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Experienced Exotic Veterinary Surgeon


Steph Ward
Our client based in Brighton are looking for an experienced small animal vet with an strong exotic bias to join the team at their main hospital site. This is a busy clinical unit being open 24/7 providing a wide range of services to the local Brighton pet owning community, and also to a much wider community through its emergency, out of hours and referral services.

The hospital is fully equipped with diagnostic and monitoring equipment of a high standard, and has attained RCVS hospital status, and they are working to double the inpatient capacity of the hospital over the next 12 months as well as the installation of a CT unit. The hospital is also able to offer clients the following specialities by either resident or visiting specialists: Dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, feline medicine , endoscopy and laparoscopy, exotic pet medicine and surgery , hydrotherapy and laser therapy.

The caseload is 70% exotics and 30% small animal. You must be competent in surgery and CPD is freely available to all clinicians, plus there is encouragement and funding available for those who wish to study to certificate level and beyond.

Within the hospital roles are shared between consulting, surgical and inpatient rotations so an eclectic clinical experience is assured. There are no night duties as these are covered by our OOH team and just 1:4 weekends (Sat 8am-5pm and Sun 9am-5pm). There may occassionally be the need to be 2nd on call - every 1 week in 13 - incase the first vet on-call has more than 1 emergency to deal with.

The position comes with a competitive starting salary - dependant on experience, 28 days annual holiday allowance [including statutory bank holidays] and a CPD allowance of 1500K p/a plus 5 days CPD study time, RCVS membership and membership to one professional association of your choice.

If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.