Senior Veterinary Surgeon Job, Colchester, Essex, Southern England, UK

Colchester - Senior Vet Surgeon - Up to £65,000 DOE - Colchester

Principal Vet

  • Job Ref: 13576
  • Posted on May 24th 20182018-05-24

Senior Vet Surgeon

Total salary package up to £65,000 DOE

Lead the next generation of veterinary professionals with Vets Now Colchester

We are committed to developing the next generation of Veterinary Surgeons. Our Senior Veterinary Surgeons are at the forefront of delivering that vision, leading from the front in creating a culture of continuous improvement and shaping the future of the veterinary profession through coaching and mentoring. We have cemented our commitment to continuous development by heavily investing in CPD, ECC certification and coaching to give our staff the springboard they need to take their career to the next level. 

Continuous professional development

As a Senior Vet with Vets Now, you will have your own clear progressive pathway to success. From accredited ECC certification support to clinical research studies, we will support you in taking control of your own career development and help nurture your skills. Whether you want to take on advanced learning with an ECC certification or participate in clinical research that will shape the veterinary profession, we will support you in your journey.

Work two weekends a month

Working as an out of hours emergency vet is challenging. The caseload is unpredictable and the hours can be unsociable. Yet, Vets Now Colchester are offering a rota pattern that includes working one in two weekends and a fair share of weekday nights and bank holidays. And you won’t be alone – you will work as an integral part of an established team and have a real opportunity to shine in one of our top profile clinics. Vets Now Colchester is a busy clinic, staffed to manage an increased caseload with additional nurses, Animal Care Assistants and backshift vets when needed.

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, comprehensive CPD allowance, pension contributions, professional membership, free holiday accommodation in Arran, 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 and your birthday as a day off.

Celebrating success

As well as providing a competitive package of rewards and benefits, we also take pride in celebrating our successes. This includes hosting an annual awards ceremony for those who have exceeded expectations. Clinical staff are also encouraged to attend our annual ECC Congress, the largest in the UK, which features an array of internationally accredited speakers, delegates and exhibitors.  

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 a supported route in to our business, then the option below may be perfect for you.

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

If you are an exceptional veterinary surgeon who takes real pride in coaching others, we want to hear from you. Please contact Anne on 01383 841181 or email 

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Why Work at Vets Now?

Rewards and benefits

As part of the Vets Now team your package will include RCVS membership, EVECCS and IVECCS membership, VDS cover and access to a contributory pension scheme.

Exciting caseload

Working in emergency means no two shifts are the same. You'll see a wide and diverse caseload that will give you the opportunity to use all of your clinical skills.

Owned and run by vets

Vets Now was established by our chairman Richard Dixon, a vet who wanted to help the profession by meeting the growing demand for out-of-hours emergency care. We still put the profession at the heart of everything we do.

Career development

No matter what stage you’re at in your career we’ve got the openings that will help you grow and develop. Whether you want to expand your clinical skills or move into a management role we will support you.

CPD and training

You'll receive a generous CPD allowance and access to one of the most innovative training programmes in the profession. Our team of emergency and critical care specialists shape our clinical training and every year we host the UK’s largest ECC congress.

Working out of hours

We look after our teams, no matter what time of the day or night they work. Working out of hours will give you the opportunity to spend your days doing the things that fit in with your lifestyle.

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