Full Time SA Role with Group of Independent Practices in Essex


Steph Ward
Our client are proudly independent and are looking for a vet to join the team on a full time, permanent basis.

The team have a good mix of clients, many are insured allowing the team to work up cases to a high standard, plus they have 3 good referral centres in the surrounding area, as well as specialists who come to visit clients in-house to allow more work ups to be done onsite.

This group of 3 branch practices plus state-of-the-art hospital have all the equipment you would expect such as digital X-Ray, ultrasound, IDEXX in-house lab, dental, separate theatre rooms, and the hospital has separate dog and cat wards to help make the inpatients stay more comfortable.

The team have recently taken on an OOH provider to take care of any overnight emergencies and allow the on-call vet to only be called by the dedicated night nurse team regarding any current inpatients.

The vets are supported by a cohort of VNs, SVNs, ANAs, consult assistants, receptionists, and admin staff.

This is a full time position to be split between the RCVS hospital in Saffron Walden and other local branch practices, working a 4 day week, plus sharing the OOH/inpatient and weekend rota with the rest of the veterinary team;
1:6 weekends on call (you are not expected to be on site unless you need to go in as the dedicated night nurse team remain on site - but this does mean you need to live within 30 minutes of Saffron Walden)
1:6 Saturdays working 8:30am-2pm split between 2 sites
1:12 Saturdays 8:30am-2pm split between the other 2 sites
1 night on call per week, unless it is the weeks straddling your on-call weekend (because that would be mean!)
2000/5 day CPD allowance
Support with certification
4 weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays, rising to 5 weeks based on length of service

The area of Saffron Walden is a lovely place to be, good air, rail and road links, plus lots of lovely countryside on your doorstep with Cambridge and London within easy reach.

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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