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Veterinary Surgeon

Eastbourne Vets
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Salary up to £60,000 per annum, depending on experience
Closing date
27 Jan 2024
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Come and join our team!

Due to one of our brilliant Vets relocating back home, we have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join Eastbourne Vets, Seaside, which would then complete our team. To give you an overview of a typical day at Eastbourne Vets, you will start the morning consults at 09:00 - the appointments can be very varied ranging from admitting animals that are coming in for surgery or investigations, to routine appointments like Vaccinations or if animals are unwell. After the morning consults, the Vet will support the Nurses to prepare the animals that are in for surgical procedures and complete the surgery. After lunch, the afternoons and evenings will be back to consulting and discharging the surgical patients and any inpatients well enough to go home. During the afternoon the Vet will have free time to phone clients and complete paperwork. We aim for a varied working with excellent structure allowing a proactive and stimulating working day. 
It is important to highlight, we have a brilliant window of opportunity for a Vet who is keen to delve into Surgery or has a keen interest in Surgery. 

Fix or flex – work life balance that works for you

Typically, our of Vets work a 4-day week rota with 1:4 weekends and no on call or OOH. Our working pattern however is flexible and we are absolutely open to discussing what works for you.
Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours truly tips the scale on your work life balance. We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it brilliantly easy for you to strike the right balance


Salary for the role is up to £60,000 per annum depending on experience
Welcome bonus of up to £1,000 for our new Vet
We are happy to offer relocation support and financial aid of up to £2,500 
Fully funded certificate support is on offer for our new Vet

Why Eastbourne?

Eastbourne Vets is made up of 3 branches, one main hub with two smaller surgeries. We have a fully equipped theatre, kennels for inpatients, digital X ray and dental X ray machines. Diagnostic imaging is also covered with an ultrasound scanner equipped with cardio and abdominal probes and we have a fully equipped laboratory, part for blood diagnostics. Our unique selling point is quality, we focus on delivering a high-quality service, with an individual approach. We are located next to the English Channel with beautiful beach walk just 5 minutes from practice. 10 minutes by car from us is Beachy head, beautiful cliffs with amazing views and do not forget about natural treasure North Downs with more amazing hikes available to you. We are prime location for countryside enthusiasts but also those who love the city, with excellent and quick transport links to London.

Your supportive team

At Eastbourne we currently have 5 experienced Veterinary Surgeons and 1 Graduate Veterinary Surgeon, 8 Nurses and 8 Support Team Members. We have a real family ethos here at Eastbourne, we are a friendly and approachable team. We pride ourselves on offering continuous support and encouragement, especially to our new team members transitioning into their new role. We have regular social engagements both during and out of the working days with plenty of opportunity to have some downtime together as a team.
We strongly encourage and support you pursuing any specific interests you may have and aim to allow for a real enhancement of your abilities and skill set as a Vet.

What we hope you bring to us 

Like our existing team, we hope you are a proactive, positive and enthuastic character with a willingness to work amongst a team. We of course, hope our patients care is paramount to your day to day and that you hold excellent bedside manner for both our patients and clients. We do require you to be RCVS registered or eligible to register. 

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -
Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1250 CPD allowance paid pro rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

Please quote BH10199 when you apply. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


We have three surgeries located in Eastbourne.

Green Street is our practice in old town Eastbourne. It has 1 full-time vet with a fully functioning operating theatre and x-ray facility.

Our busy surgery at Seaside is the hub of our Eastbourne surgeries and is open 7 days a week. We have two consultations rooms, a fully equipped operating theatre and x-ray, ultrasound and endoscopy facilities. We also have a large waiting area with a well stocked shop selling a variety of food, toys, accessories and supplements. We are situated on the high street next to the TA centre.

Acacia Villas is a single vet practice and has a fully equipped operating theatre as well as x-ray and ultrasound equipment.

Company info
01323 639331
89-91 Seaside
East Sussex
BN22 7NL

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