Permanent Veterinary Surgeon Independent Practice - West Sussex - Sussex

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£40,000-£50,000 DOE - Small Animal - Veterinary Surgeon
Ref: 2089 Date Posted: Thursday 04 Oct 2018
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A friendly independent, first opinion SA practice with RCVS Practice Standards Accreditation nestled in the heart of Rustington, within walking distance of the Sussex Coast are seeking an experienced vet with a can-do approach, to work alongside their senior vet and one other assistant vet on a full time permanent basis.

They provide top quality patient care and gold standard client care within a supportive and motivating purpose built environment and value the loyalty of their lovely clients and are focused on clinical and client care excellence.

Key Details:

  • Type: Small Animal only
  • Hours Mon – Fri: 8.30 – 6.30 2 full days operating – 8.30 – 3.00 2 full days consulting – The last day is split between ops and consults
  • OOH: 1 in 12 Saturday and Sunday on call with morning consults (with time off in lieu) and 1 in 4 nights during the week, quiet though
  • Weekends: 8.30 – 12.00 - 1 in 2 Saturday mornings with half day off (generally a Wednesday afternoon)
  • Sole charge: Some involved, but can work around this if required
  • Other: They are happy if someone just wants to do consults or ops
  • Team: An excellent support team of 2 full time vets, 2 FT QVN, 2PT QVN, 2 receptionists, 1 PA/M.
  • Computer System: Modern PMS system – ROBOVET
  • Facilities: All the usual toys! Including: In House Laboratory, Automatic X-rays and developing facilities, In House Dental Suite, Access to Ultrasound facilities, In-house & local OOH
  • Accommodation: Flat above the surgery for sole use, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom etc
  • Other: Within walking distance of the sea! Purpose Built Premises, Small Animal Practice RCVS accreditation, Insured and responsible clients,, Stable friendly and hardworking support team, Pet health Plan Scheme, Close to the beach

The person:

  • You will be team focused and encouraged to work up cases to the highest level and to go that ‘extra mile’ to ensure that client satisfaction and clinical services are delivered.
  • You’d enjoy caring for clients and their pets on an individual basis.
  • You must have excellent communication skills and bedside manner, and strive to deliver outstanding veterinary care and customer service to our loyal clients.
  • You must have a strong desire to bond with clients and get to know their pets and build your own client base.


  • Salary: 40k – 50K DOE
  • Holiday 5 week holiday
  • CPD: Generous and flexible allowance
  • Other: RCVS and VDS Membership
  • Accommodation: Flat available

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 1+ years’ post-grad UK experience

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV.  Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities.

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