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Farm Vet

Cliffe Vets, Lewes Surgery
BN7 2AH, Lewes
Up to £70k depending on experience plus £5000 Welcome Bonus
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Farm / Large animal
Veterinary Surgeon
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Up to £70k depending on experience plus £5000 Welcome Bonus

We are a proactive, progressive farm practice with a stimulating blend of dairy, beef, sheep and smallholder work (plus sporadic pig, poultry, camelid and gamebird work).

 We also offer Flock Health Club, Beef Suckler Package, Beef AI service, DairyCo Mastitis control plan, bull and ram fertility testing, TotalVet dairy software, and Advanced Sheep Breeding services performing laparoscopic AI and Embryo Transfer.

 The successful candidate should have a minimum of three years’ experience in practice and will work 8-hour shifts across 5 days a week, with on-call nights and weekends equally shared. At present this is 1 in 7.

 Why Join Us?

Cliffe Veterinary Group is a large mixed practice with dedicated Small Animal, Farm and Equine departments. We are at present located in Lewes, East Sussex just 10 miles from Brighton. We are moving this Autumn to newly refurbished offices/workspace at Laughton (just outside Lewes)

 About the Team and Culture

We have 8 farm veterinary surgeons, who are ably supported by 3 ATTs, 3 administration staff and a dispensary team. We encourage Certificates and at present have a Cert CHP, a CertAVP, and a further CertAVP in progress. If you are an experienced vet with enthusiasm for farm work and the ability to work independently, we would love to hear from you.

Because our people matter

We recognize 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
  • Additional holiday entitlement for your birthday


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


  • £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1250 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Program
  • Quality Improvement Program

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


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

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Bartosz Piasecki, Talent Partner, on / 07977242349.


Cliffe Veterinary Group is a large mixed practice with dedicated small animal, farm & equine departments. We are a progressive, well-equipped (TTA, ASIF, laparoscopy, digital radiography, endoscopy, ultrasound/doppler, etc). RCVS accredited practice with a varied surgical and medical caseload. We have a full-time laboratory technician who will run a very large range of diagnostics “in-house” to provide an exceptional level of care for our patients. We are located in the vibrant, historic market town of Lewes, just 10 miles from Brighton.

Within Cliffe Veterinary Group, we also have Cliffe Farm and Cliffe Equine to care for your farm and equine needs.

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