Veterinary Surgeon (NO OOH)

We are seeking an experienced, confident SA vet with a can-do approach. If you are keen, enthusiastic, self-motivated and have a compassionate manner, you could be just the vet we are looking for!
You must have excellent bedside manner and communication skills and strive to deliver outstanding veterinary care and customer service.
About us
  • Independent and proud RCVS accredited SA practice with a strong focus on client service and gold standard patient care.
  • Purpose built and pleasant premises in the heart of Rustington, West Sussex, with lots of natural light.
  • Long standing, experienced, reputable support team of RVN’s
  • Professional, friendly and knowledgeable front of house team.

The role

The position involves all aspects of first opinion work and we encourage clinical freedom and responsibility from our vets to work up their own cases from presentation to completion. We believe quality not quantity is what is best for our team and patients.

We are looking for a capable and caring vet with a forward thinking approach to deliver outstanding service to our loyal clients and their pets. A desire to bond with clients and build their own client base is essential.

  • No OOH
  • Average 35-40hrs a week
  • Monday – Friday 3 early finishes a week
  • Shifts 8.30am-4pm / 8.30am-7pm
  • Part-time and flexible hours would be considered
  • Late shift Weekday inpatient care only
  • 1:8 Weekend day shifts (includes branch work)
  • 1:2 Saturday mornings
  • Shared bank holidays (day shifts and inpatient care) pro rota

 

A great package

  • 4 weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Birthday leave
  • Excellent remuneration commensurate with experience
  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Paid VDS Membership
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Discounted veterinary products and services for own pets
  • Relocation package available
  • Temporary accommodation available during relocation

 

Our facilities & services

  • Modern laboratory suite
  • Automatic x-rays and developing facilities
  • In House Dental Suite
  • Ultrasound
  • Well established Pet Health Plan Scheme
  • Modern PMS
  • Minimum 15 minute consultation appointments

 

Are you looking for:

  • A better work/life balance?
  • A reputable first opinion independent practice?
  • Clinical responsibility and freedom without the micro-management?
  • The chance to work up cases to the highest level?

 

Are you:

  • Focused on clinical excellence?
  • Self-motivated, hardworking and reliable?
  • Clinically confident and capable with some sole charge?
  • Dedicated and willing to go that extra mile to ensure that client satisfaction and clinical services are delivered?

Do you have?

  • Some first opinion UK experience with a high standard of written and spoken English?
  • A friendly team focused approach
  • A desire to bond with clients and build your own client base?

Rustington is an attractive and well equipped seaside town between the Sea and South Downs National Park. It is the perfect location for watersports, walking, cycling and exploring.

Chichester, Worthing and Brighton are within easy reach, and London is commutable via train.

 

If you would like to know more about our practice and our role, please call Kate for an informal chat on 01903 782387 or email kate@petcarerustington.co.uk.

 

APPLY NOW

To introduce yourself and to apply for our role, email your CV and covering letter to kate@petcarerustington.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Very good with our dog and staff are super friendly.

Jonathan Naylor

3 years ago the whole team were wonderfully sympathetic and caring when we had our gorgeous dog Murphy put to sleep. Everything was handled beautifully. We still feel huge gratitude.

Jane Vrettos

We have been visiting this vet for the last ten years and never received anything but kindness and attention. Our elderly Brittany contracted an eye infection and despite all our panic Nick Smith and his excellent team saw us through some of the worst days of pet ownership. Purdey is now much better and although she has lost the sight in her right eye she is as mischievous as ever.

Patrick Stoner

Very reassuring.

Mim Hayward

Very caring and friendly.

Daphne Cox

Good care for pets by vet Nick Smith and his team. Professional and caring.

Andrew Kelly

GOOD WITH RABBITS! Thank you for taking such good, kind care of my beautiful bunny. For anyone looking for an understanding, gentle and competent rabbit vet I have had consistently good experiences here and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Sam Walker

Brilliant care of our pet and would happily recommend to all.

Susan Ashby-Wyatt

Managed to get my pet looked at same day excellent vets.

Jason Gallear

PetCare have looked after our animals since we moved to the area in 1996 and, in every case, have gone the extra mile to make sure our pets are as cared for as well as we would look after them ourselves. Several of our dogs get excited about going there!

Hugh Neve