Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    2018-12-03 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    Generous Salary

  • Contact:

    Jim Dixon

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -022018-1044

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Jim Dixon

We are currently recruiting on behalf of a fantastic independent small animal practice in Eastbourne who are looking for a full-time vet to join their dedicated team on a permanent basis.

The Practice:

The practice is one of the largest in the area, with 8.5 full-time equivalent vets, 15 registered veterinary nurses, 12 receptionists and 4 support staff. They have recently undergone a huge refurbishment, now giving them immediate access to state-of-the-art equipment and tests that allow rapid diagnosis.

The Role:

This is a full-time, permanent, vet surgeon position, working 4.5-day week, with a 2:8 weekend rota.

Weekday hours tend to be between 8:30 and 7pm. The weekend rota works as follows: The first weekend on involves working in practice on Saturday between 8:30am and 5pm, and Sunday from 9am to 12pm. The following weekend requires working only on Saturday from 8:30am to 5pm. No weekend work is required for the following 6 weeks.

The vet will undertake both consults and operations, to be based predominantly at the main site, but with some branch work required across their local surgeries.

Sole charge is not required immediately but may be required at the branch surgeries once the successful candidate is settled into the practice.

There is no out of hours requirement with this position.

In return, the practice can offer a generous salary and benefits package, including but not limited to RCVS fees, private health insurance, CPD funding, individual bonus scheme

The Candidate:

The practice will consider Vets of all experience levels but would prefer a vet who already has some clinical experience. The practice offers exceptionally high levels of care and customer service, so it is important that the vet is dedicated to achieving these standards. They offer a fantastic opportunity to work alongside some extremely experienced vets and would be supportive of candidates looking to gain certificates.


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time

Weekends: 2:8

Out of hours: None required

Salary: Generous salary + excellent benefits

Ref: JN -022018-1044

We are an equal opportunity agency and look forward to assisting you with your future career aspirations. We have an experienced team of consultants that are ready to give you support and advice on applying for veterinary opportunities.

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and eligible to work in the UK.

What happens next: Click APPLY to apply for this role and a member of our team will be in touch if you have been successful.

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