November 3, 2020
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Job Type
Competitive Salary depending on experience
East Sussex


My client is looking for a ECC veterinary surgeon to join their team. Excited by emergency work but put off by the prospect of long night shifts and an unsustainable working pattern? They have the answer.

Their night vets work split shifts, either 4pm-12.30am or 10.30pm-9.30am, to allow them to pursue their passion for ECC without becoming exhausted. They understand that some of the best ECC vets require flexible working so we will consider both full-time and part-time applicants. With 2 in 5 weekends, no requirement to cover weekend or Bank Holiday day shifts, and an average of 35h per week, their night vets enjoy an excellent work-life balance. Add to that the other benefits they can provide, and they think this is a pretty unique place for OOH work:

RCVS accredited practice with genuinely friendly, approachable managers and directors.

Competitive salary dependent on experience and further qualifications.

£1500 CPD allowance plus 35h paid per year to complete CPD. Further support for certificates available and encouraged.

RCVS and VDS fees paid, as well as one subscription of your choice (eg. BSAVA, VECCS, VIN).

5.6 weeks’ holiday per year (non-annualised hours contract)

Excellent working relationships with our Member Practices.

A policy of not transferring inpatients back and forth to Member Practices – they stay with them until they are ready to be treated as outpatients.

High clinical standards with extensive point-of-care diagnostics available to facilitate this.

Interesting, varied caseload with lovely, committed clients who want the best for their pets.

Support overnight from a fantastic team of night RVNs and ANAs.

On-site Specialists and Advanced Practitioners in cardio-respiratory medicine, imaging, ECC and endoscopy.

Exposure to a wide range of equipment including CT, laparoscopy and extensive in-house blood machines.

Lots of other benefits including enhanced sick pay, private health insurance, discount for staff pets, ability to bring your dog to work, on-site free parking, and contributory pension scheme.

The role will involve seeing first-opinion emergencies and providing continuous care for inpatients and referral cases. They are looking for a vet who is enthusiastic about emergency and critical care and ideally has some experience in this field (although not necessarily in a sole-charge or out-of-hours capacity). They will have a desire to achieve high clinical standards, and work within evidence-based medicine where possible. Due to the sometimes stressful and fast-paced nature of emergency work, they must have excellent communication skills. Most of all they should have a team-mentality as they are a close-knit, friendly practice.

If you would like any more information about this role please do not hesitate to contact Joe Hockin on 01392 691032 or email your CV to

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