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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.

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
CPD/training support

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

Closing date Friday 29th October 2021

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 >  

Student Veterinary Nurse

We have an exciting and rare opportunity for someone to join our team as a full time Student Veterinary Nurse.

We will support you in your training, and you will be part of our team of 18 nurses, 10 vets, and a cohort of receptionists, consult assistants and support staff.

You will be based from our Saffron Walden Hospital but could end up working at any of our 4 branches.

The role will be full time and equate to an average of 38 hours a week.

We are looking for someone to start with us ASAP with a view to start at college in January 2022 up at Dick Whites near Newmarket.

You will need a minimum GCSE grade A-C in English, Maths and Science to be eligible for the role.

To apply, please email Ashley Plows – Head Nurse at with a CV and covering letter detailing why you feel you would be ideal for the role.

Closing date Friday 5th November 2021.