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Veterinary Surgeon

Happy Tails Vets Ltd
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
Up to £80,000 per annum + private health insurance and other benefits
Closing date
9 Aug 2024
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Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

Job Details

We are an independent veterinary practice, set up with the purpose of not only providing excellent standards of care to their patients but also to their team, by creating a relaxed working environment where everyone feels part of the journey.

Our purpose built premises have fantastic facilities including separate cat and dog wards. We have all the usual kit including digital x-ray, ultrasound and in-house laboratory. We also have accommodation available so if you’re relocating we can help ease the process with our accommodation.

We are one of the only independent small animal practices in Bexhill-on-Sea and although we are early in our journey having opened our purpose-built premises in August 2022, we’re growing quickly, and we would love you to bring your ideas and get involved as we evolve. We’re always open to suggestions and ideas on how to improve and develop the practice.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive full-time vet, a team player with excellent communication skills. A part-time role can be considered, working at least 3 days a week. There are no out-of-hours as this is outsourced to Vets Now. It would be great if you could work 1:2 Saturday mornings (9am to 1pm) but please don’t let this be deal breaker, we’re happy to chat about a rota that works for you and us.

We have three RVNs, two receptionists, one animal care assistant and two additional members of the team providing administrative support.

As an independent practice we can offer you the autonomy to work up your cases as you see best, and our small team ensures great continuity of care. Our lead vet particularly enjoys orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery and is happy to mentor you in more complex surgeries.

We provide protected time throughout the day to catch up on admin and make phone calls, and we’ll always make sure you get a proper lunch break. Our evening consults finish at 6.30pm and as the OOHs and in-patient care is covered by Vets Now, we’re usually out the door by 7pm.

We enjoy getting together outside of work too and regularly meet up for drinks and a meal. Bexhill-on-Sea is a seaside town located at the very heart of 1066 Country. Surrounded by both the lovely countryside and the coast, there is lots to explore including nearby St Leonards-on-Sea with its growing art scene. There are easy transport links to London and Gatwick airport in just over an hour away.

We are offering:

· A salary up to £80,000 pro rata, depending on experience

· Five weeks holiday, plus bank holidays

· Basic CPD allowance of £1500, with certificates supported and funded

· Paid professional fees for RCVS, Veterinary Defence Society and BVA

· Accommodation available

· Employee Assistance Programme

If you would like to be part of our relaxed and supportive team, call us now for an informal chat or apply now.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Pay: £38,000.00-£80,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance


Happy Tails Vets is an independent, progressive first opinion small animal Veterinary Practice based in Bexhill, East Sussex. We offer X-ray, ultrasound, in-house blood analysis and surgeries including Soft tissue and Orthopaedics.

Company info
01424 863231
116 Turkey Road
East Sussex
TN39 5HH
United Kingdom

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