Veterinary Surgeon (Inpatients) - Hospital Day Based

Location East Sussex
Discipline: Clinical
Salary: 55000.0
Contact name: Debbie Loding

Contact email:
Job ref: 469
Published: about 1 month ago
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced veterinary surgeon to join a busy small animal hospital, in East Sussex. 

In taking on this role you will be working as part of an experienced and varied team, where you will be inspired daily by the vast array of certificate holders and experienced clinicians working side by side.  This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to work in a busy hospital environment and continue to develop their skills and knowledge, while also helping to mentor the younger vets as they start their veterinary journeys.

The role consists of a 36 hour week, working 8am to 8pm, 3 days a week.  There are no out of hours/night shifts and you will have a generous annual CPD allowance plus 5 CPD days ‘off’ to attend training and continue to develop your skills.

The role itself consists of caring for and treating inpatients daily.  You will be creating and following the agreed treatment plans, ensuring patient safety and comfort is top priority.   As you will be their main point of contact, you must be confident and comfortable communicating with both the out of hours team and clients on a regular basis to discuss treatment plans and provide patient updates.  As part of this role, you will also be mentoring and supporting the more junior vets and will ideally have an active interest in clinical coaching/mentoring, internal medicine and emergency and critical care.

Applicants will ideally be professional, a good team player and have excellent communication and customer service skills.  You will have good time management and problem-solving skills, be resourceful and confident in your abilities and also understand and appreciate the benefit of liaising with other members of the clinical team and taking on advice and learning from your colleagues every day.  This role has some sole charge but is largely based on team work so being a strong and positive team player is vital.

The practice itself boasts excellent facilities and state of the art equipment as you would expect from an RCVS accredited training practice, with ample onsite parking and easy access to main motorways and public transport.  During your free time you will find an array of local businesses to explore and enjoy as well as the stunning South Coastline which is just a stone’s throw away and waiting to be discovered!

  • Annual salary of £55,000 to £65,000 depending on experience
  • 6.6 weeks annual holiday pro rata
  • Annual CPD allowance and 5 days ‘off’, with CPD and further certificates actively supported
  • Professional membership fees paid
  • Employee discount scheme available
  • No Nights
  • Pension scheme
  • Sick pay
If you’re an enthusiastic and experienced veterinary surgeon looking for an exciting new role on the stunning south coast, we’d love to hear from you! 
Contact Debbie Loding through or 07384 551799 today.

Please note you must be a qualified Veterinary Surgeon and eligible to register with the RCVS to be considered for this role.

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