Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon £50,000 - £65,000 per year Rustington, West Sussex Medivet Rustington Full Time, Permanent

The opportunity

We’re lucky to be in the heart of Rustington, an attractive seaside town, just a few minutes from our glorious beaches and close to the South Downs National Park. It is the perfect location for water-sports, walking, cycling and exploring, with Chichester, Worthing and Brighton all within easy reach!

We have a friendly, welcoming and long-standing team, lead by an experienced practice manager, 2 RVNs and a veterinary care assistant with no OOH. Excited to offer this Veterinary Surgeon opportunity on both a full time and part time basis, in a sole-charge capacity, with scope to expand and shape the team!

The opportunity involves a huge amount of clinical freedom. As a Veterinary Surgeon, you will have the freedom to work up clinical case to the highest level, alongside taking the practice in the direction of your choice and moving into a Lead Veterinary Surgeon role!

Our practice boasts 2 consult rooms, a theatre, x-rays, a modern laboratory and in-house dental suite, ultrasound, multi-parameter surgical monitoring equipment and a hugely successful pet healthcare plan uptake to our loyal and growing clients, and all supported by our fantastic team!

Key benefits include:

  • £1,500 CPD allowance with 3 days CPD leave; extensive in-house CPD training.
  • VDS, RCVS and BVA fees paid.
  • Certificates encouraged and funded.
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Fantastic career progression and partnership opportunities.
  • 20% staff discount for own pets

Role accountabilities

  • Perform a wide range of surgical procedures.
  • Conduct thorough pre and post-operative assessments.
  • Develop treatment plans and provide clients with care instructions.
  • Utilise diagnostic laboratory, imaging and ultrasound testing.
  • Prescribe medication.
  • Promote preventative care by advocating and administering routine vaccinations and immunisations
  • Educate clients on positive lifestyle choices for their pets.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to members of the support team.
  • Compliance with veterinary ethics and relevant statutes, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain patients medical records.

Your skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) or equivalent.
  • Registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
  • Surgical skills for performing routine and complex procedures.
  • Knowledge of anaesthesia protocols and pain management.
  • Ability to provide compassionate care and ensure the well-being of animals.
  • Strong diagnostic skills and experience in using diagnostic equipment such as X-rays, ultrasounds, and blood analysers.
  • Ability to explain medical conditions and treatment plans clearly to clients with empathy and compassion.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with other veterinary professionals, including veterinary nurses and support staff.
  • Critical thinking skills to diagnose complex cases, make informed treatment decisions, handle emergency cases and provide critical care to animals.
  • Adherence to high ethical standards in veterinary practice.

About us

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work. Our mission to deliver progressive, around the clock care means our employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available. We recognise the amazing work our people do and we strive to offer the best possible reward package in the veterinary sector.

Job number: VET02122