Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: Chichester, West Sussex
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #741

Fancy working in an Independent Practice, 4 days pw with No OOH’s!

Veterinary Surgeon
Salary starting from £50,000 pa. DOE
More experienced Vets, discussed at interview,

Hours: 40 hrs pw. No OOH’s
Plus 5 weeks holiday, staff discounts, paid lunch hour and excellent private health scheme!

Location: Chichester, West Sussex
Job ref: 741

At Vetfinders we are helping a practice in West Sussex find their next hire. They have a new opportunity for a proactive, enthusiastic and experienced Vet to join their team at this Independent, small animal practice


  • No OOH’s.
  • 4 days pw, 8.30am to 6.30pm
  • 1:3 Saturdays, 8.30am-12pm
  • Full or Part Time discussed

This independent practice provides excellence in all aspects of pet care. As a practice, they require an understanding, enthusiastic and patient team player. You must be confident and capable of carrying out surgical and medical procedures.

The successful candidate will benefit from the clinical freedom enjoyed by being an independent practice. You will be a motivated and passionate individual, working seamlessly alongside our team to provide high quality veterinary care and a fantastic client service.

You will be free to workup and manage your own clinical cases and enjoy building your own client base, whilst benefitting from the support of our experienced team, with whom case discussion and collaboration are encouraged.

The practice aspires to create an environment that offers clinical excellence combined with first rate patient and client care. A minimum of 3 years’ experience is preferred but will consider less for a candidate with the right character, ability, and positive attitude.

Do you want to get back to enjoying the aspects of being a vet that you love? Come and join our forward-thinking vibrant practice.

Must haves:

  • RCVS registration and qualified
  • Possess the Right to work in the UK
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience


  • RCVS & VDS membership fees paid.
  • CPD allowance
  • Employee discounts
  • 5 weeks holiday plus BH
  • Pension scheme
  • Health Insurance inc. dental & optical
  • Annual Bonus
  • Paid lunch hour
  • Paid social events

The Practice
Opened in September 2021 this is an independent practice set up by 3x (youngish!) females: A Vet, a Nurse and a Practice Manager with the sole purpose to do things differently. The diary is organised so the vets don’t generally do more than 4x 15-minute consults without a break. 
They get a paid lunch hour and a minimum of 1 hour’s admin time each day to make phone calls etc. The day is split into morning consults, operation time of 3 hours and the afternoon consults.
There is a very relaxed and upbeat atmosphere, and it is important that their new team member has the ability to remain clam under pressure so they can maintain the chilled working environment that is so highly valued by everyone who works there.
The team really support each other with everyone mucking in whatever the job is that needs doing.
The practice has lots of laughter and fun whilst working hard and they are really proud to say that everyone loves working there.
They are an environmentally conscious practice and strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible and are members of Surfers Against Sewage and are signed up to Ecologi to offset their employees carbon footprint. They also plant a tree for every pet that they sadly have to say goodbye to.

The practice is located in a beautiful building which is not only a great place for our clients to visit but also an amazing space to work in with lots of natural light, even in theatre.
They strongly believe the level of service they offer our clients far outweighs any other practice. In the 12 months they have been open they have already built amazing relationships with their clients which is reflected in the reviews that you can see online.

The relaxed atmosphere in the practice is often commented on and has been designed to feel different to other vet practices. 
They have a large, light reception area with a separate cat waiting area and it’s not unusual for our clients to have a tea of coffee whilst they are here if they arrive early or whilst they wait for bloods to be taken, for example. If a client can’t collect their pets’ meds one of our team will drop them round.

????This is a rare opportunity to be involved in an independent practice surrounded by a motivated supportive team helping you to do the work you are trained to do or get back to loving being a vet again!

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!