With a reputation of clinical excellence and a happy, dedicated team, New Priory Vets is the vets of choice for those wishing for a compassionate and fulfilling career path in a thriving hospital practice.

Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Vet

Excited by emergency work but put off by the prospect of long night shifts and an unsustainable working pattern? We have the answer! Our night vets work split shifts, either 4pm-12.30am or 10.30pm-9.30am, to allow them to pursue their passion for ECC without becoming exhausted. We understand that some of the best ECC vets require flexible working so we will consider both full-time and part-time applicants. With 2 in 5 weekends, no requirement to cover weekend or Bank Holiday day shifts, and an average of 35h per week, our night vets enjoy an excellent work-life balance. Add to that the other benefits we can provide, and we think this is a pretty unique place for OOH work:

  • RCVS accredited practice with genuinely friendly, approachable managers and directors.
  • Basic salary of £40-57.5k dependent on experience and further qualifications.
  • £1500 CPD allowance plus 35h paid per year to complete CPD. Further support for certificates available and encouraged.
  • VDS fees paid, as well as one subscription of your choice (eg. BSAVA, VECCS, VIN).
  • 5.6 weeks’ holiday per year (non-annualised hours contract)
  • Excellent working relationships with our Member Practices.
  • A policy of not transferring inpatients back and forth to Member Practices – they stay with us until they’re ready to be treated as outpatients.
  • High clinical standards with extensive point-of-care diagnostics available to facilitate this.
  • Interesting, varied caseload with lovely, committed clients who want the best for their pets.
  • Support overnight from a fantastic team of night RVNs and ANAs.
  • On-site Specialists and Advanced Practitioners in cardio-respiratory medicine, imaging, ECC and endoscopy.
  • Exposure to a wide range of equipment including CT, laparoscopy and extensive in-house blood machines.
  • Lots of other benefits including enhanced sick pay, private health insurance, discount for staff pets, ability to bring your dog to work, on-site free parking, and contributory pension scheme.

The role will involve seeing first-opinion emergencies and providing continuous care for inpatients and referral cases. We are looking for a vet who is enthusiastic about emergency and critical care and ideally has some experience in this field (although not necessarily in a sole-charge or out-of-hours capacity). They will have a desire to achieve high clinical standards, and work within evidence-based medicine where possible. Due to the sometimes stressful and fast-paced nature of emergency work, they must have excellent communication skills. Most of all they should have a team-mentality as we are a close-knit, friendly practice.

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.

If you are looking for a new challenge in Emergency and Critical Care, please contact our PETS clinical lead vet Georgi on georgi@new-priory.com


Registered Veterinary Nurse

We have a vacancy for a registered veterinary nurse to join our small animal hospital in beautiful Brighton. We are proud of our excellent reputation, which is down to our fantastic and welcoming staff.

We understand some of the best RVNs need flexible working arrangements so we will consider applicants looking for both full-time and part-time roles. The right candidate will be friendly, motivated and keen to work as part of a fairly large team. We would ideally like a nurse with some post-graduation experience, however, we would consider more recently-qualified nurses too, especially if they have had experience in a hospital environment during training.

Here are some key points about us, but have a look around the website for more of a feel of what we’re all about.

  • First Opinion, Hospital, ECC and Referrals
  • Dedicated on-site night staff
  • Wide range of equipment including CT and Endoscopy
  • Competitive salary based on experience and further qualifications
  • 37.5 hours a week inclusive of a weekend rota shared fairly among the whole team: approximately one full weekend and two half weekends in 14 with time-off in lieu.
  • There is also a requirement to work some Bank Holidays (including Christmas/Boxing Day/New Years Day) on a rota that is shared fairly by the team.
  • Generous annual CPD allowance with extra funding considered for more advanced studies such as certificates.
  • VDS registration fees paid

We value a high standard of patient and client care, are forward-thinking and actively encourage and support our RVNs to pursue their passions and interests – we have nurses with advanced qualifications in all sorts of disciplines including anaesthesia, surgery, ECC and feline medicine. We are a nurse training practice and encourage our RVNs to consider becoming clinical coaches if they would like to.

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.

If you are looking for a new challenge, please send your CV to marieg@new-priory.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

First Opinion Vet

The Role

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to expand our skilled and experienced team of 7 first-opinion vets. Our vets work a 4 day week and currently enjoy 20 minute consults, a varied and interesting caseload, dedicated surgery days and time built into each day for communication with owners. Our vets are supported by a fantastic team of RVNs, SVNs and NAs. With only one in four weekends worked, supported by an ECC team overnight, and a dedicated in-patient vet during the day, the work-life balance is excellent.

About Us

We enjoy extensive facilities including two theatres, a vast array of equipment (including CT and laparoscopy), and a comprehensive choice of in-house blood tests. We have onsite Specialists and Advanced Practitioners in cardiorespiratory medicine, imaging, ECC and endoscopy and our in-house emergency service means our patients benefit from outstanding care 24/7. Having dedicated night and inpatient team means there is no on-call or OOH requirement for our first-opinion vets. We believe in offering the best possible care for our patients and the highest level of service for our clients. If this is how you like to work, New Priory is the place for you!

Applicant Requirements

We would love to talk with you if you share our ethos of providing clinical excellence and compassionate care, are happy with routine medicine and surgery and can demonstrate excellent communication skills, both with colleagues and clients. Our family-feel is hugely important to us and it is paramount that anyone joining the team fits in well. If you are friendly, positive and supportive of your colleagues then you will fit in perfectly.

Benefits (pro rata)

– 25 days paid holiday not including bank holidays

– 5 days paid CPD leave

– £1500 CPD Allowance per annum

– Private Medical Insurance

– VDS Membership paid

– BVA Membership paid

– Service based holiday entitlement increases

– Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay

– Enhanced paternity pay

– Birthday leave

– Discounted veterinary fees

– My Benefits – various discounts including retail & gym memberships

– Cycle to Work scheme

– Pension

– CPD/training support

– Paid bereavement leave

– Company sick pay

– Employee opinion survey

– Free uniform in a number of roles

– Annual pay reviews

– Social events

– Sponsorship for overseas employees

– Academy & Leadership courses

– Focus on employee wellbeing

– Relocation packages

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.

If you are looking for a new challenge, please send your CV to bron@new-priory.com. We will be in contact should we wish to take your application further.

We look forward to hearing from you!