Mar 10, 2019

Veterinary Surgeon

  • pdsa
  • Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Full time Small Animal / Companion Charity

Job Description

Pets and people at the heart of what we do.


Veterinary Surgeon vacancies are now available at PDSA Basildon and Southend Pet Hospital and Clinic.


This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding team of 13 vets in our large, modern, purpose-built and well equipped Pet Hospital and Clinic. We are a relatively new, friendly and motivated team with an excellent and varied caseload beyond any you are likely to see in first-opinion private practice. We are dedicated to continuous professional development with a proven recent history of supporting the completion of surgery certificates.


Our Basildon Pet Hospital has 24 hour inpatient care; 6 consulting rooms; 2 dedicated theatres; separate dental theatre; large prep area; separate dog and cat kennelling; digital radiography; ultrasound; endoscopy; piped gases; extensive orthopaedic equipment and a supportive team of experienced vets, registered veterinary nurses (VNs) and veterinary care assistants (VCAs). We use our staff to their full potential so our registered VNs routinely perform consultations and Schedule 3 surgeries within their capabilities.


The PDSA offers many employee benefits including: competitive remuneration on a fair and transparent pay-scale; 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays); opportunities for career progression; life assurance and pension schemes; CPD allowance of £1000 (plus 5 days) for vets and a genuine 37.5 hour week allowing for an excellent work-life balance.


Experience would be an advantage for the Veterinary Surgeon vacancies, but we can also support new graduates who show great potential.


About PDSA:

As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of over150 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods. 


We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.

If you would like more information regarding our vacancies or would like to apply, please contact Gareth Dowdeswell (Senior Veterinary Surgeon) by email ( or telephone (01268 555100), or apply online. We welcome all applications, so please get in touch for more information if at all interested.


The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates

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