Permanent Veterinary Surgeon, St Leonards on Sea

  • Location

    St Leonards on Sea

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Up to £47,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -062021-20790

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Veterinary Surgeon, St Leonards on Sea

Type: Small animal

Location: We are working with a small friendly team that is located in a seaside town, of St Leonards on Sea, which has various attractions and the all-important seafront promenade, complete with many restaurants and great views.

Practice Type: Part of a group

Team Info:

  • They currently have 3 veterinary Surgeons, 1 who is a Cardiology certificate holder, 3 RVN's, 2 SVN's and 3 support staff.
  • They are looking for a vet who is keen to bring their own ideas to the team but also adaptable to theirs.
  • Ideally, you will be comfortable with all routine surgeries, medical work-ups, and consultations and confident to work in a busy practice environment.
  • You must be passionate about pet care and willing to work with clients to ensure their pets get the best care possible within any constraints they may have.
  • They work with a couple of local charities and are part of the RSPCA Neutering Scheme for cats and bull-breeds.

Facilities: This surgery has digital x-ray, ultrasound, and in-house laboratory equipment as well as a dedicated surgical room, separate kennels and cattery, and upstairs staff room

Hours: The working pattern is 4 weekdays 8:45 – 19:00

Weekends: Saturday morning 8:45-12:30 on a roster, currently 1:3

OOHs: No On-call, out of hours, or Bank Holidays

Sole Charge: Some

Applicant Requirements:

  • They ideally need a Veterinary Surgeon experienced in all areas of general practice.
  • You must be RCVS registered and have a positive can-do attitude.
  • Essential skills include competency in all routine surgeries and dentistry, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and being a team player.
  • Desirable skills are interest in orthopaedics or dentistry and is keen to develop themselves and the practice.
  • You must have an exceptional bedside manner and be a proactive team player.

Salary: Up to £47,000 p/a (DOE)


  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Plus much much much more

Ref: JN -062021-20790

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