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We're an RCVS training practice

As well as being a busy veterinary practice, we’re also a teaching one. Student nurses can train with us, as we’re an accredited training practice with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. This means nurses can work and study with us at the same time and gain professional qualifications. Many join us as trainees and once fully trained, choose to stay at Coastway and run their own pet care clinics.

Continual Professional Development (CPD)

Anyone who joins Coastway Vets is expected to continue to learn and study to further the knowledge and experience within the practice. Our vets must attend a number of CPD talks and presentations throughout the year to ensure they stay up to date with medical advancements and procedures. We often host these at our Veterinary Hospital in Brighton which are run either by our own specialists or by visiting vets. 

Vacancies

Any current Coastway vacancies are listed below. If you’d like to send us your CV in advance of any vacancy, you can send it to our HR Manager, Vicki Shears at [email protected]

RVN, Brighton

We are looking for a new colleague! You will join our warm and friendly Brighton based team a short walk from the heart of the town or equally you can enjoy a stroll along the seafront.

Our practice offers a range of veterinary facilities and services including:

  • Emergency O.O.H team
  • Three operating theatres
  • Digital and dental X-ray
  • Isolation facilities
  • Large in-house laboratory with our own in-house lab technician
  • eparate cat/dog/exotic wards

Our nurses are well-trained. You will have the chance to utilise your full skill set in the practice. We have an amazing team of animal nursing assistants to help support the nursing team, we also have a separate exotics team with an interesting and varied caseload – we will support you if you are keen to develop an area of special interest.
This is a full time role (40hr week) with 1:8 full weekends.

What will we offer?

  • We offer a salary in the range of £23,00-£27,000 D.O.E
  • 6 weeks paid holiday including bank holidays
  • £600.00 CPD allowance per annum
  • Health Shield – wide ranging contributions for health and wellbeing treatments – from dentistry to sports massage
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • One other membership subscription
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced paternity, maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits – various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • CPD/training support
  • Company sick pay
  • Colleague engagement survey
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Career progression opportunities

To enquire about this role or to apply please contact [email protected] or feel free to call to chat about the role further. We’d love to hear from you!

Day Vet

We are looking for a new vet to join our team!

Here at Coastway Vets Brighton we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our
friendly small animal veterinary team. The role is based at our main 24 hour hospital, working as part of the day team, joining the weekly rotation of ward, surgical and consulting shifts, that are shared amongst the hospital team.

The caseload will be varied, with both emergency and advanced medical cases referred to us from our five branches and local practices that we support. Our purpose-built hospital has a range of high-tech equipment including ultrasound, digital x-ray, laparoscopy, rigid and flexible endoscopy, and a fully equipped in-house laboratory. We have dedicated cat, dog, exotic, isolation, and day procedure wards, with a fantastic nurse and support team to work alongside.

Our team has multiple certificate holders and staff members with a huge range of clinical
interests and expertise, including referral services for orthopaedics, ophthalmology, advanced imaging, and exotics. We run a fully staffed OOH team alongside our day team at the hospital. We are committed to continuing the further development of our team members, with ample opportunity for learning and development through dedicated in-house and external CPD.

We are looking for an experienced, approachable team player to join our over 20 strong veterinary team.


Small Animal Vet
Salary: £40 – 50,000
Category: Companion/ Small Animal
Contract: Fixed
Hours: Full Time


The successful candidate will join our 4-day week rota, with a 1:5 weekend with time off in lieu.
In addition will receive;

  • 6 weeks holiday per year + Bank Holidays
  • RCVS and VDS fees covered + one other subscription
  • £1,750 towards CPD and 5 days
  • Staff discount
  • Pension scheme
  • Health Care Scheme

To enquire about this role or to apply please contact [email protected] or feel free to call to chat about the role further. We’d love to hear from you!

ECC Day Vet

Overview of Role:

  • A key member of the veterinary practice team providing clinical and professional services to our customers and their animals including preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic care
  • To have an active interest in clinical work, mainly internal medicine and ECC
  • To ensure inpatients are fully cared for, worked up as per owners’ consent
  • Communicate with owners on daily basis about hospitalised patients
  • Mentor and help more junior vets

Responsibilities:

  • Assess all cases, formulating and implementing preventative, diagnostic and treatment plans as appropriate. Work collaboratively with colleagues within the practice to do the same
  • Ensure the treatment is carried out in accordance with practice protocols
  • To ensure the clinical team maintains regular communication with clients regarding case progress and clients are advised of case costs and informed consent is given
  • Complete clinical records and maintain including complete charging out of goods and services
  • Liaise with staff at charities and rescue centres with regard to providing veterinary care for their animal
  • To work alongside and delegate tasks as required with other clinical and support staff
  • To provide mentoring and support of the more junior vets
  • Any other task, consistent with the position of Veterinary surgeon, as required by the Practice Management Team
  • Under the Health & Safety at work Act 1974, whilst at work, must take reasonable care for own health & safety and that of any other person who may be affected by your acts or omissions

Person Specification:

  • Professionalism, integrity and ethical standards
  • Customer care skills showing professionalism and empathy
  • Team player
  • Good time management skills
  • Confident in own abilities but prepared to listen to, and learn from, colleagues
  • Resourceful in seeking guidance and problem solving

Skills/ Qualifications:

  • MRCVS
  • ECC / internal medicine qualification or working towards
  • Confident with diagnostic imaging (xrays, US +/- CT)
  • Ability to communicate confidently with people at all levels
  • Able to prioritise work based on clinical priority and importance
  • A proven problem solver
  • Attention to detail in all aspects of role – consistently produces work to the highest standard

Hours/ Salary/ Benefits:

  • 36.5 hours per week
  • 7.50am until 8pm
  • Salary – £48 – £52,000 depending on experience and qualifications
  • 6 weeks annual leave pro rata
  • RCVS paid + 1 other subscription of choice
  • £1750 CPD fund + 5days CPD
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme
  • Health Shield enrolment

To enquire about this role or to apply please contact [email protected] or feel free to call to chat about the role further. We’d love to hear from you!

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