Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Chichester area, West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    £33,000-£50,000 plus benefits (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Nicola Baird

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -022019-8960

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • End date:

    2020-04-03 00:00:00

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    2019-04-22 00:00:00

We are working on behalf of a client who wishes to recruit a permanent, full-time Veterinary Surgeon to join their friendly, small animal practice in West Sussex.

The Practice:

Our client is nestled between the South Downs and the coast and is a Tier 2 RCVS accredited practice. They are a small animal 3 centre practice, who also see a lot of wildlife and exotics. Their facilities include:-

  • Digital X-ray
  • Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Cryosurgery
  • Radiosurgery
  • Fully equipped laboratory
  • 24-hour emergency care

You will be working alongside 15 Veterinary Surgeons and 16 Registered Veterinary Nurses as well as a large team of support staff who pride themselves on their personal approach. They are an accredited 'Investor in People' so you know you will be in good hands.

The Role:

The role is a full-time position working 40 hours a week over 4-day shifts of 08.00-18.00 or 08.00-19.00. The out of hours requirements are currently 1 night in 12.5. You will cover 1 bank holiday in approximately every 18 months. Weekends are currently on a rota of 2 Saturdays in 12.5 weeks and 1 Sunday in 12.5 weeks. If you are working on a Saturday, the Friday night before will be on-call, and if working the Sunday, the Sunday night will also be on-call. In return, our client is offering a competitive salary and benefits package, subject to experience, including:-

  • Salary of £33,000-£50,000 per annum depending on experience
  • 5 weeks holiday
  • 2 professional subscriptions paid
  • Out of Hours bonus
  • Christmas bonus
  • CPD allowance
  • Pension contribution
  • Perk-box membership
  • Staff outings
  • Birthday day off
  • VDS insurance cover

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be confident, friendly and a good communicator. Our client is happy to consider newly-qualified graduates for this position - they are part of the Vetsure Graduate program and have already taken on several new graduates in the past.


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small animal

Hours: Full time. 40 hours per week over 4 days. 08.00-18.00 or 08.00-19.00

Weekends: 2 in 12.5 Saturdays and 1 in 12.5 Sundays

Out of hours: 1 in 12.5

Sole charge: No

Branch work: Some

Accommodation: Yes, a shared flat. Pets are possible but will need to get on with a cat!

Salary: £33,000-£50,000 per annum subject to experience

Ref: JN -022019-8960

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

What happens next:

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