Senior Small Animal Vet

Location West Sussex
Discipline: Animal Health, Veterinary, Equestrian
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £ £32,000 - £65,000 DOE
Contact name: Jemma Snow

Contact email:
Job ref: 14000JS
Published: about 1 month ago

Job Title: Small Animal Vet

Location of the Job: West Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Company:

My clients are a family owned and managed, independent local veterinary practice.

They are a small animal, first opinion practice with 4 branches, one of which is a collaborative clinic with the RSPCA and the out of hours is outsourced.

My clients main caseload is cats, dogs and other pets, exotics such reptiles and birds.

They are looking to recruit a senior vet whose role is to safeguard the health and welfare of all their clients’ pets, being responsible for their medical and surgical treatment and will use their practical skills and knowledge to carry out first opinion small animal work including consultations, diagnosis of illnesses, prescribe medicines and perform surgery.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic team player and will provide leadership and mentor junior veterinary surgeons. You must have a client-oriented approach and excellent communication skills.

The practice is equipped with the latest facilities, including digital X ray, ultrasound, K laser etc

The practice is a in a busy market town in West Sussex, within 40miles of London and 20miles of Brighton.  

My clients are proud to be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Whose aim is to enhance society through improved animal health and welfare, by setting, upholding and advancing educational, ethical and clinical standards of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

The Job Role details:

An exciting opportunity has arisen at my clients fabulous veterinary practice for a full time Senior Veterinary Surgeon.

Aim of the role:

My client is looking for an enthusiastic, confident, team player, cheerful and vet who is willing to get stuck in.

Key Responsibilities:

To be a full time Senior Veterinary Surgeon.

Duties will include medical and surgical treatment and you will use your practical skills and knowledge to carry out first opinion small animal work including consultations, diagnosis of illnesses, prescribe medicines and perform surgery.

My clients believe in providing for their clients as well as they can so they have an on call rota, but have limited it to up to 11pm on week nights and up to 6pm on weekends and public holidays. Thereafter they pass over our on call phone to an out of hours provider.

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

MUST be a qualified RCVS registered Vet.

MUST be an enthusiastic, confident, team player, cheerful vet who is willing to get stuck in.

IDEALLY looking for at least 12 months of UK experience or more, however a confident new graduate would be considered.

IDEALLY looking for an individual with special interests, which will be welcomed and supported.

IDEALLY would live within 30mins of the practice.

Additional Information:

5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays

Generous CPD allowance

Pension scheme

40hrs per week.

Salary package:

£32,000+ depending upon experience

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