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Veterinary Surgeon Opportunities - Essex

Forest Veterinary Centre
Competitive Salary
Closing date
1 Oct 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
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Night Vet – 5 nights on 10 nights off.

We are looking for a night vet at our Epping hospital. Sole charge overnight with RVN support. Shift time from 6.30pm-8.30am. We support 10 other local practices out of hours which can provide a busy and varied caseload. ECC certificate encouraged but not essential and if not study towards the certificate would be funded. Accommodation included if needed while working.

Day Vet – Split role between Woodford/Epping

We are looking for a day vet for a split role between our Epping hospital and Woodford branch (2 days at each). With accommodation available in the self-contained flat above the Woodford practice. No night work. All levels of experience would be considered for the role.

Day Vet – Epping hospital – 12 month fixed contract

We are also looking for a day vet to be based at our Epping hospital. A medicine/imaging bias would be preferred. This is where our 24 hour hospital is based and we have CT/MRI and a large ultrasonography case load. No night work. A shorter fixed contract would also be considered.

£1750 CPD budget, RCVS and VDS fees paid for both roles.

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Opened in 1984 by Ken Burley and Clive Swainsbury, our veterinary practice has gone from strength to strength, growing in size as we have expanded into locations in Woodford Bridge and Harlow.

Our Story

Having begun life as the eponymous ‘Burley and Swainsbury’, we soon became one of the area’s most relied upon veterinary services due to our level of expertise and dedication to progress in both medicine and technology.

So much so that after 12 years at our Epping branch we found we had no choice but to expand in order to increase our capacity and provide the kind of healthcare that we wanted.

After a massive refurbishment project, we opened our new centre in Epping in 1996, and so the ‘Forest Veterinary Centre’ was born. Taking on a far larger premises meant that we could provide staff accommodation, meaning that we could always have someone on hand 24/7 for any kind of emergency, as well as superior in-patient accommodation.

Due to this level of commitment, we have since gained the highest degree of classification and our Epping centre has been inaugurated as a veterinary hospital.

Following our success in Epping, we opened a state-of-the-art facility in Harlow in 2004, the same year that our Woodford Bridge premises underwent a substantial refurbishment, as we sought to offer the local community more extensive services. In 2015 the Eastwick Lodge Farmhouse, on the same site was converted to the new expanded Harlow surgery offering increased consulting hours and modern fully equipped operating facillities.

After 27 years, Ken Burley took retirement in 2011. Glenn Bengtson and Paul Hill, two veterinary surgeons at the top of their field, who are keen to see Forest Veterinary Centre expand even further, joined the partnership in 2002 and 2009 respectfully.

In 2016 we became one of the few practices in the UK to offer radioactive iodine therapy for the treatment of feline hyperthyroidism at our new radioactive iodine unit at Harlow surgery.

In April 2018 Clive retired from the Partenrship and continues in his role as the centre vet for the Guide Dogs for the Blind and not works 2.5 days per week at the Harlow Surgery. Paul Hill has relocated to the North of the country with his growing family to be nearer extended family.
Forest Veterinary Centre Ltd now operates under the umbrella of Vetpartners Ltd.

Find Us
01992 575790
Hemnall Street
CM16 4LQ
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