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Veterinary Surgeon

Mercer & Hughes, Saffron Walden Vet Hospital
Saffron Walden
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time
The salary for this role will be up to £65,000 depending on experience.

Posted on 14/04/2022

The Role

Here at Mercer and Hughes we have an opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. We can be very flexible with the type of position, we can offer a mixed role including hospital inpatient care, surgery, and consultations, or a purely consulting role. 

We hospitalise our own inpatients enabling us to work up difficult cases thoroughly and provide the best possible care. We have an on-sight night Nurse team, the Vets are required to be on call for inpatients only. All calls and emergencies otherwise are dealt with by Vets Now. 

The rota for this role will involve working 40 hours per week over 4 days.1 in 6 weekends at the main hospital and on-call for inpatients. Part-time applications will be considered. The position will be split between our main hospital and one of our smaller branches.

The salary for this role will be up to £65,000 depending on experience along with a generous Relocation & Welcome Bonus on offer!


About Us

Mercer and Hughes are a busy established veterinary hospital with 3 additional branches in North Essex. We are in extremely easy reach of Cambridge, London and Stansted airport. 

You will be joining a team of 10 Veterinary Surgeons with a diverse range of interests and expertise and 12 Registered Veterinary Nurses and Student Veterinary Nurses. We have a number of visiting specialists enabling us to work cases up to a high standard in-house including consultation helpers to assist with holding animals in consults and cleaning etc, a visiting cardiologist, ophthalmologist, and ultrasonographer. 


Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for a qualified Veterinary Surgeon ideally with a minimum of one year’s clinical experience. Non-UK residents will be considered. A driving license is required. Confident new graduates may be considered. 


Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

•    Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
•    CPD paid days and allowance
•    L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
•    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    BVA Membership paid
•    VDS cover
•    Birthday leave
•    Discounted veterinary fees
•    Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Service-related company sick pay
•    Sponsorship for overseas employees
•    Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
•    Relocation packages
•    Career progression opportunities
 

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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Mercer & Hughes, Saffron Walden Vet Hospital

Devon Lodge, 14 Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 3JB, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal

Website

www.mercerandhughes.co.uk/