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Equine Stud Veterinary Surgeon

Sussex Equine Hospital Ltd
Ashington, West Sussex
Salary for the role is discretionary dependent on experience
Closing date
21 Dec 2023
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Equine, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Salary for the role is discretionary dependent on experience  
Excellent relocation allowance and welcome bonus available at the discretion of the Sussex Equine

The Equine Oasis

We are hoping to find our final Equine Stud Vet to join our established and large team of equine vets! 

You would be working out of our RCVS Tier 3 hospital facilities, with the support of RCVS, European and American-boarded specialists in medicine, surgery and stud medicine. An excellent opportunity for excellent clinical exposure in a vibrant Equine-centric environment. 

Your Diverse Role

We are wanting to provide the option for either short term (for the 2024 season) or a permanent position starting February 2024. Our working day typically consists of 5 days per week across Monday to Friday. We do have an OOH rota that runs from January 1st to August 31st which is currently 1:4 weekends and 1 night per week
To give you some background to the team you’d be working with, currently we have a wonderful team of 4 Stud Vets, all of which are highly experienced in all aspects of reproductive work. Our team provides thoroughbred breeding services, as well as artificial insemination with chilled and frozen semen, embryo transfer and ovum pick up. Mares are boarded in the hospital, managed at local studs or private yards. The hospital is equipped with intensive care foal units and an in-house laboratory. The successful candidate will need to be motivated, with a go-getter attitude, confident and an excellent communicator.

Your Glimpse of Who We Are

We are a state of the art, purpose- built, referral hospital who are renowned for providing patients and clients with the best standards of Equine Veterinary health care. We are nestled in a beautiful location in Sussex, offering rolling countryside with masses of beautiful country walks in the area, and the seaside is just 20 miles away. We have great city links being close to Worthing and Brighton and quick and accessible train links to London to change up the scenery when and if needed.
Here at Sussex Equine Hospital we have a total of 27 stables, an isolation block and Repro/Bonescan blocks. We have some excellent equipment, naming a couple, MRI and CT! We excel in our medical workups and treatment and cover both minor and major surgeries, allowing for excellent clinical exposure. 

Your Supportive Team

Join forces with our wonderful team, we are made up of 4 Specialist Surgeons, 2 Internal Medicine Specialists, 1 Repro Specialist and 1 Sports Medicine Specialist. A highly skilled team providing you with ample insight into various specialisms, and support should you wish to pursue one. We also have a great team of Nurses, Student Nurses, 1 Nursing Assistant and Grooms. We have excellent support on hand via our 2 Pharmacy Dispensers, 3 Scientific Officers, a Clinic Supervisor, 6 Interns, 1 Resident, 13 Support Staff, 2 Housekeepers and 12 Ambulatory Veterinarians.

We love to get involved in the local community as much as possible and with that in mind, we hold a Bi-Yearly Open Day where we collect donations for a charity as voted by the staff.  We also sponsor local events regularly to support local businesses. We have built a wonderful team ethos and culture at Sussex Equine and truly enjoy each other’s company, therefore we have regular staff socials allowing us all to get together outside of the working day.

About You 

We are hoping you are passionate, enthusiastic and have some experienced as an MRVCS Equine Stud/Repo Vet. Our new Stud Vet will bring their expertise as an Equine Veterinary Surgeon to the forefront. 
We look forward to welcoming you! 

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

  • 25 days plus bank holidays 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


  • £2000 CPD allowance with 40 hours 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

If this position is of interest to you then please contact Bartosz Piasecki on the number provided in the contact details. Please quote reference BH10736 when applying for this role. 

To submit your application, click the Apply Now button. 


The Sussex Equine Hospital was founded in 1951, it was formerly known as the Arundel Equine Hospital. The hospital moved from Arundel to Ashington in July 2017. The brand new, state of the art, purpose built facilities allow us to provide our patients and clients with the best standards of equine veterinary health care.

The practice comprises 20 dedicated equine vets all with interests in different equine veterinary disciplines, supported by a large team of nurses, grooms and office staff. Our aim is to provide excellence in equine veterinary practice, made possible by vets that care passionately about their patients and provide a unique service tailored to each individual client’s needs.

The Sussex Equine Hospital provides ambulatory equine veterinary services throughout East and West Sussex, and into Surrey and Hampshire. We care for all types of equine patients from elite sport and racehorses to children’s ponies. The hospital also accepts referral cases from all over the south of England and the ambulatory vets regularly perform vettings throughout Europe.

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Billingshurst Road
West Sussex
RH20 3BB

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