Just Veterinary Jobs 22nd March 2024
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Posted on 21 March 2024

​Discovering Essex, UK: A Perfect Blend of Work, Life, and Community

Essex, located in the southeast of England, offers a diverse range of opportunities and attractions for both living and working. Here's a breakdown of what makes Essex an appealing place to reside and pursue a career:

Proximity to London: Essex is well-connected to London, making it an attractive option for commuters. With efficient rail links and major motorways like the M25, residents can easily access the capital for work or leisure activities while enjoying a more suburban or rural lifestyle in Essex.

Diverse Housing Options:

From quaint villages to bustling towns and cities, Essex provides a wide range of housing options to suit various preferences and budgets. Whether you're looking for a period property with character or a modern apartment, there's something for everyone.

Education and Culture:

Essex is home to several reputable educational institutions including the University of Essex, which contributes to the county's vibrant cultural scene. The presence of museums, galleries, theatres, and music venues ensures there's always something to explore and enjoy in terms of arts and entertainment.

Natural Beauty and Recreation:

Despite its proximity to London, Essex boasts stunning countryside landscapes, nature reserves, and coastal areas such as Mersea Island and the Essex Coastline. Residents can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and water sports, providing a welcome escape from urban life.

Community Spirit:

Many towns and villages in Essex have strong community ties, offering a sense of belonging and camaraderie. From local festivals and events to volunteering opportunities, there are plenty of ways to get involved and connect with others.

Quality of Life:

With its combination of urban amenities and rural charm, Essex offers a high quality of life for its residents. Low crime rates, good schools, healthcare facilities, and recreational amenities contribute to a desirable living environment.


Overall, Essex presents a compelling package for those seeking a balance between career opportunities, cultural experiences, and a high standard of living within easy reach of London and the wider Southeast region.


Here is a selection of the job opportunities currently available:

Registration Veterinary Nurse - £24,000 - £28,000

Varied caseload to work up in their purpose-built premises which boasts state of the art equipment including digital x-ray, fully equipped endoscopy suite, Colibri 11 Synthes power drill, ENSEAL harmonic devices and access to a 16 slice CT scanner Registered Veterinary Nurse

Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon – £40,000 to £60,000

This role would be perfect for someone looking for a 50:50 mix of consultation and surgical work, usually split 2 days consult, 2 days surgery however, the team can offer a mix that suits you, meaning you can build your caseload around your specific interests Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon/independent practice

OOH Veterinary Surgeon – from £75,000

7 nights on and 14 nights off, on a rota with the other OOH’s vets. You will start at 7.30pm and finish at 8.30am allowing a great work life balance and continuity in shift pattern OOH Veterinary Surgeon/hospital based/emergency& critical care

Veterinary Surgeon -£40,000 -£80,000

Incredible opportunities to follow your passion whether that be in imaging, feline only medicine, surgery and/or dermatology.  With an experienced team of clinicians to work with and learn from every day you will be in excellent hands as you expand your knowledge. Veterinary Surgeon – sponsorship available/independent

Orthopaedic Veterinary Surgeon - £45,000 to £80,000

Well-established RCVS accredited, Independent, first opinion veterinary practice and virtual referral centre who have a passion for always providing excellent care to their patients and clients  Orthopaedic Veterinary Surgeon


Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - £32,000 to £65,000

Varied small animal caseload with some exotics and a mixture of consulting and operating, with every vet given a dedicated operating day each week.  If, however you prefer not to operate or are simply passionate about consultations and vet/client relations, a consult-only role would be considered Veterinary Surgeon – visa sponsorship/relocation assistance

Registered Veterinary Nurse (part time) - £25,000 to £30,000

Part-time position with a working pattern of Monday, Tuesday's and Fridays only in well-established independent practice Veterinary Nurse – independent practice/fantastic location


Veterinary Surgeon - £40,000 to £65,000

Multi-site independent practice close to Stanstead airport. 4-day week or part-time applicants welcome Veterinary Surgeon – independent practice/sponsorship

You must be registered or eligible to register with the RCVS to apply for any of these positions. See https://www.rcvs.org.uk/registration/applications-veterinary-surgeons/ to check

For more information, click on the individual advert links or get in touch at contactus@vettedrecruitment.co.uk

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