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Veterinary Surgeon - Small Animal- FTC

Ark Veterinary Centre Colchester
Colchester, Essex, England
Up to £63,000 DOE
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Small Animal
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Ark Veterinary Centre, Colchester - Veterinary Surgeon - FTC

Up to £63,000 DOE

Ark Veterinary Centre in Colchester is seeking a dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team on a fixed-term contract lasting 1 year. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a supportive environment with flexibility and access to excellent amenities.

Position Details

The position will involve all aspects of small animal first opinion work, including consulting, diagnostic imaging, surgery, dentistry, laser therapy and lab work. This allows any candidate to follow their interests while keeping a good level of experience in all areas.

This role offers up to 40 hours per week, with fully flexible scheduling to accommodate part-time work for suitable candidates. Enjoy the benefits of a vibrant team atmosphere and a commitment to work-life balance.

About Ark Veterinary Centre

Located in Colchester, less than an hour from London and Stansted Airport, our practice benefits from proximity to beautiful rural areas and the coast. We are a small first opinion practice with a wonderful team dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients and their pets.

Team Collaboration and Well-being

At Ark Veterinary Centre, every team member is valued and encouraged to pursue their professional interests. Join a progressive team committed to delivering the best care possible while prioritising work-life balance. We foster a supportive environment where everyone enjoys getting together for fun activities outside of work.

Our practice is well-equipped with state-of-the-art tools and amenities, including visiting specialists in orthopaedics and echocardiography. You'll have access to all the necessary resources to deliver high-quality care to our patients.

The best thing about our practice is the team. We are friendly, supportive, easy to get along with and very welcoming.

Candidate Requirements

We are seeking a proactive Veterinary Surgeon who thrives in a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing exceptional service to clients and their pets while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Because our people 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

*6.6 weeks annual leave

*Additional holiday entitlement for your birthday


*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


*£1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata

*Certificate support

*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 £1250 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

Join Us Today

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to join a supportive team in Colchester, apply now to become part of Ark Veterinary Centre.

Up to £63,000 DOE


We are a specialist small animal Practice. We restrict our interests to pets. We do not attend to farm animals or horses. We are honoured to be chosen by Colchester Cat Rescue Society to be the Society's Veterinary Surgeons. We attend many local catteries and dog kennels and help many cat and dog breeders.

Company info
01206 572410
14 Church Lane
United Kingdom

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