About the Job

Vet Surgeon  

Up to £62,000 DOE pro rata plus benefits

A work life extraordinary at Vets Now Colchester

Working as an emergency Vet Surgeon will expose you to a diverse range of cases that you simply won’t see in general practice. Although confidence with sole charge is a must, we have a strong support network, in and out of clinic, and there’s always somewhere to seek advice. This role includes an average 40 hour working week, 1:2 weekends and a fair share of weekday nights and bank holidays. We will consider part time hours for the right candidate.

Take control of your own career development

We take pride and integrity in the work that we do and that’s why we are committed to investing in the career progression of our people. From accredited ECC certification support to clinical research studies we will support you in taking control of your own career development. In Colchester, you will be fully supported by an expert nursing team and coached by our exceptional Senior Vet who will oversee your professional career development.

Provide emergency care at a time when it’s needed most

By sharing the rota with two other full time Vets, you can have the best of both worlds – working sole charge at times but being part of an established bigger team when busier. Weekends and bank holidays can be our busiest times and Colchester is staffed with additional vets, nurses and Animal Care Assistants on these days to provide extra support when it’s needed most.

Great place to work

Recognising hard work is really important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first class benefits and rewards package that could include:

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • private medical insurance
  • comprehensive CPD allowance
  • pension contributions
  • professional membership
  • 50% discounted staff pet care
  • death in service of two times annual salary
  • membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • company sick pay scheme
  • company maternity, paternity and adoption pay scheme
  • birthday as a day off

Enhanced induction

At Vets Now, we are passionate about training and the on-going development of our employees. If this vacancy is of interest and you feel you would benefit from an enhanced induction into our business then one of the options below may be perfect for you:

Cutting Edge: 10 week supported route into a full time role with Vets Now for those looking to start their career in ECC.

AdvantEdge: Two week programme for experienced, talented Vets that will fast track them into a successful emergency role.

Please get in touch with Anne in our Talent team to discuss on 01383 841181 or email [email protected]