-sized family feel practice. They are small enough for the team to all know each other well but large enough to offer enough support for everyone. They also have the added benefit of frequent visiting specialists in orthopaedics and cardiology allowing for great case continuity. They have all the normal gadgets such as digital x-ray, ultrasound, in house blood machines and a lovely new dental machine.

The practice consists of 4 Vets, 4 RVNs, 2 VCAs and 5 support staff including a wonderful practice manager. It is important that the candidate enjoys being part of a proactive team that strives for clinical excellence. They have a supportive and nurturing culture but still manage to maintain a good sense of humour, making it a happy and settled place to work even with the stresses and strains of small animal practice.


​Salary up to £75,000 DOE plus, £10,000 Welcome Bonus plus, £10,000 Relocation Allowance

In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave

  • Private medical insurance

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

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • £1250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata

  • Certificate support

  • BVA membership

  • VDS cover

  • RCVS fees

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on  028 8765 8068.

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