Discover your next step at a place of sanctuary for pets and their owners

Here at Ark Vets we are close and welcoming team. In addition to our skilled and knowledgable team members, we also have the added benefit of frequent visiting specialists in orthopaedics and cardiology allowing for great case continuity. We have all the normal gadgets such as digital x-ray, ultrasound, in house blood machines and a lovely new dental machine.

Ark Veterinary Centre is situated in the city of Colchester, just an hour away from London and 45 minutes from Stansted airport. We are within easy reach of the coast and the Suffolk countryside, so life outside of work can be enjoyed to the full.

We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it brilliantly easy for you to strike the right balance. Whether you are looking to fix or flex your work patterns, we can find the right solution for you.

We believe that everyone should feel welcome and cared for in their workplace, and we have a supportive and nurturing culture, with a good sense of humour too. We're a a happy and settled place to work, as part of a pro-active team that strives for clinical excellence.

Opportunities at Ark Veterinary Centre

Ark Veterinary Centre are seeking an enthusiastic veterinary surgeon to join our team on a permanent basis. This role is suited to a small animal vet who is confident in surgery, diagnostics, and consulting and would appreciate working within a close-knit team.

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Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about our exciting job opportunities, our talent team will be happy to talk in confidence about the different options available to you.

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Rewards & Benefits: What’s in it for you?

Our people are at the heart of our business and we want to ensure they are rewarded for the excellent work they do. A package tailored to you:

Competitive Salary

We offer a competitive salary

Relocation support

A relocation support package to help you move with ease

Welcome bonus

A generous welcome bonus to celebrate you joining the team

Flexible working

Everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we offer you the chance to tell us how to make it easy for you to strike the right balance


Generous annual allowance to invest in your development

Your professional memberships

Are covered by us including BVA, VDS and RCVS registration fees

What our team say:

"Every day there’s something new to see or learn, it’s always interesting. We’re making a real difference to pet’s lives and the lives of their families."


- Maria Varnals, practice manager at Ark Vets

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What our clients say

"Ark Vets are fantastic, great team full of kind caring people!"

"A friendly and supportive team. The reception is well staffed, and appointments are easy to make"

"Been with Ark vets now for 26 years. They have always provided excellent care for my dogs"

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