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Veterinary Surgeon - Colchester

Colne Valley Veterinary Practice
Colchester, Essex
Competitive Salary
Closing date
4 Oct 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
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We are looking to expand our team

We are a fully independent small animal practice looking to expand our current team of ten vets.  We would like to recruit a new full-time vet but would also be interested to hear from you if you are looking for a part-time position.

We are based in a large and purpose-built premises.  Our practice is well equipped with an excellent range of diagnostic facilities.

We are a busy first opinion practice working to a high standard of veterinary care and we can provide plenty of opportunity for you to further your surgical and medical experience.

The successful applicant would be free to work up and manage their own cases with excellent support from our large team of qualified nurses and with the backup of skilled and experienced colleagues.  We are proud of our low staff turnover, and we provide a strong team approach in a supportive, friendly and professional environment.

We place a great deal of importance on a good work life balance and we are increasing the size of our veterinary team to improve this further.  We are looking for a proactive candidate with good communication skills and a passion for veterinary work and client care.

Experience of working in UK small animal practice is essential.  We believe that our practice, set on the Essex/Suffolk border provides the perfect setting for you to thrive in your veterinary career and be happy in your time away from work.  

  • We work a four-day week with the same day off each week and an additional Friday off every six weeks.
  • We work a one in six weekend rota and have external out of hours cover.
  • We allow six weeks of holiday every year and with an unlimited CPD budget, we are happy to encourage and support your professional development.
  • We pay well and would base a favourable salary on your experience.

To submit your application click the apply button.

We are at and you can find us on Facebook as Colne Valley Vets.



The Colne Valley Veterinary Practice was founded in 1947 and was initially based in a small building behind a house in Military Road in Colchester. In those early days there were two vets and their practice treated both large and small animals. The Practice steadily grew until it occupied not just the buildings behind the house but the house itself.

In 1995, we ended our services for large animals and concentrated entirely on domestic pets. We are now classed as a 100% small animal veterinary practice and we are an accredited small animal general practice  in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons practice standards scheme.

By 1998, we had outgrown our Military Road home and we moved our main premises to a new purpose built site on Maudlyn Road in Colchester. This is where we continue to be based today. Our building is large and well equipped with five consulting rooms and a large dispensary. We have excellent surgical facilities and we are very well equipped with diagnostic tools such as an x-ray machine, an ultrasound machine and several endoscopes (cameras that allow us to look into animals' lungs, stomachs and intestines.)

We also have a well-equipped practice laboratory. Our building has separate kennel rooms for cats, dogs and exotic pets. In short, we enjoy working in a large, comfortable and well equipped veterinary practice.

We have five full-time veterinary surgeons and four part-time veterinary surgeons working at the practice. In addition, we employ nine qualified Veterinary Nurses (six of whom are full-time.) We are a vet nurse training practice. We have a full time kennel maid. We have a practice accounts manageress, nine part-time receptionists and four cleaners.

Our practice is constantly evolving and adapting to take onboard new ideas and to take on new challenges. All our vets and nurses regularly attend courses and meetings to keep up to date with new techniques and ideas in the veterinary world. 

Find Us
01206 794695
Off Maudlyn Way
The Hythe
United Kingdom
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