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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Blaircourt Pet Clinic
Chelmsford, Essex
Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience
Closing date
27 Jan 2024
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Animal Health, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - Blaircourt Pet Clinic, Chelmsford

Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience

Blaircourt Pet Clinic are looking for a small animal veterinary surgeon to join their team. The role will include consultations, surgery and being responsible for the day-to-day running and management of the team. 

We offer flexible working options to suit you!

We offer flexible working patterns that flex with you and your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to flex your rota hours to balance the school holidays, fix to navigate the school runs or just looking to strike that balance between home and work life. We can offer flexibility that actually works for you.

The rota includes working 5 days a week Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm with no weekends or out of hours. 

About Blaircourt Pet Clinic

This practice is based in Woodham Ferrers, situated 6 miles from Chelmsford City Centre, within 30 minutes of Stansted Airport and 30 minutes by train to London. 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.

Our 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.

Come and join our supportive and established team

Currently we have 2 small animal vets, 2 registered veterinary nurses and 2 support staff. 

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work-life balance

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1500 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If you’ve got this far, thank you for your interest! To be part of our exceptional team or discuss any of our clinical vacancies please submit your application click the apply button.

Reference BH10186.


Are you tired of corporate-style veterinary practice? Frustrated at not seeing the same vet each time? Well look no further, the old times are rolling back. Blaircourt Pet Clinic is a modern, purpose built practice at the same premises as our long established Equine Clinic in Woodham Ferrers not far from Chelmsford, where we believe in providing a high standard of veterinary care in a relaxed and caring environment. Since the arrival of our dedicated small animal vet, Katherine Bott, the pet clinic has gone from strength to strength with a large increase in clientele, a consequence of the high standard of care given to your pets. As a result of this we have now taken on a second vet, Charlotte Westgarth.

We have a strong emphasis on continuity of care meaning you see the same person and you and your pet can build a relationship with Katherine or Charlotte ensuring those dreaded trips to the vets are as stress free as possible. We have a friendly, approachable team and believe in providing veterinary care with honesty and compassion for you and your pets.

The Clinic provides an ideal setting for both owners and animals, as it is situated in beautiful countryside with plenty of parking and outside space for dogs. The building itself has been designed to provide both space and light whilst creating an ideal environment for cutting edge veterinary care.

At Blaircourt we try to put an emphasis on preventative care as we believe ‘Prevention is better than cure!’ but we are fully equipped to deal with most aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. We have a spacious area for case work up, diagnostics and non-sterile procedures as well as a separate sterile operating theatre.

We have an in-house laboratory, digital x-ray machine and ultrasound equipment for diagnostic investigation. Should a case need a specialist centre for more complicated procedures or further diagnostics such as MRI/CT we have good relationships with several referral hospitals. We also now offer in-house medicine and orthopaedic referrals service with Andria Cauvin and James Creasey, who will come to the practice for consultations, scans, endoscopes and specialist surgery.

Company info
The Barns
Crows Lane
Woodham Ferrers
United Kingdom

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