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Linnaeus Veterinary Surgeon (Weekday Nights) in Essex, United Kingdom

Cherrydown Vets are looking for Vet Surgeon to join their Out of Hours team during weekday nights in Basildon, Essex.

Are you looking to join a team of progressive and forward-thinking clinicians? Are you looking for a great work/life balance as well as delivering outstanding care?

Hours and package

  • Monday-Friday from 7pm-8am (1 week on, 2 weeks off or 5 nights on, 9 night off)

  • No weekend nights

  • Salary £35,000-£45,000 D.O.E. (FTE £65,000-83,000)

You will form part of a night team, working alongside an experienced RVN and PCA. Your role will be to perform late consults 8pm-10pm for sick pets, and then available for emergency OOH calls throughout the night.

You will be responsible for providing a high standard of care to the inpatients but be comfortable to tailor treatment to suit the needs of the patient and client affordability. You will be experienced with basic emergency procedures such as blocked cats, foreign body surgeries, stabilisation of heart failure patients, although some support will be available. This role would suit someone with, or working towards, an ECC certificate. However, this is not essential.

We have a good range of diagnostic tests such as in-house EPOC, coags, T4, cortisol, new ultrasound machine with good range of probes, separate dog and cat wards and a very strong, experienced and friendly team. We have a well-equipped pharmacy to enable best treatment of our companion animal patients, large prep area and large theatre.

We are a collaborative team and are continuously trying to improve the care of our patients as well as the work-life balance of our team. Career progression is encouraged and supported.

Our Vision - "To be recognised as an exceptional and trusted provider of primary veterinary care to our patients and clients within the communities that we serve. "Every patient, every client, every visit".

Our hospital and practices are very popular with an excellent variety of caseloads. We have a great clinical and non-clinical team dedicated to ensuring the needs of the animals and clients are met and the customer journey is excellent. Our vets are based at our Basildon hospital where they would be on a rota for either consults, ops or hospital vet days. We have a digital x-ray, new ultrasound machine, new endoscopes and a designated dental suite.

Why join us

  • Highly experienced nurse team

  • Excellent variety in caseload

  • Certificates encouraged and supported

  • Genuine family feel

  • Great rotas

  • Cat-friendly status.

Our culture at Cherrydown is 'collaborative' with a focus on continuous improvement.

For Vets looking to join an excellent nursing team, you can find no better than here at Cherrydown. A lot of the ideas are nurse-driven and we respect our nurses as they help drive forward those changes as a team. This is exemplified by the cat-friendly status we have achieved at the clinic because of the dedication of two of our nurses in particular. We are now looking at working towards rabbit friendly Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) award. It has also led to procedural changes to improve patient care and overall standards.

Benefits include

  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid

  • External CPD funded

  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Life Assurance

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Employer contribution pension scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

About us

Cherrydown Vets are a progressive, forward-thinking, premium veterinary group with an excellent reputation thanks to our 60 Vets, Nurses, Patient Care Assistants (PCA), Receptionists and support staff. We are based across three sites which include the main hospital Basildon and two practices in Stanford and Wickford, serving as preventative clinics. We are a 5 minute walk from the C2C, 20 minutes from London, 45 minutes from Stansted Airport and a short drive from the beautiful Essex countryside.

We believe in supporting and investing in our staff, investing in our facilities, and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion. We are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.

We genuinely are like a family. It's a friendly, learning environment with a very caring and driven team.

  • Delivering a high level of clinical and patient care in line with the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme

  • Delivering an exceptional level of client care. Make sure client interactions are focused on delivering value and great service with warmth

  • Working within the team to contribute your skills, efforts, and personal strengths to help ensure a harmonious team ethos.

We have plenty of parking on-site with easy access to public transport for those that don't drive.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

To apply , please complete the quick application form below. Alternatively, for more information please contact Paige at or call 07708478484.