Veterinary Surgeon – Full or Part Time – Basildon, Essex

  • Location Basildon, Essex
  • Salary Competitive Salary
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • W20.1131
  • Closing date 10th Dec 2020

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our thriving small animal surgery in Basildon Pitsea!

We are conveniently based at the busy Old Market Retail Park just off the A13 and benefit from free on-site parking, easy access to the M25, 20 minutes from the seaside and direct trains into London and Southend.

You will find us to be a friendly, cheerful and progressive practice and the team consists of 9 vets, 9 RVNs, 6 student nurses and 8 client care advisors. We have state of the art equipment including ultrasound and endoscope and we were the first 1st opinion practice in Essex to get a CT scanner. Due to our 24/7 service offering, it means we retain all of our cases in house allowing you to see cases through to completion.

Person Specification

We pride ourselves on the strong relationships we have built with our clients and patients and we are looking for a personable Vet who is passionate about providing an excellent service. You will need to be confident with routine surgery and medicine.

Ideally, we are looking for a full time vet covering 40 hours per week, although part time can also be considered (working 3 days during the week). The role includes a weekend rota of only 1 in 4, ensuring an excellent work/life balance.


In return for your hard work, the practice offers a competitive salary as well as the following benefits;

  • Enhanced annual leave (including your Birthday off after 1 years service)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Free access to RetailHub, a wellbeing service that includes access to professional support and counselling
  • CPD allowance and support for Certificates
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounted pet care
  • Paid memberships – RCVS, VDS, BVA and BSAVA
  • Exclusive discounts to high street shops, gym memberships, restaurants etc.

If you share our passion for delivering outstanding healthcare, exceptional customer service, and would like to join our team then please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Meet Vets4Pets

We put pets first

Beyond all else, we’re committed to animal health and welfare, and we absolutely put pets first. The most powerful partnerships we have are with pets and their owners. This is at the heart of what we do and always will be.

Vets4Pets Northampton Wins Vet Wellbeing Award

Colleague mental health and wellbeing have always been highly important to Jenny Millington and Sally Courtney of Vets4Pets Northampton. So much so, that during the past 12 months, they and their colleagues have implemented a number of fantastic initiatives to support in this area. These efforts have resulted in the practice recently receiving the 2019 Vet Wellbeing Award, medium-sized practice category, from the Society of Practising Vets (SPVS), in partnership with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative.

We help our nurse colleagues thrive

We know first-hand the tremendous contribution vet nurses make to the smooth running of a practice and to animal health and welfare. We’re therefore committed to recognising and celebrating these contributions and to providing our nurse colleagues with learning opportunities specific to them. Our annual Vet Nurses Conference (a Vets4Pets-only event) offers a full day of industry-leading CPD.

We are very much aiming to be an association where people can seek support for themselves and others and where employers and groups and other associations can seek support from us regarding the promotion of diversity and inclusion.

Dan Makin

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