Graduate Veterinary Surgeon Graduate Development Programme Thurrock 2023

Thurrock Vets for Pets is looking for a new or recently graduated vet to join their team and our award-winning graduate scheme.

The role

Thurrock is a small vibrant town located just couple of miles off M25 and Central London is easily commutable. Close to Southend beach and easy access to London Stansted airport to travel to Europe.

Team made up of Three vets - one senior vet is a GP Cert in Small Animal Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging as well. She is an experienced soft tissue surgeon and currently getting further experience in orthopaedic surgeries. We have another experienced surgeon starting soon in October with good soft tissue surgical skills. Another vet is a medicine baised vet. We are team of 3 RVNs, One Student and One VCA. We have one Business Manager and team of 4 front desk client care advisors. We are fully equipped for inhouse radiography, an advanced ultrasound machine, a new endoscopy unit which can help us perform upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies, in house Idexx blood machines. We are a busy small animal clinic with about 60-40% ratio of dogs v/s cats. We also see rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters. We refer our cases to a dedicated OOH service provider so there is a good work life balance.

With genuine support and emphasis on your wellbeing, you can realise and maintain your full potential in an environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance too.

You’ll be supported from day one by a dedicated mentor/Vet GDP Advisor, you’ll also be able to take paid leave to attend the varied CPD programme designed by vets specifically for new graduates. As you build your confidence in caring for pets and their owners, you’ll grow your own client base and see the continuity of cases with the support of your wider team. You won’t be in sole charge of cases until you’re ready.

The working rota is 41hrs/week. Vets work 4 days a week with a set day off every week. Weekend rota will be 1:3 or 1:4 and Bank holidays will be shared equally between the vets.

As a standard on the Graduate Development Programme, we offer a 2-year programme with no financial tie-ins, guaranteed starting salary of at least £34,000 per annum with reviews each year on programme, 10-12 clinical/non-clinical structure CPD days a year with covered travel costs, access to wellbeing support and free membership of wellbeing app and support with practice transfer should the need to arise. We also arrange fun social activities where you can engage with your fellow graduates! To find out about more about our award-winning Graduate Development Programme visit

It doesn't end there.. Thurrock Vets for Pets can also offer

  • Paid holiday of 28 days, rising to 33 days after 2 years of service.
  • Paid professional memberships including RCVS and BVA.
  • Dedicated CPD allowance and time off including funding towards certificates.
  • Life assurance 4 x annual salary.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Colleague reward hub – exclusive offers and discounts online and on the high street.
  • Free car parking.
  • And more!

Pets just see people. And just like pets, we embrace everyone’s differences. We work to break down barriers, attract and develop diverse talent, and create a culture that allows everyone to be the best they can be. Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our business. So, if you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’re waiting to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.

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