Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Rustington, West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    £30,000-£40,000 p/a (FTE) DOE

  • Contact:

    Tracy Atkinson

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -022019-9031

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • End date:

    2020-02-21 00:00:00

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    2019-06-03 00:00:00

  • Contact:


We are currently recruiting on behalf of a well-established small animal practice based in Rustington Village, which is on the south coast of West Sussex. Our client is looking to recruit an experienced Veterinary Surgeon on a permanent full-time basis, part-time and flexible hours would also be considered.

The Practice: 

This a well-established, independent, first opinion small animal practice that has a large and committed client base. The practice prides itself on providing owners and their pets personable and compassionate medical and surgical support. Their dedicated service is provided in their modern, purpose-built premises which come with a dedicated surgical theatre. They are a small animal RCVS accredited practice, with 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, Modern PMS system – RoboVet. The excellent support team consists of 2 full-time and 2 part-time Qualified Veterinary Nurses, 2 receptionists and a practice manager, working alongside 2 vets. 

The Role:

This is a full-time role working 35 hours a week on average, 4-day week 08:00-19:00 / 08:30-16:00 with 2 early finishes a week. There is a weekend out of hours rota of 1:12 (includes branch work), with 1:3 Saturday mornings, and a weekday out of hours rota of 1:4.

In return, our client is offering an excellent package that includes:

  • Competitive salary - £30,000-£40,000 p/a (FTE) commensurate with experience
  • 5 weeks holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Paid CPD allowance, RCVS, and VDS membership
  • Relocation package or accommodation may be available for the right candidate
  • Discounted veterinary products and services for own pets
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Birthday leave

The Candidate:

The vet will enjoy caring for clients and their pets on an individual basis. You will have excellent communication skills and bedside manner, and strive to deliver outstanding veterinary care and customer service to the practice’s loyal clients. You will have a strong desire to bond with clients and get to know their pets and build your own client base. You will be team focused and encouraged to work up cases to the highest level and go that “extra mile” to ensure that client satisfaction and clinical services are delivered. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience and preferably experience of working sole charge (but not essential)


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time, an average of 35 hours / 4 days a week

Weekends: 1:3 Saturday mornings, 1:12 Weekend Out of Hours

Out of hours: 1:4 Weekday, 1:12 Weekend

Sole charge: Some

Computer System: RoboVet 

Accommodation: Yes

Salary: Competitive, with Excellent Benefits

Ref: JN -022019-9031

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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