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New Graduate Vet - Southdown Veterinary Group

Practice Site:
  • Southdown (Hove)

Southdown (Hove)

Southdown Veterinary Group - 2022 New Graduate Programme - Small Animal Vet 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join us working at Southdown Veterinary Group.     

We are a two branch 100% small animal practice and we are proud to have achieved RCVS accredited status. Our branches are located in close proximity just outside of Brighton and both are fully equipped with surgical theatres, prep areas, ultrasound, digital x-ray and an in-house lab complete with biochemistry and haematology analysers.

We pride ourselves on working cases up to a high standard and would love you to take ownership of your cases and work with your clients too.

This is a full time role based on a 40 hour week and you will work Saturdays on a rota.   

Brighton is easily accessible from both our practices in Hove and Southwick and offers a young and diverse population, a vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches.  We are also close to the stunning Southdown National Park.

We encourage specialist interests and have a Vet studying for a certificate in surgery.  Another of our Vets is enrolled on a masters programme for advanced practitioners.    

As well as enjoying our modern facilities, well equipped practice and a busy varied caseload, you will have access to a range of benefits and our tailor made New Graduate programme offering you the right support network in practice by ensuring you have an experienced clinical mentor working alongside you in your practice. In addition, you will attend dedicated Continued Professional Development (CPD) days, supporting the development of your clinical skills and non-clinical skills, including self-leadership, teamwork, wellbeing, resilience and business, whilst also providing the opportunity for you to share experiences with fellow graduates.

These are just some of the benefits of the programme:

  • 3 paid weeks for summer camp before starting in practice – we will be running residential weeks in the North and South of the UK in both August and September 2022. We will endeavour to try to ensure your in-practice week will take place at a CVS practice that is closest to your geographic/home practice location. All travel, accommodation and subsistence costs associated with both weeks will be covered by CVS
  • Salary of £32,000 which increases at the end of year 1 and at the end of year 2
  • No financial tie-in beyond completion of the programme.
  • Professional memberships (RCVS & VDS).
  • Up to 7 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays (or equivalent) with our Buy/Sell holiday scheme - allowing you to purchase an additional two weeks of annual leave
  • Receive an extra days leave each year in your first 5 years at CVS
  • 10 CPD days a year covering both clinical and non-clinical skills and tailored to your clinical role.
  • A committed and trained clinical buddy working alongside you in practice, with regular meetings to support your transition from student to qualified vet.
  • Workplace pension scheme.
  • Discounted pet treatments.
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 365 days a year helpline to support you and your immediate family when you need it the most.
  • Discounted UK gym membership with Gym Flex.
  • Performance bonus scheme.
  • Opportunity to enrol onto the country's first Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Veterinary) degree programme in conjunction with Nottingham Vet School – providing you with both a masters qualification and certAVP
  • Internal transfers – with a network of over 500 practices we can support you should you need to relocate
  • Recommend a Friend - Financial bonus up to £5000!

This is what to do now - To make an informal enquiry please text Rebecca (Recruitment) on 07970 818104 or to apply straight away, please click Apply Now and upload your CV through our online portal where someone will contact you to help you with your application.


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Southdown (Hove)
25 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom, BN3 4AD
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