Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Brighton, East Sussex

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Competitive salary and benefits (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -102019-13064

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Vet Partners

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

We have an exciting opportunity for a small animal Veterinary Surgeon with an exotic bias to join a busy veterinary practice based in Brighton, East Sussex. The role is full-time and permanent.

The Practice:

The practice has several clinics in the local area with the main hospital site providing 24-hour care. You will be joining a friendly team of 21 Vets and 35 Nurses employed across the clinics. They have in-house support in many areas including dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and exotics, with many vets working on their surgical and medical certificates. Practice facilities include:-

  • Specialist feline-only consulting rooms
  • Exotic wards
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • State of the art in-house laboratory
  • High spec ultrasound
  • Digital X-ray including dental radiography
  • Endoscopy

The Role:

This is an ideal opportunity for a Vet with an exotic bias looking for an interesting caseload within a supportive team. The role includes responsibility for first opinion work for all small animals but with a significant proportion of exotic work, including referral. This role would suit a Vet who either holds or who is interested in working towards an exotic certificate. This is a full-time role working 45 hours over 4 days per week with shifts of 08.00-18.00 or 09.00-19.00. Weekends are on a rota of 1 in 4 full weekends and 1 in 4 Saturdays, so effectively 1 in 2 weekends will be worked. In return, our client is offering:

  • Competitive salary, subject to experience
  • Heathshield plan
  • Pension plan
  • CPD allowance
  • RCVS and VDS fees
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Good work/life balance


Candidates should ideally already have experience in exotic work. You should also be a good team player, have strong communication skills and be committed to ongoing training and development.


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small animal with an exotic bias

Start: ASAP

Hours: Full-Time, 4 days per week

Weekends: On a rota of 1 in 2

Out of hours: None

Sole charge: Some

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits, subject to experience

Ref: JN -032019-9543

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

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