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Receptionist and Consult Assistant - Saffron Walden and Bocking

We are recruiting for a veterinary receptionist and a consult assistant at our Saffron Walden Veterinary Hospital and our new Bocking Braintree veterinary surgery.

The roles may be combined for the right candidate.

Veterinary Receptionist

We are recruiting across our branches and are looking for a professional and welcoming Veterinary Receptionist who is capable of providing high standards of customer service. This is a crucial and varied role requiring good communication and organisational skills.

The hours are varied and part time, and you will be based between our Saffron Walden and Bocking surgeries (opening September), but you may be required to provide cover at our Stansted and Great Dunmow branches occasionally. Some weekend work will be required.

Previous administrator and receptionist experience is required, with veterinary experience desirable.

Key Duties & Responsibilities include:

Answering the telephone and greeting clients.
Scheduling appointments efficiently.
Sales and taking payments.
Registering clients and maintaining computerised records.
Merchandising and up-keeping the presentation of public areas.

Skills & Experience:

Excellent communication skills – to empathise and care for our clients and their pets, and to accurately pass on information.
Computer literate – the ability to learn our computerised record system quickly.
Organisational skills – maintain high standards of customer care and accurate administration under pressure.
Attention to detail – to maintain records accurately and follow practice protocols.
Team player – to support our friendly team in our mission to provide high standards of animal healthcare and customer service.

This role may be combined with the Consult Assistant role for the right candidate.

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter to Claire Lewis, Head Receptionist at

Closing date Friday 30th August 2019.

Registered Veterinary Nurse - Bocking and Great Dunmow

We are looking for a motivated RVN to come and join our fantastic nursing team. You will be joining our growing team located in a beautiful part of Essex within easy reach of London, Cambridge and Stansted Airport. You will be primarily based at our new Bocking (3 days a week) and Great Dunmow (2 days a week) surgeries but may have to provide some cover at our Stansted or Saffron Walden branches.

We provide our own in house emergency cover which is run by our dedicated night team. We encourage a healthy work life balance, so the only weekend/OOH requirement to this role is to act as cover in times of an emergency only (such as staff sickness) 1 week in 13.

The ideal candidate will have good all round experience and work well independently. 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 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 Head Nurse Ashley Plows RVN at or call 01799 522082.