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Veterinary Surgeon

Downland Veterinary Group
Emsworth, Hampshire
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
19 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Downland Veterinary Group, Chichester
Salary up to £65,000 DOE pro rata plus up to £5,000 Welcome Bonus and up to £5,000 Relocation Allowance

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon who is focused on clinical excellence and teamwork to join us at Downland Veterinary Group in Chichester. We have a steady caseload and you will have access to first opinion surgical cases and daytime emergencies alongside consults.  You’ll be joining an experienced and collaborative team who are keen to welcome new colleagues. 

Find flexibility that works for you

We offer flexible working patterns that flex with you and your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to flex your rota hours to balance the school holidays, fix to navigate the school runs or just looking to strike that balance between home and work life. We can offer flexibility that actually works for you. Typically a full time position includes a 4-day working week plus some Saturday mornings and the occasional Saturday afternoon. There is no out-of-hours however you will be required to cover 1:9 weeks of inpatient care (Monday to Friday evenings only). Contact us today to discuss flexible working opportunities that work for you. 

Find support from our experienced team

We have multiple nurse training centres within our group, and have certificate holders in orthopaedics, surgery, medicine, cardiology and imaging. We also have vets with special interests in dermatology, oncology, ECC and dentistry making it an excellent learning environment. Our team have a wealth of experience and you will be fully supported. Across the group, we have circa 30 veterinary surgeons, a nursing team of 70 and a further 70 support colleagues. We are looking for a first opinion vet to join our progressive team – get in touch today no matter what stage you are at in your career.

Find well equipped practices in West Sussex

All of our surgeries are extensively equipped and we strive for clinical excellence. At Emsworth we have DR X-Ray, Dental X-Ray, Ultrasonograph, Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, 2 Surgical theatres, capnography and in house Lab. We are well embedded in the local area, having started in 1947. Chichester is a beautiful, small city within West Sussex sandwiched between the stunning south coast and the South Downs. Fantastic outdoor activities are available and yet central London is only an hour away by train with great transport links to Europe. 

Find benefits that make a difference

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 
⦁    Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
⦁    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

⦁    £1,250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata (10 days if studying)
⦁    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

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch and quote reference BH11747. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Downland Veterinary Group is an independent group of six clinics located in Denmead, Havant, Emsworth, Chichester, Barnham and Bognor. We have been established for over 60 years and pride ourselves on offering our clients a first class, technically brilliant, personal service.  We offer excellent services and facilities from each of our clinics, including our hospital status clinic in Bognor.  We also provide our own 24 hour emergency services, choosing not to outsource it to a third party, ensuring that when you need us most, we will be there for you.

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01243 377141
71 Havant Road
PO10 7NZ

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