The Role

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to provide maternity cover 2-4 days a week and ideally 2 Saturday mornings (4 hours each) per month on a fixed-term contract starting in March 2022, with the possibility of an extension thereafter. No OOH or bank holiday work. You will be working as part of a team with some sole charge branch work. The role will be largely consultation-based with cases worked-up as required. Surgical work will also feature depending on the candidate’s experience and interest in this area. For the right candidate, there can be flexibility around working hours, working days, and the content of the role.


Salary of up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience.

About Us

Looking to work in a friendly, progressive, small animal practice, then look no further! Based at the edge of the South Downs National Park on the south coast of England, 9 miles from the sunny south coast, a short distance from Brighton, and yet within easy reach of London, Crossways has an excellent reputation for providing the highest quality personalised care for our clients and their pets. We have three branches in West Sussex at Storrington, Steyning and Findon Valley. Crossways is a well-equipped practice, facilities include laser therapy, laparoscopy, ultrasound, full soft tissue and orthopaedic equipment, dental x-ray facilities and stem cell regenerative medicine.

About the Team and Culture

You will be working with 6 other Veterinary Surgeons including 1 certificate holder & another vet completing their certificate in 2022. 9 Registered Veterinary Nurses, including 4 certificate holders and 1 Student Nurse. There is a team of highly experienced Receptionists, a Finance Manager and a Practice Manager to offer further support. The Clinical Director performs many orthopaedic procedures and is keen to share the expertise with any who are interested. We have a high profile in the community & like to support local events. We have embedded a supportive, encouraging and open communication ethos in practice ensuring that everybody feels a part of the family.

Applicant Requirements

We are seeking a colleague with some post-qualification experience who is RCVS registered. We require you to have an excellent bedside manner, be an avid team player and have a positive can-do attitude towards tasks.

Benefits – Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.