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Veterinary Surgeon


Job Title
Veterinary Surgeon
Animal Health
United Kingdom
Job Type
To be advised

Veterinary Surgeon

Due to our continued growing reputation, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced veterinary surgeon to join our modern, vibrant, independent and family owned practice.  Based within our beautifully refurbished, flagship hospital nestled at the foot of the South Downs National Park in sunny West Sussex, we are ‘more than a vets’ – a family that uphold the values of respect, humility, professionalism and communication.  We deliver a personal service that our clients deserve, delivered with real empathy and care – because it is how we would want to be treated ourselves.

The candidate: we are looking for a driven and ambitious veterinary surgeon, ideally an Advanced Practitioner in Medicine or an experienced medic who has worked in veterinary hospitals.  The candidate will work alongside and complement our existing dynamic team of advanced practitioners in surgery, medicine and imaging as we further develop our multidisciplinary service.

We are proud to currently be the only independently owned hospital in the UK to have full RCVS accreditation as well as achieving outstanding status in all associated awards.  In addition to this, Arun Vet Group has 4 branches surrounding the hospital, all of which are accredited and designed to the highest standards with comprehensive facilities.

During the day, we provide routine vet care as well as complex treatments by Advanced Practitioners in state of the art facilities. By night, our sister service, South Downs Emergency Vets delivers the highest standard of emergency and out of hours care to both our patients and neighbouring subscriber practices from within our hospital.

The candidate needs to be passionate about providing a high level of care for our patients and a premium service for our clients.  In addition, the candidate needs to be able to efficiently investigate cases to a high standard and have a medical mind-set, as well as being competent with emergency cases. Good communication and personal skills are essential and the candidate will be encouraged to maintain continuity with clients and see cases through to a conclusion.  

The role:

  • Become part of a 12-vet team, with diverse skill sets and interest
  • Based within the Storrington hospital you will work alongside our Advanced Practitioners supporting the wards, consultations and procedures
  • 4 day working week with one day off (3 day working week after working a weekend)
  • 1 in 8 full weekends (days only) and 1 in 8 Saturdays




  • Salary subject to experience and Certificate/Advanced Practitioner Status
  • 22 days’ holiday (5 weeks + 2 days)
  • CPD allowance £1500
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme
  • Support for a Certificate if required and training agreements considered
  • RCVS, VDS and BSAVA membership

As owners, the retention of our independence means that by working alongside our teams at ground roots level, we have an inherent understanding of everyone’s needs and can respond in a bespoke way.  We believe in taking care of our team, through consistent communication, trust and honesty, treating everyone in an individual way.

This is an exciting opportunity where the candidate will work within excellent surroundings, supported by a family-style team in a thriving independent practice. We invite you to join our family and be part of something special.

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