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Experienced Full Time SA Vet - near Colchester


Julie Powell
Our client is based near Colchester with easy access to London and the beautiful Essex coastline.

This two vet practice has digital x-rays, endoscope, ultrasound, and all the usual toys. They have a small, kind, friendly team, with qualified veterinary nurses, animal care assistants and a veterinary physiotherapist. The Clinical Directors hold certificates in medicine and surgery. The practice also has access to a mobile specialist cardiologist, ultrasonographer and orthopaedic surgeon allowing you to manage cases predominantly in house. There are also many local excellent referral centres nearby allowing the practice access to CT and MRI scanners more complex cases. The practice see a varied case load including treating exotics and an interest in behavioral medicine. This has led to our fear free approach to patients in practice and the client would want a new colleague to become familiar with this regime.

The ideal candidate will work a 3 to 4 day week including at least 1 in 3 Saturday mornings and occasional care of inpatients at evenings and weekends but no emergency out of hours. The practice opening hours are 8.15am-6.30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and open until 7pm Mondays and Thursdays. Whilst there will be a requirement to work full days initially, there is the hope that with the right candidate to introduce shift patterns to improve the work life balance. You must be comfortable working sole charge as this is often a requirement of the job and therefore you need to be competent in medicine and surgery.

The ideal candidate will have some UK in practice experience and hold a clean, UK driving licence. A certificate holder would certainly be considered but not essential. The position will mainly involve consulting, working up cases both medically and surgically and routine operations. You ideally would also be keen to assist supporting other members of the team in their job roles too.

For more information on this role or if you would like to apply then please contact [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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