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Veterinary Surgeon - Faygate Hospital

Faygate, Horsham
£55,000, depending on experience 
Closing date
3 Jun 2021
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About us:

Building the best place to work in the veterinary industry is creating exceptional opportunities for people like you.

Here, you won’t just be part of the team, you’ll be part of our nationwide family. We’ve built a network of 330 practices with 20 state-of-the-art 24-hour centres that are all home to a family of professionals who provide a high standard of care. You won’t just help to deliver care, you’ll deliver exceptional care for your patients and clients. And you’ll do it all supported by your colleagues and some of the best training and development in the industry.

Join us where we’re building better every day.

The role:

We have an exciting position for a veterinary surgeon at our Faygate hospital.

Medivet Faygate (Seers Croft Veterinary Surgery) is an exceptionally well-equipped hospital in a leafy location, very close to Gatwick airport and with good transport links to London.

There is a good balance of clinical expertise within the team, with vets holding, or studying for certificates in emergency and critical care, internal medicine, cardiology and exotics. The large hospital boasts great facilities, including a hydrotherapy pool, CT scanner, laser, endoscopy, ultrasound, laparoscopy and separate dog, cat and exotic wards. There is a good surgical case load including orthopaedics- fracture repairs and TPLO’s.

The vet team is led by our lead veterinary surgeon with assistance from our senior veterinary surgeon and supported by a large and experienced team of receptionists, registered veterinary nurses, student veterinary nurses and a practice manager.  

The suitable candidate will be a driven, dynamic, ambitious individual with exceptional communication skills and the ability to thrive in a busy hospital environment. We are looking for someone with at least 4 years of UK (or UK equivalent) small animal experience who practices to a very high standard using an evidence-based approach. The successful candidate will be confident in all aspects of routine surgery, first opinion consulting and the management of hospital cases, including emergency work. A special interest and or further study in imaging- ultrasound and CT would be advantageous, but any area of special interest would be considered and supported. Clinical development will be encouraged, with such a diverse team and varied caseload the goal is to encourage areas of interest and to allow development of areas of clinical expertise, upskill our vets in these areas and to ultimately be able to offer a great service to our clients and patients.

The varied caseload ranges from routine first option and exotic work (with a dedicated exotic vet), a rehabilitation service, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgical caseload, stem cell therapy and inpatient care with a hospital caseload fed from several surrounding practices.

The role allows for a good work life balance by working an average of 39 hours a week over 4 days. You will also be part of a 1:6 weekend rota.

Medivet is growing rapidly and it is an exciting time to join us - we encourage growth and development within your role and are truly committed to help our Medivet family members achieve their goals.

Salary & Benefits:

Competitive salary of up to £55,000, depending on experience 

£1,500 CPD allowance with 3 days’ CPD leave per annum or pro rata and in-house CPD training

5 weeks annual leave, plus bank holidays

VDS, RCVS, BVA fees paid

Fantastic career progression

And much more!

You must be a registered Veterinary Surgeon with the RCVS.

Medivet Faygate is a 24-hour practice with the state-of-the-art technology including CT Scanner, Ultrasound, digital x-ray, orthopaedic, cardiology and also includes a hydrotherapy pool.

The practice is located a 16-minute drive from Gatwick and is also a short distance from the rail links to London. The successful candidate will be joining a large team of 6-day vets, 2-night vets and 25 support staff which hold a variety of certificates and specialities including exotics, internal medicine, cardiology, surgery and ultrasound. The practice also has PSS and ESC hospital awards.


We’re a family of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work.

In everything we do, we work together and look out for each other. We’re all working towards the same goal: exceptional care.

Our people support each other within practices and across regions, and our clinicians work closely with our Support Centre colleagues – forming one team made of many teams. We work hard together but socialise, too. We’re proud that our community fosters strong bonds and friendships.

All our people are warmly encouraged to get involved in shaping the business, to consider becoming partners, or move into management roles. Every day, there’s a chance to have an impact on this business in its exciting growth phase.

Search our opportunities and apply today to become part of our family.

Find Us
01923 470000
Unit 4 Mowat Industrial Estate
Sandown Road
WD24 7UY
United Kingdom
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