Skip to main content

Veterinary Surgeon

Haven Veterinary Practice
Clacton, Clacton-on-Sea
Salary between £40,000 to £65,000
Closing date
15 May 2024
Phone number

View more

Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Haven Veterinary Practice

Are you interested in working with a friendly and supportive team in an independent practice, which values your ideas and interests? If so read on...

About Us

Haven Vets are a proudly independent, client-focused practice set in Clacton-on-Sea, just a five-minute walk from golden beaches. Our team is what sets us apart, they are kind, hardworking and caring, which is why we value them so highly. Each person is like a part of the family and together we aim to provide high quality care for both our patients and clients. Located in Clacton-on-Sea, with Colchester and Ipswich a short journey away, the surrounding countryside is beautiful with enjoyable walks and areas of ONB such as Dedham.

The Role

We are looking for an individual who has experience, but more importantly for us, someone who will fit with our team. We are proud of the environment we have created and any person joining will be welcomed and supported by each and every member, in return we want someone who will support and help that team back. Client relationships are just as important, and we have worked hard to gain our reputation in the local area. We promote, amongst other things, case continuity, and aim to follow up our own cases and develop client relationships, which in turn makes for a more rewarding work life.

The full-time role is four days, three consulting days and one surgical day (this can be discussed according to experience and bias). You will have a set day off each week, to allow you to plan your down time off in advance. Our rotas are based around continuity; therefore, your operating days and consulting days stay the same each week so you can book your patients in with confidence. We are a busy practice and so you can expect to see a variety of species and conditions both medical and surgical.

We have invested in our people, premises and equipment, the practice has recently undergone a total refurbishment and extension of the main surgery to include separate cat waiting and consulting rooms (giving us our ISFM silver ward) 7 consulting rooms and larger separate dog and cat wards. Our facilities also include a high-quality ultrasound machine, Video-Endoscopy, digital x-ray, Tonopen, Multiparameter monitor and excellent in-house laboratory equipment.

As an RCVS accredited, nurse training practice, many of our 14 RVNs are ‘home-grown’ ensuring excellent support for inpatients and surgical cases along with well-run nurse clinics.

Our vet team consists of 10 vets, 3 part time, we have certificate holders in dermatology and soft tissue surgery who we have supported both finically and practically to achieve their goals. Our team works because we have the benefit of the knowledge and experience of our long service team members (we didn’t say old!), along with relatively newly qualified vets who bring new ideas and fresh perspectives. Together this makes a collaborative and inclusive workplace and ensures our patients get the best care we can provide.

Whilst we are ideally looking for a vet with some experience to join our team, there is so much opportunity here to grow your knowledge and career. We will always encourage you to follow your interests so if you’re looking to take on a certificate or want to expand your skills in a particular discipline then we will do all we can to support this.

The Package

  • Full time salary between £40,000 to £65,000
  • Five weeks holiday plus bank holidays
  • CPD encouraged and certificates supported
  • Professional membership fees (RCVS/VDS/BSAVA)
  • Four-day week with a set day off each week
  • 1:4 Saturdays, no OOH
  • We value the health and well-being of our team and offer a complimentary gym membership
  • 15 minutes consults with allocated breaks
  • Staff discounts

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Haven Veterinary Practice was established with its current name in 1991, but the Practice has been in continuous existence since the late 1940's. We are a proudly independent, client-focused practice set in Clacton-on-Sea, less than five minutes' walk from golden beaches. We have one consult only branch surgery based in Frinton on Sea, approximately 15 minutes from the main surgery. Clacton is an hour’s drive from London Stansted airport, 30 minutes from Harwich port, and benefits from good transport links to Colchester, Ipswich, and London.

Neil joined the practice in 1999 after graduating from Edinburgh, at that time Haven was a 4-vet mixed practice and much smaller than it is today, Neil knew from the moment he saw the practice that he wanted to stay, he became partner in 2002 and took over as sole owner when the remaining partners retired in 2016.

Now a small animal-only practice, and still proudly independent, we have grown (along with the building) and we are now an 11 vet, two branch practice with a strong sense of caring, family and teamwork thanks to the ethos that Neil has created.

We are looking for someone who will enjoy being part of our lovely team, we have a positive and happy culture and have a fantastic support team of 14 qualified RVNs, 3 SVNs and 8 receptionists.

Company info
35 Holland Road
CO15 6EH
United Kingdom

Apply for Veterinary Surgeon

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, or .rtf. No larger than 1MB
Selected file:

Find out more about TopCV

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named employer, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on vet times jobs you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please contact us. All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert