The Role

Here at Spring Lodge Vets, we are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team in Witham. The role will involve a mix of consulting and surgery, within one of our 6 clinics. There may be some movement between branches, but branch continuity is prioritised to limit travel and allow you to build your own relationships with our clients. We require an experienced confident, enthusiastic vet, with previous sole charge experience and the ability to fully work up a full range of medical and surgical cases. We have a clear focus on client communication and a desire to provide the best care possible for both patients and owners. Teamwork and excellence in clinical care should be high on their agenda.

The rota involves working 41 hours over 4 days a week between the hours of 8:00am-7:00pm. We are a host practice for VetsNow so no out of hours cover is required. We run an overlap service for emergencies only for our clients at weekends, from when we close on a Saturday at 2:00pm to 5.00pm and on a Sunday from 8:00am to 5:00 pm. This is based on a 1:9 rota. There is also a Saturday morning consult session, based on a 1: 3 to 4 basis.

About Us

We are ideally situated with easy road access to the coast, London and Stansted airport. We have a fantastic friendly team of Vets, dedicated qualified Nurses, and support staff, with a wide range of interests. Our team includes Vets who are already certificate holders or are working towards their qualifications, in surgery, medicine, cardiology, and advanced general practice. We have excellent surgical and medical facilities with separate dog and cat wards and boast a comprehensive surgical kit that you would expect from a hospital standard clinic. We can offer an interesting and varied caseload, a generous salary, an attractive holiday, and CPD package with encouragement and support given to undertake further qualifications. Additionally, health insurance and enhanced maternity pay over and above statutory rates are provided. Being a host clinic for Vets Now enables patient continuity and excellent patient support on-site.

Applicant Requirements

You will have good all-round practice skills in the areas of consulting and surgery, with the ability to work sole charge when required. Any additional skills would be very welcomed. You must have excellent customer care focus and appreciate the importance of good communication with our stakeholders.

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.