Join our INDEPENDENT RCVS-accredited hospital which has been serving the local community in this area for over 120 years.

The hospital made up of a highly skilled team that work together to achieve the highest possible standards in patient and client care and continually invest in the latest equipment and staff training, and we are looking for someone keen to be part of our friendly team.

We allow and encourage clinical freedom as we like people to be able to think for themselves, and we are proud to provide our own OOH.

Whether you’d like to be within a short train ride of London or Cambridge, jetting off from Stansted Airport for easy weekends away or enjoying the quiet Hertfordshire countryside – we can give you the best of all worlds! Are you looking to develop your clinical knowledge? Maybe looking for that all important career move where you can really stand out and make a difference?

We are always interested in hearing from like-minded people who wish to work within such a high performing team.

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Veterinary Surgeon Full or Part time

Are you a vet who wants to learn and develop your skills in a supportive caring environment ? If so our progressive 12 vet INDEPENDENT RCVS accredited veterinary hospital has a full time position available.


We have a friendly close knit team of vets with many years of experience between them. Several hold post graduate certificates (surgery, medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology and CertAVP) and we have Advanced Practitioners in Medicine and Surgery. Currently, there are 2 vets enrolled on certificates (ophthalmology and medicine). We also offer expertise in behaviour. The hospital sees a very wide range of cases and vets are able to perform a high standard of workup and treatment, with support and full clinical freedom. We have a superb, dedicated, caring nursing team and wonderful, helpful admin staff. Our focus is very much on achieving successful clinical outcomes for our clients rather than hitting financial targets.


We know that starting a new job can be challenging, so you will have a full day induction and be allocated to a buddy vet to provide assistance to get you going. We also have an active clinical Whatsapp group for vets to join and support each other. Frequent in-house lunch and learn style CPD is organised to complement external CPD courses. All vets have blocked off breaks on the diary during consulting times and for lunchtime, as well as allocated admin time. We have a lovely comfy large staff room with sofas for relaxing in and chatting with colleagues. We want you to enjoy your day!


The hospital is very well equipped with ASIF, mono/bipolar cautery, multi-parameter anaesthetic monitors with capnography, digital x-ray, rigid and flexible video-endoscopy, doppler ultrasound, 24 hour in-house laboratory, tonometry, operating microscope and slit lamp. We also have a fully equipped dental suite with a high speed dental drill, dental x-ray and loupes. We have onsite hydrotherapy and laser therapy. If there is something you want or need and we don’t have, all you need to do is ask !


Bishops Stortford is a vibrant market town set in rolling rural countryside. It has an excellent train service to London Liverpool Street making it an easy town to commute to/from London or other nearby towns e.g Cambridge. It also has excellent local schools and being only 15 minutes from Stansted airport, keen travellers will find it easy to jet off for the weekend . We have been serving the local community in this area for over 120 years.

We offer:

Competitive salary depending on experience ,  over £70,000 p.a. + Bonus to the right candidate.
Part time of Full time position available
We can consider candidates who do not wish to join the on call rota.
New graduates considered . We are a registered GDP practice.
The full time on call position rota described :

Rolling rota comprised of a 3 and 1/2  day week plus OOHS and weekends on a 1 in 9 basis. 

On six weekends per year the rota gives you an extra-long weekend off from Thursday 1pm to Monday 8.30am. 
We do cover our own out of hours duties, which are only for registered clients of the practice, however the rota is designed sympathetically to accommodate this and is shared on a 1 in 9 basis.
5 weeks holiday + 2 extra paid CPD days for attendance courses.
Support, encouragement and funding for anyone wanting to do a certificate.
Bonus pay for procedures carried out when on call.
Separate accommodation for vets should they wish to stay over when on call.

 CPD allowance.
Pension contribution.
Re-location allowance of 3000K (Non-agency applicants)
We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic vets. 

If you would like to ask our current vets what the job is like, let us know on 01279 654108 and speak to Neil Richards, our practice manager who can arrange a call back.

Neil Richards, Practice Manager
Bishops Stortford Veterinary Hospital
Rye Street
Bishops Stortford
CM23 2HA
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