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Job Opportunities at Mercer and Hughes Veterinary Surgeons

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Registered Night Veterinary Nurse - Saffron Walden

Our busy veterinary hospital in Saffron Walden is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated Night RVN. 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 our emergency service on a rota basis with time off in lieu. You will ideally be part of a 7 on 7 off rota rolling pattern rota however, would be open to suggestions/job shares.

The jobholder must a registered veterinary nurse 


The Details

4 weeks paid holiday

2 days paid CPD leave

£500 CPD allowance per annum

RCVS Membership paid

Service-based holiday entitlement increases 

Salary dependent on experience


 CPD/training support 

A newly qualified RVN may also be considered

For more information or If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch at: 

Ashley Plows RVN – Head Nurse at

Closing date Friday 28th May 2021.

Nursing Assistant - Stansted Surgery

We have an exciting new position based at our Stansted Branch for a nursing assistant to help and support the vets and nurses on a daily basis.

We are looking for someone willing and able to carry out tasks such as maintaining the cleanliness of the clinic, answering phones and supporting patients on recovery. We are looking for an individual who is able to work proactively and effectively without prompting.

All training will be given to the successful candidate.

Ideally we are looking for someone to cover the below but this can be discussed further.

Monday – Friday: 12pm – 5.30pm

If you wish to be considered for the position please send a CV and covering letter detailing as to why you think you best suit this position. We will be holding an interview/trial day for the position.

Please apply to Ashley Plows RVN – Head Nurse at

Closing date Friday 23rd April.


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.

All surgeries are remaining OPEN throughout lockdown with our COVID-secure procedures in place