VA384 – – Veterinary Surgeon

We are barking mad for Barking and are looking for a vet to join the team every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Before we delve into the nitty gritty, here is what we offer you:

The salary for this position inclusive of a weekend rotation is £47,024 to £53,625 (£57,000 to £65,000 FTE) depending on experience and allowing for growth within the role.As a Goddard Vet, you’ll benefit from:– 6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays (pro rata)- Generous relocation assistance- CPD budget every year- Up to 5 days’ paid CPD leave every year- Private Medical Insurance- Colleague introduction reward- 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme- Medical cashback plan. Refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more- Professional membership fees covered- Shopping discounts- Generous colleague discounts- Petplan 20% colleague discount

About the role

On the outskirts of leafy Essex, and within a 10-minute drive of bustling Wanstead is our first opinion Barking practice, where we are looking for a vet to complete the team on a 3-day week basis. If you were looking for 4 days, we could explore options!

This is a sole charge position, but you will have the full support from an experienced RVN and SVN, and you will be first port of call for day-to-day consultations and routine surgeries.

Barking is well supported clinically by Wanstead 24-hour hospital that provides its surrounding branches with invaluable OOH and internal referral care.

There is state of the art diagnostic support at Wanstead, with a new CT scanner, a commercial laboratory, a strong medical team, and experienced surgeons routinely conducting advanced orthopaedic, soft tissue, and minimally invasive surgery all available on site.

You will also be fully supported by a dedicated regional manager, and regional head vet for any clinical support you may need.

About us

In 2022 we celebrated our 70th anniversary and have 46 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 with our board of directors, 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.

If you can see yourself in this role press apply now, and within 60 seconds your application will be with our recruitment manager Rose. Alternatively, please feel free to email her directly at for any other queries or to simply arrange a call and have a chat about other opportunities!