VA147 – Veterinary Surgeon – Walthamstow

We are looking for a second vet to join us at our small, friendly, and very successful clinic in Walthamstow. The practice is located in the heart of Walthamstow Village and has been treating local pets for over 30 years. We are a welcoming practice and pride ourselves on being part of the local village community providing a warm, caring and compassionate healthcare service for all pets and their owners. We’re really proud of our many 5- star google reviews from our lovely clients.

We have a very happy working environment, as well as wonderful, bonded clients. We pride ourselves on the level of service we offer and always work to the highest standards. The clinic has undergone a refurbishment last year and we have all the usual toys to work your cases up to a high standard, including dental x-ray. The practice has a busy caseload and would be able to support study towards a certificate.  The full-time rota is a 4-day week 1:4 Saturdays but we are happy to discuss other combinations.  There is no overnight work, but we would like you to support our hospital colleagues at our RCVS accredited tier 3 hospital in Wanstead on a 1:16 Sunday day- time only rota. The Wanstead Hospital has great 24 -hr facilities including CT, an excellent ultrasound, scopes, laparoscopic equipment, and an array of specialists and provides a good environment to develop your ECC skills. 

Our ideal candidate would be confident in GP practice, is happy with routine surgeries, and loves working as part of a small team.

The salary is in the region of £45-55k per annum for a full-time role and dependent on experience and in addition, we offer up to a generous CPD allowance plus up to 5 CPD days per year (benefits pro-rata for part-time roles). We see CPD as an investment in the individual, as well as for the practice, and are keen to support study for certificate qualifications. 

If you can demonstrate commitment to working to the highest clinical standards, dedication to delivering excellent client care and a desire to help and support both clients and colleagues, then we’d love to hear from you.

We have a great benefits package including: 
– Simply Health which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
– 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
– Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!).
– Cycle to work scheme.
– Great colleague pet discount scheme. 
– Paid BVNA membership, RCVS and VDS fees.
– Colleague Introduction incentive of £2500. 
– Increasing holiday allowance with length of service.

In 2022 we are celebrating our 70th anniversary and have 44 branches, 3 hospitals and our own nurse training college. We value all of our colleagues and our forward-looking approach means we have introduced a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views, as well as monthly Town Hall meetings, communicating real time updates, taking polls with live Q&A’s to ensure we’re making the right, collaborative decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters.

We have a great reputation for looking after our employees and over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and would like to know more, please click the apply button now,  if you would like more information or an informal chat to discuss the role further please email