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  1. Scottish Borders - Hawick - 5 vet mixed practice, Locum from March to June negotiable photos
  2. Essex - Halstead - 3 vet small animal practice
  3. Essex - Witham - 4.5 vet small animal practice, Locum starting early 2023
  4. Essex - Chelmsford - Purleigh - 10 vet 3 clinic small animal practice

WITHAM, ESSEX - SMALL ANIMAL Locum Starting Early 2023

Small Animal Veterinary locum Essex UK

We have an opportunity for a locum to join Brookend for maternity cover, starting early 2023 (we can be flexible with end date).

Brookend is a friendly, independent client facing small animal veterinary practice in Essex. 40 Minutes from central London by train and 20 minutes from Stanstead airport. We have a brilliant team working in a happy supportive environment.

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The position would be a 4-day week, with no on call and 1 in 5 Saturday morning only.

Accommodation in a 2-bedroom flat provided if required. See our website and socials for more details. We can provide references from current and past team members and several antipodean locums who loved it here!

For more information or to apply, please contact Mike Probert on 01376500038 or email

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The Forge Veterinary Centre

Job Type: Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Halstead, Essex
Salary: £40000 to £55,000+ pa Depending on Experience
Hours: Full or Part Time hours. No OOHs

We are an independent practice offering a new opportunity for an experienced, confident Veterinary Surgeon to join our team.

We are an active sponsor and very happy to support visa applications for eligible overseas veterinary surgeons.

If you are an individual who is committed to developing and growing yourself and enjoys the clinical freedom to work up your cases, then come and join an independent 100% small animal practice in Essex

We are looking for a compassionate and enthusiastic, Veterinary Surgeon committed to providing high standards of patient care. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 years’ experience, this is not essential, but preferred. The practice would consider applications from new graduates also.

The practice provides a low stress, easy going environment to allow you to provide the best care possible to your clients. Consults are conducted from 9am to 11am and 4pm to 6.30pm, with operations taking place between 11am and 4pm.

This role is supported by a wonderful team of RVNs, utilised in their full capacity, the team work extremely hard, and are very experienced. The practice is looking for a team player, that will go above and beyond to ensure excellent standards of animal care, healthy animals and happy clients.

Full and or part time positions considered to further expand their growing team.


The Practice
The practice has been the centre of veterinary care in Halstead for the last 150 years. During that time, the practice has changed and developed and is now dedicated to the care of companion animals.

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The current owner took over the running of the practice in October 2005, and with 4 other vets and a dedicated support team, they aim to deliver the highest standards in veterinary general practice.

We are proud of our history, and are committed to offering the best possible service to our clients and pets from the moment an appointment is booked to the completion of the pets treatment

This is a chance to be involved in an established independent practice surrounded by a motivated supportive team helping you to do the work you trained to do.

Applicants can register interest and apply via email to - for the attention of Ali Braby

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HAWICK, SCOTTISH BORDERS - MIXED Locum March to June Negotiable New Position

Locum vet required in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Purpose built practice with US/endoscopy/DR x-ray, in house lab. 1.25hrs from Edinburgh/Newcastle/Carlisle.

4d/w, evening consults finish 6pm, no routine weekend work, 1:5 on call weekend rota, 1night/week on call.

We are looking for an experienced mixed vet to start March until June negotiable.

Accommodation and a vehicle are available.

Pay is commensurate with experience.

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For more information or to apply, please contact Sarah Simpson or Ewan Simpson on 01450372038 or email

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Hawick Veterinary Practice, 1 Earl Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders, TD9 9PZ, UK

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Position available – Veterinary Surgeon

We are looking for a vet who is progressive, friendly, caring, communicative, a team player to compliment our 9-vet team (making it up to 10 again) who wants to offer an outstanding service to our patients and clients.

Hours – This is a full-time position of 40 hrs per week which can be worked over 4 days or 5 days each week.

We have 3 practices, and this position will be based at our Main branch which is Purleigh with the occasional day at our smaller branches if it is needed to cover holiday.

Our opening hours are 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm on Saturdays, 10am to 4pm on Sundays. (Weekends worked on a rota basis)

In turn, we are offering:

  1. Fantastic work life balance
  2. 15-minute appointments
  3. A salary from £30k -£65k depending on experience, based on a 40-hour week
  4. Weekend work - 2 weekends in every 8 weeks, with days off in lieu
  5. Bank holidays are worked on a rota system, averaging 1 day / year, with time of in-lieu
  6. No OOHs
  7. 1 evening check pw (only if required)
  8. Support is provided (and essential), with everybody sharing and reviewing caseloads, having open dialogue and conversations.
  9. Well-organised weekly rota that is available 2 months in advance
  10. Well-organised weekend rota that is available up to a year in advance
  11. CPD funded
  12. Webinar Vet practice membership
  13. Certificates fully funded, supported and encouraged
  14. 23 days annual holidays plus Bank Holidays
  15. RCVS, VDS and BVA membership fees paid
  16. Pension scheme
  17. Comprehensive facilities and modern equipment
  18. Staff discount on your pet treatment
  19. Visa and sponsorship covered and ready to go
  20. Friendly, stable and very supportive team
  21. This could suit an experienced new grad, but ideally a minimum of 2 years’ experience is required.
  22. We are committed to continually investing in our team, equipment and facilities.
  23. We are an RCVS accredited & Nurse Training Practice

About us
Edgewood Veterinary Group is an independently owned companion animal practice near Chelmsford, Essex, UK. The practice has grown from a 3 vet practice in 1994 to a 10 vet practice. Edgewood has 3 branches, the largest is Purleigh; the other two are in Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch. The distance between the Purleigh and Maldon branch by car is a 10 min drive whilst it is 20 minutes between the Burnham-on-Crouch surgery and the Purleigh surgery.

The practice has been in existence since the 1950s, when it was primarily a farm animal and equine practice with a small companion animal component. Approximately 15 years ago, the practice became solely a companion animal practice.

We pride ourselves on the quality of work we do; we aim to make a diagnosis and not just treat. This means that diagnostics are a very big part of our lives.

We have DR and dental radiography, multi-parameters anaesthetic monitors, Doppler blood pressure monitors, capnography, tonopen, high-spec. ultrasound machine, rigid endoscope, gastroscope and bronchoscope, bair huggers for all our patients under anaesthesia, dedicated dental suite, in-house laboratory with endocrinology and Sedivue urine analyser.

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We have separate dog, cat and exotics wards that minimises the patient’s stress when in for an operation, procedure or hospitalisation. We have a separate isolation ward if required. We work in an air-conditioned building that provides all-round comfort for man and beast, alike! Our clients love our large car park, enabling stress-free parking.

We have a varied caseload, primarily dogs and cats with rabbits and the occasional exotic pet. We have a visiting peripatetic orthopaedic / soft tissue surgeon and cardiologist that enables us to offer the highest level of care in-house.

We have a small team of highly motivated individuals that are making the practice as ‘green’ as possible. Within the greening, a composter was requested to enable food waste reduction.

We also have unusually, a home-built pizza oven in our lovely garden, allowing Johan, our intermittent locum, the pleasure of preparing us, amongst many things, fantastic pizzas. If you enjoy trying different foods or food you’ve never had the opportunity of sampling, believe me, you will, without doubt, get the opportunity here!

We have a wonderful team of vets, RVNs, trainee nurses, VCAs, receptionists and admin staff that get on tremendously well, allowing us to have a tight-knot team that functions as one.

All of our teams strive to offer the best options to all our patients and clients.

Our nurses, led by our head nurse, Nicola, are super helpful, guiding our trainee nurses and VCAs, towards their qualifications. Our nurses take and run blood samples, do urine analyses, put patient’s on iv fluids, do our anaesthetic monitoring and a load more jobs that allow the vets to get on with the job that they need to do. We couldn’t be without them!

Our vet team is made up of a suitable mix of many-years qualified and newly-qualified vets, allowing everybody to contribute to ever-evolving medical protocols. We have an online subscription to the BSAVA manuals library, enabling quick access to medical and surgical information. We have a learning culture with regular monthly clinical governance meetings to help improve patient outcomes.

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Edgewood Veterinary Group is based in Essex, with surgeries in Purleigh, Maldon and Burnham (

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How to Apply
Please email your CV or any questions you may have to Emma Elliott at

Our telephone number is 01621 828381.

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