Full or Part Time Small Animal Vet - near Worthing


Julie Powell
Our client has a group of 7 practices in the Worthing area and are looking for a Full Time or Part Time Small Animal Vet to join their team.

Founded in 1958 the hospital is in partnership with Vetsnow, who look after the OOH;s on site. There are approximately 100 team members, dealing with 1st Opinions and Referrals. The specialist services include diagnostic imaging with on-site CT, orthopaedics, cardiology, soft tissue medicine and internal medicine. They are equipped with a fully functional Dental Suite, Endoscopic and Laparoscopic equipment. There is an on-site laboratory; spacious staff training room and well equipped and comfortable staff break room for that much-needed cup of tea.

The practice is located in between the beautiful seafront and the stunning South Downs. There are several train stations with links to Gatwick and London, which are less than half an hour away.
The team make animal welfare the first consideration when providing the most appropriate attention to the animals in their care. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of animal physiology, nutrition and medicine with practical skills to diagnose illness, prescribe medicines, and perform imaging tests, laboratory tests and surgery.

They like to keep every day as varied as possible with the appropriate mix of duties.
  • You will provide an effective consultation process for all patients, ensuring they start promptly and avoid running over whenever possible.
  • Record all patient information, treatment, diagnostic reports and charges into the computer system.
  • Monitor hospitalised patients and communicate information to the nursing team.
  • Inform clients of test results and update them on progress after treatment.
  • Communicate to all clients on progress, results, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options and costs involved.
  • Carry out house visits when required.
  • Ensure you comply with your legal obligations in relation to prescription, safekeeping, and supply of veterinary medicinal products.
  • Continually support, train and educate Veterinary Nurses and support the reception team with client queries when required.
There is a flexible shift pattern between 8:30 am -18:30 pm over 3/4 days per week (part-time) for between 20 and 30 hours There are some Saturdays but no bank holidays, Sundays, or OOH.

You will be RCVS registered, have experience of small animal and or mixed practice work, and have the ability to demonstrate a good understanding of the importance of preventative health plans. They ask that you have experience working in an empathetic customer-focused environment and have an element of flexibility. You will need to be an excellent communicator, paired with being a brilliant listener. You will have the ability to prioritise, delegate, and make challenging decisions and be an avid team player and support your colleagues. You need to be a problem-solving Vet who can effectively manage your time. You will need to be able to remain calm under pressure yet be assertive and patient when required. You will have a positive can-do attitude and be passionate about your work. You must be able to drive and be happy to travel between branches when required.

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

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