Job Opportunities at Mercer and Hughes Veterinary Surgeons

All current job opportunities at Mercer and Hughes Vets will be detailed here, so keep checking back regularly.

Receptionist – Saffron Walden

We are looking for a new receptionist to join our busy team here at Mercer and Hughes Veterinary Hospital in Saffron Walden. Duties are varied and full training will be given.

The hours we are looking to fill are

Monday 11 – 2
Friday 2.30 – 7
Sunday (3 in 4) 10 – 1

The capacity to cover at our other branches in Stansted and Great Dunmow as and when required is essential.

Previous experience is not essential but a willingness to learn and flexibility are.

Please email Jo Bird at with a covering letter and CV.

Closing date for applications 10th December 2017

Consulting Assistant / Animal Nursing Auxiliary – Saffron Walden

Are you looking for a new role for the New Year?

We are looking for an individual to help our vets in the consulting room and assist our nurses in our
Saffron Walden hospital. This role could suit an individual who may want to go into veterinary nursing, role progression could be offered to the right individual.


Duties to include:

Handling dogs, cats, rabbits, small furries and chickens

All aspects of animal husbandry
Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness

Customer care
Aiding the veterinary nurses


You must be reliable, motivated, kind and hard working. You must hold a full driving license.

Experience is preferred but training will be provided.

The position is a full time, with a weekend requirement of 1 in 4 Saturdays. You will
primarily be working at our Saffron Walden Hospital but at times may need to provide cover
at our two branches. We are looking for an individual to start at the beginning of March.

To apply contact Dr Rebecca Kitchen MRCVS
with a covering letter and C.V

Closing Date 31/01/2018

Registered Veterinary Nurse RVN – Saffron Walden

We are looking for a motivated RVN to come and join our fantastic nursing team. You will be joining our growing hospital located in a beautiful part of Essex within easy reach of London, Cambridge and Stansted Airport. You will be primarily based at our Saffron Walden Hospital but may have to provide some cover at our two branches.

We provide our own in house emergency cover which is run by our dedicated night team. We encourage a healthy work life balance, meaning 38 hour weeks and a 1 in 7 weekend rota (days only) with time off in lieu. Part time applicants will be considered.

The ideal candidate will have good all round experience and work well within a large team. This is a truly hands on position where you will get to utilise your nursing skills, whether it be running your own clinics or providing high levels of hospital care.
CPD is funded and encouraged. Accommodation may be available if required. Pay will be dependent on experience.

If you have any questions or wish to apply please contact Becky at or call 01799 522082.

vet nurse with dog at saffron Walden vet hospital