Qualified Equine Stud Vet
We are hoping to find our final Equine Stud Vet to join our established and large team of equine vets!
You would be working out of our RCVS Tier 3 hospital facilities, with the support of RCVS, European and American-boarded specialists in medicine, surgery and stud medicine. An excellent opportunity for excellent clinical exposure in a vibrant Equine-centric environment.
Your Diverse Role
We are wanting to provide the option for either short term (for the 2024 season) or a permanent position starting February 2024. Our working day typically consists of 5 days per week across Monday to Friday. We do have an OOH rota that runs from January 1st to August 31st which is currently 1:4 weekends and 1 night per week.
To give you some background to the team you’d be working with, currently we have a wonderful team of 4 Stud Vets, all of which are highly experienced in all aspects of reproductive work. Our team provides thoroughbred breeding services, as well as, artificial insemination with chilled and frozen semen, embryo transfer and ovum pick up. Mares are boarded in the hospital, managed at local studs or private yards. The hospital is equipped with intensive care foal units and an in-house laboratory. The successful candidate will need to be motivated, with a go-getter attitude, confident and an excellent communicator.
Your Glimpse of Who We Are
We are a state of the art, purpose- built, referral hospital who are renowned for providing patients and clients with the best standards of Equine Veterinary health care. We are nestled in a beautiful location in Sussex, offering rolling countryside with masses of beautiful country walks in the area, and the seaside is just 20 miles away. We have great city links being close to Worthing and Brighton and quick and accessible train links to London to change up the scenery when and if needed.
Here at Sussex Equine Hospital we have a total of 27 stables, an isolation block and Repro/Bonescan blocks. We have some excellent equipment, naming a couple, MRI and CT! We excel in our medical workups and treatment and cover both minor and major surgeries, allowing for excellent clinical exposure.
Your Supportive Team
Join forces with our wonderful team, we are made up of 4 Specialist Surgeons, 2 Internal Medicine Specialists, 1 Repro Specialist and 1 Sports Medicine Specialist. A highly skilled team providing you with ample insight into various specialisms, and support should you wish to pursue one. We also have a great team of Nurses, Student Nurses, 1 Nursing Assistant and Grooms. We have excellent support on hand via our 2 Pharmacy Dispensers, 3 Scientific Officers, a Clinic Supervisor, 6 Interns, 1 Resident, 13 Support Staff, 2 Housekeepers and 12 Ambulatory Veterinarians.
We love to get involved in the local community as much as possible and with that in mind, we hold a Bi-Yearly Open Day where we collect donations for a charity as voted by the staff. We also sponsor local events regularly to support local businesses. We have built a wonderful team ethos and culture at Sussex Equine and truly enjoy each others company, therefore we have regular staff socials allowing us all to get together outside of the working day.
We are hoping you are passionate, enthuastic and have some experienced as an MRVCS Equine Stud/Repo Vet. Our new Stud Vet will bring their expertise as an Equine Veterinary Surgeon to the forefront.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Because our employees matter
We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -
- 25 days plus bank holidays annual leave
- Your birthday as a paid day off
- Private medical insurance
- Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
- Non-accidental injury support
- £2000 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata
- Certificate support
- Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
- Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
- All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
- All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
- Infection Prevention and Control Programme
- Quality Improvement Programme
- BVA membership
- VDS cover
- RCVS fees
- Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
- Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
- Discounted staff pet care
A full-time Client Account Administrator is required for our busy hospital in Ashington, West Sussex.
The position requires excellent numeracy and IT skills and although the role is varied, a significant amount of data entry is involved. Basic horse knowledge would be an advantage.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate great communication skills and will be confident in dealing with people at all levels.
Applications in writing with covering letter & CV, to Tanya Bricker - Practice Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualified Equine Veterinary Nurse
Salary up to £29,500 per annum depending on experience.
We are looking for a full time RVN working in line with our rota of 8:00am – 17:00pm Monday to Friday. We offer a 1-hour lunch break ensuring you take that much deserved break throughout the day. We do have an on call rota for our nursing team, when working on call during the week the hours would be 8:30am-17:30pm. Our weekend working is rotated on a 1:4 pattern across the team.
Join a state of the art, purpose- built, referral hospital in West Sussex
Here at Sussex Equine we like to provide our team with a varied working day, opportunity to expand their skill set in a consistent learning environment, all whilst receiving excellent team support.
A few RVN duties available at Sussex Equine:
- Assisting with general inpatient care, critical care, neonatal critical care, and nursing in the isolation unit
- Ensuring that medical records are professionally written, clear and complete
- Assisting with lameness examinations
- Radiography - obtaining high quality radiographs and assist with plate holding
- Ultrasonography - Patient preparation and assisting during the procedure
- Gamma Scintigraphy – Patient preparation, acquisition of images, image processing and patient care during the procedure
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Patient preparation, acquisition of images, patient monitoring and care during the procedure, liaising with MRI provider
- Assisting the surgeon during various procedures in the standing or anaesthetised patient
Weekend/On Call Duties:
On a weekend you will be on call from 17:30 on Friday until 08:30 Monday. You may be called at any time, day or night, to assist with general duties similar to those expected during usual working hours. Any work that is required will be authorised by the senior clinician on call or a Director of the practice. After a weekend on call, you are entitled to the Monday.
Seize the opportunity to make an impact
We are a state of the art, purpose- built, referral hospital providing patients and clients with the best standards of equine veterinary health care, based in a beautiful location in Sussex. We have a total of 27 stables, isolation block and Repro/Bonescan blocks. We have some excellent equipment, naming MRI and CT to name a couple! We excel in our medical workups and treatment and cover both minor and major surgeries, allowing for excellent clinical exposure.
Being nestled in the countryside offers lots of beautiful country walks in the area, and the seaside is just 20 miles away. We have great city links being close to Worthing and Brighton and quick and accessible train links to London.
Discover excellent clinical exposure and great learning opportunities with us
We have an experienced and dedicated team at Sussex Equine consisting of, 25 Veterinary Surgeons, 5 Veterinary Nurses and 30 Support Team Members. We offer 4 specialists in Equine Surgery, 4 Internal Medicine Specialists and 2 Diplomates in Equine Reproduction. This of course providing excellent clinical exposure, great learning opportunities and a knowledge team to support you in practice.
We consider ourselves to be active within the local community, we hold bi yearly Open Days. We love to get involved in charitable activities and have a collection bucket in practice, and all proceeds that are donated will be given to the chosen charity decided by our team.
What we are looking for
We ask for you to be a qualified Veterinary Nurse who is registered or eligible to register with the RCVS. Our new RVN will have some post qualifying Veterinary Nursing experience, great customer services skills and team working ability. We hope you are an enthusiastic individual with a hands-on approach to Equine care and welfare.