Veterinary Surgeon required at New Priory Vets, Brighton 

Brighton, East Sussex
up to £50,000 per annum
02 Aug 2022
02 Sep 2022
Contract Type

The Role

Passionate about ECC and keen to inspire and lead others?
Tired of long night shifts and an unsustainable working pattern?
We have the answer! 

Our night vets work split shifts, either 2.30pm-12.30am or 10.30pm-9.30am, to allow them to pursue their passion for ECC without becoming exhausted. With 2-in-5 weekends, and no requirement to cover day shifts on weekends or Bank Holidays, our night vets enjoy an excellent work-life balance. The clinical aspect will involve seeing first opinion emergencies and providing continuous care for inpatients and referral cases. 

The role will involve seeing first opinion emergencies and providing continuous care for inpatients and referral cases. As an ever-expanding practice, we're also reviewing the need for management duties to be incorporated into this role. 


The salary for this role is up to £50,000 per annum and a Relocation allowance of up to £2,000! 

About Us

We are an RCVS accredited practice located in Brighton, a vibrant city close to the rolling Sussex hills for the best of both city and country living, with genuinely friendly, approachable managers and directors.
We have excellent working relationships with our member practices, and
we have a policy of not transferring inpatients back and forth to Member Practices – they stay with us until they’re ready to be treated as outpatients. We also maintain high clinical standards with extensive point-of-care diagnostics available to facilitate this and offer an interesting, varied caseload with lovely, committed clients who want
the best for their pets. There is access to a wide range of equipment including CT, laparoscopy, and extensive in-house blood tests. 

About the Team and Culture

Here at New Priory Vets you will have support overnight from a fantastic team of night RVNs and ANAs, as well as on-site Specialists and Advanced Practitioners in cardiorespiratory medicine, imaging, ECC and endoscopy. We are an encouraging team who truly value the team and open communication that we have within the practice. 

We have on-site Specialists and Advanced Practitioners in cardiorespiratory medicine, imaging, ECC and endoscopy and our vets are supported overnight from a fantastic team of night RVNs, many of whom have further ECC qualifications, and dedicated ACAs. 

Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for a vet who is experienced in emergency and critical care. They will have a desire to drive forward clinical standards and client care, and work within evidence-based medicine. Exceptional care and communication are at the heart of who we are and how we act with our clients and colleagues alike. Most of all, they should have a team mentality as we are a close-knit, friendly practice. 

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from: 

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave 
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee well-being
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1,500 CPD allowance 
  • Certificate support 
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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 and quote reference BH6617.

To apply, please email your CV to Bartosz at by clicking the apply button or call 07977242349 for more information.

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