Veterinary Surgeon

Worthing, West Sussex
13 Jul 2021
13 Aug 2021
Contract Type

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and
dedicated team. The position would be 38 hours per week on shifts from Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm with a half day plus 1 Saturday in 3 working (6 hours). No out of hours. We have three branches so one vet starts consulting at each branch then the Findon vet comes back to the main branch and after coffee 2 vets do non sterile procedures up to lunch. Another vet does sterile operations all morning and each vet has a morning a week for this. In the afternoon we all consult at the 3 branches and someone has a half day.

We are in a coastal town near to the South Downs. We have 3 branches but only the main one has surgical facilities. We are a general practice with a wide range of first opinion appointments for small animals and
a few exotics. We are a friendly team with a big staff room allowing generous breaks and downtime to reduce stress. We support several local charities and have raised money for them. We have ultrasound, dental x-rays, digital x ray, multi parameter GA monitoring and a bronchoscope.

We have 6 vets and 6 nurses. One vet is in her 2nd year of an imaging certificate. One nurse is doing an advanced qualification. We have no specialists. We have connections to several rescue charities and did several fund raisers pre covid. We are more relaxed than other vets we know about and try to ensure breaks. We are supportive to new vets and our previous students have stayed on.

We feel we could support a new graduate or recently qualified vet at the moment. We want someone keen to learn and friendly with good people skills. They need good communication skills and must be a MRCVS. We can provide a coach and plenty of support.

Benefits (subject to pro rata):

  • 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
  • 5 days paid CPD leave
  • £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • VDS Membership paid
  • BVA Membership paid
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Free uniform in a number of roles
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee well-being
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

To apply, please email your CV to Claire via the apply button or call 07741652975 for more information.

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