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Bexhill-on-sea, Sussex

Clinical Director
Sussex Coast Vets and 1066 Vets, Bexhill & Hastings
Salary between£80,000 and £95,000 depending on experience

Are you an experienced veterinary surgeon looking to take the next steps in your career? We would love to hear from you!

The Opportunity

Sussex Coast Vets comprises of three branches set in the charming seaside towns of Bexhill and Hastings on the South Coast of England. We are looking for an inspiring leader who is passionate about delivering excellent clinical and client care whilst promoting the best practice culture for our brilliant team. As clinical director your role will be split between delivering clinical care and being responsible for the day-to-day operations, and performance of the practice. You will be supported by your practice manager, head nurses, and a wider team of vets, experienced nurses, and support staff.

A Flexible Role that Works for You

This position is full-time, working 40 hours per week over 4 or 5 days depending on your preference. You will work 1:4 Saturdays but no OOH nights or Sundays are required.

Why Sussex Coast

Sussex Coast Vets is a well-established multi-site practice serving the Hastings and Bexhill area with high client numbers and a varied caseload. Sussex Coast is equipped with the full range of diagnostic and laboratory equipment, digital x-ray, Doppler ultrasound, endoscopy, blood analysers and much more.

Our vets offer a wealth of experience with several certificate holders including surgery, cardiology, medicine, and ophthalmology and one of our vets has a keen interest in exotics.

East Sussex is an area steeped in history, with beautiful countryside, stunning coastline, and an abundance of choice within the arts, sports, and leisure scenes, with something to suit everyone! We also have the convenience of great links to Brighton, London, and Gatwick airport. Brighton: 45 minutes by car and train, Central London: 1hr by train, Gatwick Airport: 1hr by car and train.

Our dedicated team

We have Embedded a supportive culture at Sussex Coast, allowing for investment in our employee’s skill set and specific interests through further development and case exposure. Our more experienced vets support and mentor our new graduates and we offer all our vets the opportunity to up skill through in house and external CPD. We encourage and support further study such as certificates.

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 –

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks 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


  • £1500 CPD allowance
  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • 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

Please quote BH10784 when you apply.

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