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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.

Veterinary Surgeon

We are looking for a motivated Veterinary Surgeon to join our team on a full time basis (though part time may be considered for the right candidate).

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one year’s experience in small animal practice and be confident in routine small animal surgery, with a good communication skills.

You will be joining our growing team located in a beautiful part of Essex within easy reach of London, Cambridge and Stansted Airport. Your time will be equally split between our Saffron Walden Veterinary Hospital and our branch surgeries.

We provide our own in house emergency cover, with 1 in 6 weekends on call, which is supported by our dedicated night nurse team.

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 Dr Rebecca Kitchen at or call 01799 522082.

Consult Assistants - Multiple Shifts Available

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

There are numerous shifts available at all of our surgeries – we invite you to contact us with the shifts you would be looking to fill. You are welcome to apply for shifts at multiple surgeries.

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

Dunmow Available Hours

Monday 4pm – 7pm

Friday 8:45am – 4pm

Alternate Saturdays 8:15am – 12pm

Bocking Available Hours

Monday to Friday 4pm – 7pm

Saturday 11:30am – 2:30pm

Stansted Available Hours

Monday 8:30am – 11:30am / 2pm – 7:30pm

Saffron Walden Available Hours

Monday 8:30am – 5pm

Alternate Mondays 5pm – 8:30pm

Tuesday 8:30am – 7pm

Wednesday 8:30am – 7pm

Friday 2pm – 7pm

Alternate Saturdays 9am – 4:30pm


You must be reliable, motivated, kind and hard working, and hold a full driving license. Experience is preferred but training will be provided.

We are looking for an individual to start as soon as possible.

To apply contact Ashley Plows RVN on with a covering letter and C.V. stating which surgery/shifts you would like to apply for. We welcome applications for shifts across multiple surgeries.

Closing Date 12/07/2020