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Veterinary Surgeon

Lawton & Stoakes Veterinary Practice
The practice is situated in Harold Wood, Romford on the Essex/London border
Salary from £40,000 to £55,000 depending on experience
Closing date
25 Dec 2023
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The Practice        

This Independent, family run, practice is ideally situated on the Essex/London border close to M25 with good rail links to London (on the Elizabeth line) yet walking distance to countryside. We have a very interesting and varied caseload with our consultation lengths allowing for plenty of time to follow up cases and to develop your own clientele. Our emphasis is on case continuity and spending time with our clients to ensure excellent customer service.

We work on consultation appointments of 20 minutes, no out-of-hours duties or telephone calls, no Sundays, no bank holidays,working a 5 day week, plus one Saturday in three (10am to 2pm). 

We offer an experience-based salary from £40,000 to £55,000 pro rata and 5 weeks paid holiday plus bank holidays. There is an annual generous CPD allowance of £2000 with 3 days CPD leave as well as paying professional membership fees (RCVS/ BVA/ BSAVA/ VDS).


The Role     

You must be a motivated, enthusiastic veterinary surgeon that has an interest in exotics and small animals and is eager to become a part of our team of 3 vets supported by an excellent nursing team (training practice status) plus two dedicated receptionists in our single site practice (established 1985).

Study for additional qualifications would be encouraged and supported by your colleagues (one of which is an RCVS specialist and advanced practitioner) and we have an in-house laboratory and a wide range of investigative and surgical toys at your disposal (DR, ultrasound, ECG, ERG, endoscopy, laser, operating microscope, radiosurgery, Tonometry, PetMap, Slit Lamp Biomicroscope, etc). Plenty of time for private study and reading.


Successful Candidate    

The successful candidate is an MRCVS, registered with the RCVS. You should have a strong interest in exotics (particularly reptiles, birds, and small mammals) and be willing to provide an outstanding service to our clients and their pets, and build up your own clientele but with the support of experienced colleagues. We encourage and expect you to follow up cases and to develop your own clientele. Our emphasis is on a high level of service, case continuity and spending time with our clients to ensure an excellent client experience.  


The Package

  • An experienced based salary between £40,000 to £55,000
  • 5 weeks paid holiday plus bank holidays
  • Annual generous CPD allowance of £2000 with 3 days CPD leave
  • Professional membership fees paid (RCVS/ BVA/ BSAVA/ VDS)


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The Lawton and Stoakes Veterinary Practice was established in 1985 by Dr Martin Lawton and Dr Lynne Stoakes, both of whom have previously worked at practices in Essex.

The practice premises were converted from a rundown butchers and have been extended over the years to cope with expansion, a process which is still ongoing. Major refurbishment to extend the practice has just been completed, combining the three buildings of 8, 10 and 12 Fitzilian Avenue. This has given us a totally new, increased waiting room (with disabled toilet facilities) for the greater comfort of our Clients.

The Practice strives to offer the highest of medical care for all pet animals including Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits, Reptiles and all Exotic Animals. We have a reputation of providing a very high standard of Veterinary Medicine, dealing thoroughly and to the best of our ability with all conditions. We regularly receive referrals from other UK Veterinary Practices, particularly for Exotic animals and Ophthalmic cases.

We are a training Centre for Veterinary Nurses and we are committed to the education of medical and nursing staff. The nurses are the backbone of the practice. They make sure that all the in-patients are maintained, looked after and medicated as has been prescribed by the veterinarians. They are responsible for assisting the veterinarians during anaesthetics, surgery and during consultation ho

Company info
01708 384444
8-12 Fitzilian Avenue
Harold Wood

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