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Veterinary Surgeon

Elm House Veterinary Centre
Chelmsford, Essex
Salary FTE £40,000 to £59,000 dependent on experience
Closing date
7 Dec 2023
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Experienced part time vet with at least 2 years UK experience needed for a single site, independent small animal practice.

The Practice

We are a small single site independent practice that has been established for over 50 years with a high ratio of RVNs:Vets. We have 15min consults for routine appointments but give doubles for those we feel need more. We have a good client base with a high percentage of insured clients meaning we can practice good standards of veterinary care and have several referral centres within 1 hour for those cases that need more. Lunch breaks are almost always achieved. Admin and case work up time is factored into the day with there being several emergency slots left for on the day appointments. Consults finish at least 15mins before the end of a shift.  We have a friendly team, with low turnover of staff.  We have most of the usual toys - in house labs – idexx catalyst & lasercyte, microscope, digital radiography, ultrasound, tonovet and will be getting dental radiography in the coming months.


Suburban practice only a short walk into the city centre with good transport links to London

The Role

We are looking for a competent all round vet who has good communication skills and enjoys consulting as this will be predominantly a consulting role.  Ideally the candidate would be happy to work up their own medical cases.  The hours entailed would ideally be Tuesday to Thursday 08.30 am to 16:00 pm but this is not fixed in stone and we are willing to consider alternative patterns. We are well supported by nurses and support staff being a 3 FTE vet practice with 5.5FTE RVNs, 1 FTE SVN, 1 FTE VCAs and 2 FTE receptionists.  We like to maintain case continuity but given none of the current vets works 5days a week we try to communicate well and pass them on to a colleague for our days off. We are willing to support study in an area of interest.

Successful Candidate

The successful candidate would enjoy working as part of a team but be capable of managing their own medical cases. An ability to help out with routine surgeries on rare occasions would be a bonus but not a deal breaker. 

The Package

Ideally Tuesday to Thursday 08:30am to 16:00pm but willing to discuss alternative shift patterns including school only hours. 

5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays

Salary FTE £40,000 to £59,000 dependent on experience

CPD allowance = £1000, 5days FTE/pro-rata for part time hours. Allowances not strictly enforced and should there be a benefit to the practice willing to consider more

50% staff discount on all purchases and work ups for own animals

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In 1992, after deciding to focus on smaller, household pets, we moved our practice to its current location. Today, as well as offering all of the services your pet may need, we also have adequate parking facilities, a fully-equipped operating theatre and the space to hold exclusive puppy parties for our clients.

Additionally, you can look forward to being looked after by our team of friendly professionals each time you visit us. Each member of staff at our practice attends monthly meetings about various areas of veterinary health, as well as vet shows, courses and training. So rest assured, your pet couldn’t be in better hands

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12 Elm Road
United Kingdom

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