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Equine Veterinary Surgeon - Develop Your Specialised Interest and Client Base

Blaircourt Equine Clinic
Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8RR
The salary for this role will be up to £63,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Veterinary Surgeon
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Equine Veterinary Surgeon required at Blaircourt Equine Veterinary Clinic 

The Role

Blaircourt Equine Veterinary Clinic is looking for a compassionate and enthusiastic vet to join our international, dynamic, and sociable team on a permanent and long-term basis. We offer a supportive and friendly environment in which you will be given the opportunity to establish yourself as a key team member.

We service a wide range of clients – from leisure horse owners to international competition yards – therefore you will be assured of a diverse and interesting case load where continuity is highly regarded and encouraged.

You will predominantly work alone other than when in surgery but there will be support if required.

Your working hours will be Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with 1 week night and 1:4 weekends on call, (1 day in lieu following a weekend on call).

The salary for this role will be up to £63,000 depending on experience. 

About Us

We are an Equine Veterinary Practice with a separate Small Animal Clinic on site. Our main clinic as well as branch practice will provide you with a full range of equipment (digital x-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy and gastroscopy, laser therapy/surgery, arthroscopy, gait analysis, specialised endodontic procedures etc.), including surgical facilities, examination rooms, stables, and isolation facilities.

Blairecourt is a busy practice that cares for equine clients from happy hackers to Olympic competition horses. Our caseloads are varied, and we encourage Vets to build up their own client base and bring in cases to the clinic.

We are based in the Essex countryside, just 15 minutes from the City of Chelmsford which is 30 minutes to London by train.

Our team currently consists of 8 Veterinary Surgeons, 5 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 3 Receptionists.
We are a tight knit team who support each other and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. We like to support local shows and sometimes attend.

Applicant Requirements 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ ambulatory experience, come with a specialised interest and be eager to develop their own client base. You must be RCVS registered and qualified. You should be confident and happy to work alone on the road and be able to quickly build a rapport with clients. Comprehensive CPD including studying for a certificate will be strongly encouraged alongside an attractive remuneration package.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave 
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1500 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata 
  • Certificate support 
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees 


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch and quote reference BH9129.  

To apply, please send your CV to Taylor via Apply Now or call 07856 426902 for more information.



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