Veterinary Surgeon

Job title: Veterinary Surgeon Location: Littlehampton, West Sussex Practice: Medivet Littlehampton Fitzalan Rd Hours: Full Time Contract type: Permanent

About Us

Building the best place to work in the veterinary industry is creating exceptional opportunities for people like you.
Here, you won’t just be part of the team, you’ll be part of our nationwide family. We’ve built a network of 330 practices with 20 state-of-the-art 24-hour centres that are all home to a family of professionals who provide a high standard of care. You won’t just help to deliver care, you’ll deliver exceptional care for your patients and clients. And you’ll do it all supported by your colleagues and some of the best training and development in the industry.
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The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join our practice in Little Hampton. The practice has a fully supportive team that enjoy lots of laughs and are dedicated to their clients and patients.
You must be an experienced vet with a client-oriented approach and excellent communication skills, work to a very high standard both medically and surgically and have the drive and ambition to help develop this practice further.
The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years' UK small animal practice (or UK equivalent) experience. Strong management and mentor skills are essential as you will play a crucial part within the team.
The position involves working as part of a 4 vet, 5 RVN team at our main Littlehampton Clinic. Consultations are on average 15 minutes and vets are encouraged to follow their cases.
Surgical caseload is shared equally.
Case discussions are encouraged and welcomed.
We do not cover OOH but we do work our cases up to a high level and hospitalise our inpatients 24/7.
For more information or an informal chat about the role, in the first instance please email CV and covering letter to

Key Accountabilities

As qualified MRCVS, you’ll already have good experience gained in small animal practice. You’ll be competent in clinical examination and surgery and confident working sole charge or as part of the wider team. Sharing our values being trustworthy, caring and progressive, you will have all the softer skills essential to working effectively, building trusting relationships with your colleagues, harnessing our one team culture. You will also display good communication skills and the desire to share your knowledge and skills by being an outstanding, positive example to others.

Skills and Experience

Minimum 2-3 years experience UK or UK equivalent

The Branch

Modern equipment includes digital x-ray, endoscopes, rhinoscope, ultrasound, ECG, Slit Lamp, suction, pulse ox and recently upgraded lab equipment. Just 15 minutes south of the stunning South Downs, this attractive seaside town is the perfect location for wind and kite-surfing, water-sports, walking, cycling, mountain-biking and exploring, and is in easy reach of Brighton, Chichester and London.