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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.

Consult Assistant - Stansted

Seeking a part time reliable, self motivated and enthusiastic individual to assist the veterinary surgeons during consultations at our Stansted veterinary surgery.

Duties include:

  • Handling dogs, cats, rabbits
  • All aspects of animal husbandry
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness
  • Customer care
  • Experience preferred but training will be provided
  • Own transport is essential

*Role progression may be an option for the right candidate.*

We are recruiting for the following hours –

  • Monday 8.30am-7pm
  • Friday 8:30am – 7pm 
  • Saturdays 8:15 – 12pm

Candidates need to be 18 or over and be able to show relevant animal handling experience.

To apply for the Stansted vacancy, please email your CV and covering letter, detailing clearly why you feel you would be suitable for the role, to branch nurse Cat Wilson RVN at cat.wilson@mercerandhughes.co.uk

Please specify if you would like to be considered for any of the other hours listed in our other vacancies too.

Closing date 23rd May 2022

Consult Assistant - Dunmow and Bocking

Seeking a part time reliable, self motivated and enthusiastic individual to assist the veterinary surgeons during consultations at our modern Great Dunmow  and Bocking Braintree veterinary surgeries.

Duties include:

Handling dogs, cats, rabbits

All aspects of animal husbandry

Maintain a high standard of cleanliness

Customer care

Experience preferred but training will be provided

Own transport is essential

*Role progression may be an option for the right candidate.*

We have shifts available at multiple branches, and would be happy to look at splitting the hours between two people.

We are recruiting for the following hours –

 

Dunmow

Every other Saturday 8:15am – 12pm

 

Bocking Braintree

Various hours TBC

 

Candidates need to be 18 or over and be able to show relevant animal handling experience.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter, detailing clearly why you feel you would be suitable for the role, to branch nurse Christina Lambert RVN at christina.lambert@mercerandhughes.co.uk

Closing date 23rd May 2022.

Weekend Registered Veterinary Nurse

Our busy veterinary hospital in Saffron Walden is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated RVN for a weekend day shift pattern of Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm. Join an experienced, fun loving team of 18 nurses and 10 vets who are always helpful, friendly and supportive. No day is ever the same, with plenty of opportunities to learn new skills.

The hospital offers a great working space which has a brand new separate dog and cat ward and also consists of an in-house laboratory, modern theatre and x-ray with ample off road parking. We are close to all amenities and a short walk from town and transport links with beautiful countryside right on our doorstep.

We are proud to be providing high standard inpatient, emergency and critical care to our inpatients so are looking for a proactive individual to help maintain standards and provide brilliant care.

We would be happy to consider a split rota of one weekend on/one weekend off as part of a job share if suits.

4 weeks paid holiday
CPD allowance per annum
RCVS Membership paid for 
Service based holiday entitlement increases
Salary dependent on experience
Pension
CPD/training support

Plus there is opportunity to take part in our private health scheme after you have been with us for 6 months.

For more information or If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch at:
Headnurse@mercerandhughes.co.uk

Registered Veterinary Nurse OR 2nd Year Student

Our busy veterinary hospital in Saffron Walden is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated RVN or 2nd year student. This is a great opportunity to join an experienced, fun loving team of 18 nurses and 10 vets who are always helpful, friendly and supportive. There is so much variety, with plenty of opportunities to learn new skills.

The hospital offers a great working space which has a brand new separate dog and cat ward and also consists of an in-house laboratory, modern theatre and x-ray with ample off road parking. We are close to all amenities and a short walk from town and transport links with beautiful countryside right on our doorstep.

We are proud to be providing high standard inpatient, emergency and critical care to our inpatients so are looking for a proactive individual to help maintain standards and provide brilliant care.

Hours needed to cover day shifts at our main 24 hour hospital which is based in Saffron Walden. Hours/rota can be discussed further at time of interview. Flexible however looking for a full time nurse.

Clinical coach preferred

4 weeks paid holiday
2 days paid CPD leave for RVN’s
£500 CPD allowance per annum for RVN’s
RCVS Membership paid for RVN’s
Service based holiday entitlement increases
Salary dependent on experience
Pension
CPD/training support

For more information or If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch at:
Headnurse@mercerandhughes.co.uk

Veterinary Surgeon

Due to the relocation of a highly valued member of the team we are looking for a new motivated, enthusiastic small animal vet to come and join our friendly 10 vet team with a huge range of interests and expertise including surgery certificate holders. 

We are based in a great area of the country, we are very close to Cambridge, the M11 for quick access to London and Stansted Airport for weekends away.

Your time will be split between our main hospital and one of our busy branch surgeries. We are an independent practice and we cover our own OOH with a dedicated night nurse team. We have brilliant support staff, cases are worked up to a high standard, case continuity and specialisation encouraged. Generous CPD allowance as well as support for certificates.

Accommodation may be available if required.

We are looking for a vet ideally with 1 year of experience and confident in all normal routine work. We are ideally looking for somebody to start December/January, but could start earlier if available.

The position will expose you to a vast case load, with clients who are willing to work up to a high standard. We have a number of visiting specialists to enable us to work up even more in house.

The position would ideally be full time, part time hours could be considered but weekend work would need to be included.

The position includes 4 weeks holiday that increases over 5 years to a maximum of 5 weeks, company pension,  CPD allowance, Private Medical Insurance and great staff discounts. Salary will be dependent on experience.

Please email your CV and covering letter to Dr Rebecca Kitchen to apply > rebecca.kitchen@mercerandhughes.co.uk