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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-39255)

Storrington, West Sussex

Veterinary Surgeon

£45,000 to £65,000 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Storrington, West Sussex

  • Are you a qualified and RCVS registered veterinary surgeon?
  • Would you like to work in an independent hospital?
  • Are you a vet with solid all round GP skills?

We are working on behalf of a fantastic, growing independent veterinary hospital in Storrington who are expanding and now require an additional Permanent Veterinary Surgeon to join both their clinical practice and hospital team. This role is full time for 40 hours per week over 4 days, along with weekends on a rota. There will be no OOH work or on-call duties.

The practice are looking for an ambitious and forward driven vet to work alongside their highly experienced team. In particular they are looking for someone who has good all round GP skills, who is confident in routine surgeries and consultations and happy with some sole charge.

The role will be predominantly based within the Hospital however some of the role will involve working within their branch surgeries also.

About them:

The hospital, based in Storrington, is a modern and vibrant practice and the joining vet will be working alongside a dynamic and close-knit team of multiple advanced practitioners.

The Hospital is proud to be independent and believe that working closely alongside all members of their team and understanding each and everyone's individuals needs leads to their success. They provide bespoke support to all staff members. They provide ongoing communication along with honesty and trust creating a positive practice culture.

The position offers an excellent opportunity to working in a fantastic family style environment in a growing and forward-thinking independent Hospital.

The role would involve working in the main hospital in Storrington. They have two main hospitals and 4 branches all which offer a wide range of modern veterinary services. Over the years the practice branch has continued to grow and develop and provides a family style close-knit working environment and they enjoy boding with their clients and providing a high level of care.

The OOH service is provided by their sister service which offers emergency and hospital care to not only the practice but other practices within the surrounding area.

About the role:

The role offers a 4-day working week with a mixture of shifts either 7.30am - 6pm, 8.30am - 7pm and 9.30am - 8pm. There is a 1:8 weekend rota and 1:8 single day weekends. Time off in lieu is provided once worked the weekend. There is a shared bank holiday rota also and the Vet would be expected to take part in the on call if necessary. The Vet will be working alongside a highly experienced team within the Hospital. The role will involve consultations, surgeries, and investigations.

Key details:

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week over 4 days
  • Weekends: On a rota
  • OOHs: None
  • Branch work: None
  • Team: Large team of 10+ vets along with qualified RVNs and support staff
  • Other: Varied caseload, highly qualified multidisciplinary Vet team

Who are they looking for:

They practice are looking for an ambitious and driven Vet and someone who has solid all round GP skills. The Vet will be confident in routine surgeries and consultations and be happy working some sole charge.

They will be passionate about providing a high level of clinical care for patients and also for clients. For an experienced Vet they must be surgically competent with excellent communication skills. They will have a personable and empathetic attitude and build client relationships easily and offer case continuity for clients.


  • Salary: £45,000 to £65,000 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 7 weeks annual leave, including bank holidays
  • CPD: Generous allowance
  • Memberships: RCVS, VDS and BSAVA fees paid
  • Support and funding for certificates
  • Family friendly policies
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Employee discount

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified or soon to be
  • Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

What happens next?

CLICK APPLY NOW or if you have any pre-application questions or if this role is not quite right for you, please contact the Vet Seekers team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference: 39255

T: 0333 014 7374

E: hello@vetseekers.co.uk

W: www.vetseekers.co.uk


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Vet Seekers was established in 2016 and is a multi-award-winning specialist veterinary recruitment agency (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) and acts as an employment business for the supply of locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry across the UK and overseas.

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