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Tier 3 Hospital seeking SA Vet with ideally 1-2 years experience, Essex


Steph Ward

An exciting opportunity to join a thriving practice with a Tier 3 Small Animal Hospital and 2 branches, located in Essex, North East of London and easily accessible by the underground network.

This practice has a growing caseload, and due to expansion they are looking to recruit a further small animal vet to join the team.

They have an extremely experienced team of vets including many Certificate Holders and, as well as offering a top class first opinion service, they also offer referrals for imaging, cardiology, surgery, neurology and orthopaedics.

Ideally the team would like a vet with around 1-2 years experience to join the team, working with state of the art equipment, including MRI CT, endoscopy, radioiodine, ultrasound etc.
The team are more than happy to provide CPD in all these areas, and will support and mentor future development.

The role be be split across the 2 branch practices, likely 2 days at each but also to be flexible to cover holidays at either branch.

The vets work 4 day weeks, the weekend rota is about 1 full weekend in 10-12 weeks and in a 7 week rota you would either do a full weekend (Sat and Sun 8am-6.30pm) and 1 Saturday morning (8am-12pm) or 2 Saturday mornings.
There is no night work as they have an OOH team for that. New vets will not work sole charge until you feel you were ready and the weekends would possibly be shadowed with another vet if they were not ready.

Holiday is 5 weeks per year but as they only work a 4 day week this is the same as 6 weeks holiday.

There is an option to be enrolled on the new graduate programme and accommodation can potentially be available to those vets who are looking to relocate.

If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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