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Veterinary Surgeon - Equine

Blaircourt Equine Veterinary Clinic Ltd
Chelmsford, Essex, England
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

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Blaircourt Equine Veterinary Clinic, Chelmsford- Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Salary commensurate to experience. Possible relocation allowance up to £5,000

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Equine Veterinary Surgeon to join an established, well-respected 8 vet practice situated in the Essex countryside, close to London.

Blaircourt Equine Veterinary Clinic is looking for a compassionate and enthusiastic vet to join our international, dynamic and sociable team on a permanent and long-term basis. We offer a supportive and friendly environment in which you will be given the opportunity to establish yourself as a key team member.

We service a wide range of clients - from leisure horse owners to international competition yards - therefore you will be assured of a diverse and interesting case load where continuity is highly regarded and encouraged.

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have proven ambulatory experience, come with a specialised interest and be eager to develop their own client base. You should be confident and happy to work alone on the road and be able to quickly build a rapport with clients. Comprehensive CPD including studying for a certificate will be strongly encouraged alongside an attractive remuneration package.

About the rota

This is a full-time permanent role working Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm, with 1 weeknight and 1:4 weekends on call, (1 day in lieu following a weekend on call).

Want to know more about us?

Our main clinic as well as branch practice will provide you with a full range of equipment (digital x-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy and gastroscopy, laser therapy/surgery, arthroscopy, gait analysis, specialised endodontic procedures etc.), including surgical facilities, examination rooms, stables and isolation facilities. Blaircourt are a UKVI certified sponsor and will assist with visa applications.

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


As a long established provider of equine veterinary care in the south east, our equine vets cover all areas of Essex, into London & the Southern parts of Suffolk. We offer a prompt & reliable ambulatory service as well as excellent purpose built in-patient facilities in Woodham Ferrers, slightly South East of Chelmsford.

Our philosophy towards veterinary care is simple – to use the highest level of diagnostics and treatment appropriate to any given case, whilst at the same time, always maintaining a good mix of care, compassion and common sense in dealing with your four-legged friend. This applies to ALL our patients, foals to competition horses, pleasure hacks to geriatrics

Blaircourt Equine Veterinary Clinic has been in existence for over 30 years. Since taking over the reins in April 2003, partners Mark Meter, Patrick Traill and Ralph Hege have seen a huge growth in clientele. With a strong emphasis on using up-to-date diagnostic methods and following these up with top-class treatment options, the practice has gone from strength to strength. We pride ourselves on breaking down the old-school perception that the vet is somehow the most important person in the equation, and recognise the importance of having an honest and trusting client-vet relationship about the real issue at hand, the equine patient. The vets at Blaircourt are always available for informal chats on the telephone to reassure owners over individual cases.

Company info
01245 429025
The Barns
Crows Lane
Woodham Ferrers

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