Permanent Night Veterinary Surgeon - ECC Advancer Practitioner

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Salary subject to Cert/AVP Status

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -092020-16746

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Independent Practice

Due to our clients' continued growing reputation, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced veterinary surgeon to join their modern, vibrant, independent, and family-owned practice in Chichester, West Sussex. This is a permanent full-time Night role which will involve seeing first opinion emergencies alongside providing continuous care for the practice inpatients.

The Practice:

Based within our clients' beautifully refurbished clinic nestled at the foot of the South Downs National Park in sunny West Sussex, they are ‘more than a vets’ – a family that upholds the values of respect, humility, professionalism, and communication. They provide a personal service that their clients deserve, delivered with real empathy and care – because it is how they would want to be treated themselves.

Since opening the clinic has grown considerably and their close-knit team thrives on its family-style atmosphere, bonding clients and delivering impeccable client care.

The clinic is supported locally by our clients' hospital which they are proud to announce is currently the only independently owned hospital in the UK to have full RCVS accreditation as well as achieving outstanding status in all associated awards. In addition to this, they have 4 branches surrounding the hospital, all of which are accredited and designed to the highest standards with comprehensive facilities.

They have comprehensive facilities and equipment inclusive of ultrasound, dental radiography, digital radiography, dedicated theatre as well as separate cat and dog ward

The Role and Candidate:

This night role will involve seeing first opinion emergencies alongside providing continuous care for our inpatients. You will have the ability to efficiently investigate cases to a high standard and have a medical mindset, as well as being competent with emergency surgeries sole-charge.

Our client recognises the importance of achieving work-life balance and has developed a sustainable rota that reflects this concept, which involves working an average of 12 thirteen-hour shifts in a 28-day period.

They have a great relationship with the daytime teams in the hospital and branch practices and have developed strong bonds with their member practices. It is therefore vitally important that the vet who joins them has excellent communication skills and understands as well as values the importance of teamwork. Our client is looking for a vet that has good personal skills are essential and you will be encouraged to maintain continuity with clients and see cases through to a conclusion.  You will work alongside experienced and dedicated ECC RVNs who are both friendly and excellent team players.

Although experience in emergency care or ECC Advancer Practitioner status is preferred this is not essential and funding towards an ECC certificate will also be considered

The Package:

In return for your hard work and dedication, our client is offering a competitive package that includes:

  • Salary subject to experience and Certificate/Advanced Practitioner Status
  • Holiday of 5.6 weeks per year equivalent to 17 shifts per year, based on your average weekly working hours
  • Annualised hours system (to be discussed on application)
  • CPD allowance £1500
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Support for a Certificate if required and training agreements considered
  • RCVS, VDS, and BSAVA membership

Our client believes in taking care of their team, through consistent communication, trust, and honesty, treating everyone in an individual way.

This is an exciting opportunity where you will work within excellent surroundings, supported by a family-style team in a thriving independent practice. We invite you to join our clients' family and be part of something special.

Ref: JN -092020-16746

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