Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: Lancing - Bristol, Bristol
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #781

Veterinary Surgeon. Independent practice. Lancing, Mr Brighton.  Up to £60k per annum.
Vet bills are rising and customers aren’t happy.  Targets are focussed on maximising profits with patient care a distant second. With staff shortages, you are working longer hours with shorter breaks, sound familiar?
You didn’t become a vet to spend less time with the patient, did you? You are a vet who cares, wants to be the best they can be, and give back to the industry you love. Spending time with patients is what you do best, advising helping, and doing the right thing.
Choosing a new practice is a big decision you don’t want more of the same, you want to get to know your patients in a friendly practice, spend time with them, and see cases through, a practice that gives value and a place where you can feel appreciated.
Luckily there are still places like this and this one is hiring.
A modern well-equipped independent practice based in Lancing since 2017 is looking for a small animal vet to join the team.  Ideally with a minimum of 1 year of experience but it’s a kind, compassionate person they are most interested in.
This is a practice who have a loyal client base they know, are respectful and understanding of what you do, because they’ve been coming to you for years.  
Expect a varied caseload with a good mix of consults and surgery, owning your cases, and seeing them through. No production line consults, 15 mins with 30 mins for new clients.

There is plenty of experience within the team, plus they have visiting specialists in Dermatology, Endoscopy, and Imaging so you won’t be short of help and vets to learn from.  Any ultrasound experience would be very welcome.

Further learning is encouraged, a CPD budget of £1500  will take care of that. You will grow here and develop as a vet.
They don’t believe in working their team into the ground, they want you rested and refreshed so you can be at your best.  Therefore, it’s a fair rota of 4 days a week,  08.30 am – 6pm and 08.30 to 12pm on Saturdays, 1:3 with no OOHs. 
As you will are fundamental to the success of the practice they need to reward you appropriately. Up to £60K per annum, 5 weeks holiday, pension, plus fees and memberships should do that.
With excellent beaches on your doorstep, the Southdowns only a short drive away, and the vibrant city of Brighton 7 miles away offering bars, restaurants, a beautiful seafront, not to forget its party atmosphere, what’s not to like?
So, what’s next?
Send your CV, don’t worry if it’s not up to date. We can’t get the whole story in a job ad so ask any questions. I’ll answer honestly, no hard sell.
Enjoy being a vet at a practice that cares.