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Jobs and training

We have over 50 permanent members of staff and are growing fast. We often have vacancies for both permanent and locum opportunities. We are a recognised nurse training centre however we only have a very limited number of trainees on the 3 ­year course at any one time.

Unfortunately, we are unable to take work placements, however, we would be happy to show you around. If you would like a tour of the hospital please contact our reception team to discuss this further.

We’re hiring – come join our team!

New Priory Vets Brighton is an independent hospital with an excellent reputation with some of the most modern equipment available including CT, advanced ultrasound, laparoscopy and intensive care facilities. Our Brighton hospital is officially recognised RCVS Hospital Standard and Emergency Provider, the highest level of accreditation available.

We pride ourselves on giving outstanding care to clients and their pets. Our staff are sympathetic, dedicated, highly trained and very supportive of each other. We provide tailored individual care not generic treatment, and combine a traditional veterinary practice pedigree within modern veterinary medicine, in sickness and in health. We allow more time for consults than many practices to ensure that you can give the proper level of care to animals ­ the care you would want for your pet!

We’re looking to recruit passionate individuals who not only love animals but who are conscientious with strong organisation and prioritisation skills, excellent clinical and communication skills.

In return we can provide you with an opportunity to work in a friendly & supportive environment. Additionally for the right candidate we offer a welcome bonus (for direct applicants), salary based on skills, experience & knowledge (& bonuses for some positions), pension, enhanced sickness provision, employee assistance programme, annual leave entitlement which increases with service, on­site or nearby free parking, accommodation support may be given  (where required). We are committed to individual’s training and development and supporting our employees long term, and this has recently been further strengthened through the recent recruitment of two managers in HR and Systems & Finance. Excellent location near The South Downs, the Sea & City of Brighton.

Please see our current vacancies below if you want the opportunity to work within a progressive working environment for a hospital that is committed to its staff and prides itself on good communication with clients and referring veterinary surgeons.

When you see a role that interests you, please cite which when you send us your CV and a cover letter that includes your salary expectations and why you feel you are suitable for the role to juliehr@new­-priory.com (please only apply if you have the right to work in the UK).


PETS emergency treatment service requires experienced and skilled Veterinary Night for our busy emergency and critical care service in the city of Brighton.

PETS provides emergency treatment for clients from 12 veterinary clinics around Brighton. PETS staff also manage hospitalised first opinion and referral patients. The caseload is interesting and varied. The hospital prides itself on good communication with clients and referring veterinary surgeons and staff require excellent clinical and communications skills.


We are looking for a high calibre professional and friendly receptionist to work within a very busy veterinary hospital. Our receptionists are expected to consistently deliver excellent levels of customer care (over the telephone, face-to-face and via written correspondence). You will be a key member of this and the wider New Priory team.

Your key priorities will be:

  • · ensuring customer care standards are consistently achieved and exceeded
  • · developing and maintaining excellent relationships with our clients (and their pets)

Your time will be spilt between: performing general reception duties; managing incoming calls, meeting and greeting clients, booking appointments, referral case admissions, maintaining product knowledge, other administrative or general reception duties, taking payments and providing a professional first response for all enquiries.

Although you will be based at Brighton, you may on occasions need to work some shifts at our Peacehaven branch. This position has the requirement to work some late shifts, weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis plus additional holiday and sick over (where necessary).

We are looking for someone who: has proven reception experience, has worked previously in a client facing role, and is confident and comfortable working front of house. Experienced in cash handling, dealing with a large volume of clients and working within a busy Reception environment. Previous experience in general practice, the NHS, medical environment or a veterinary environment would be advantageous but not essential.

  • has great personal and communication skills;
  • is warm and welcoming with a friendly approach with the ability to be sensitive to clients (& their pets) needs and promoting a professional image at all times
  • takes personal responsibility for, and ownership of, developing others and strives for self and team improvement;
  • possesses integrity and sound personal judgment;
  • has a flexible, proactive, ‘can do attitude’ and is able to foster such an attitude in others;
  • takes a proactive stance towards problem solving;
  • has a confident, positive, professional attitude and remains calm under pressure;
  • has strong time management and organisation skills and is able to prioritise and plan their own time;
  • can work well with other members of the Reception team and with other key stakeholders to ensure a consistent and high level of client service.
  • is computer literate with a working knowledge of MS office packages. Any experience of Practice Management or computerised rota systems would be beneficial;
  • has a clean driving licence and own transport.

Regarding hours, this is a full-time position, averaging 35 hours per week. However, as we recruit based on skills, abilities, experience and talent we are pleased to consider applications for anyone wishing to work either full or part-time.


We are looking to recruit new PETS vets to work in our emergency service. The emergency service tends to retain cases admitted as an emergency for management and investigation and manages referral cases if ongoing hospital is required. This results in an interesting and highly varied case load with potential for support and longer term follow-up not usually available within an emergency service. Additional support from PETS veterinary nurse all-night and a Nursing Assistant up until 11pm. Shifts are busy and awake shifts.

We have a humane shift pattern, working 4pm to 1am or 12 midnight to 9am Monday - Sunday. One weekend in four worked (both Saturday & Sunday). Typically 2-3 shifts per week. We are happy to consider variations to the number of shifts worked per week depending on your circumstances.

Both permanent and locum opportunities available.

Previous emergency night vet experience essential and proven ability to prioritise and manage situations as they arise are essential.

Registered Day Nurse

We are looking for RVN day nurses to join our growing team. If you are looking for locum or maternity cover or a permanent position please contact us to discuss further!
As a day nurse there will be plenty of opportunities to be involved in a mix of first opinion, referral, and emergency cases which means a very varied & interesting role with the opportunity to practice nursing to a high standard and to benefit from working with a very experienced team. We celebrate the fact here that we are an independent practice that gives individuals the opportunity to work within a great team and family atmosphere.
We are open 24/7 and you would cover various shifts in our Brighton hospital between the hours of:

  • Monday – Friday from 8 a.m – 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays (1 in 12 Saturdays worked) 9 a.m – 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays & Sundays (1 in 12 weekends worked) 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Weekend shifts are included the weekly hours and where you work a weekend you get time off in the following week).

Regarding hours, a full-time nurse averages 40 hours per week. However, as we recruit based on skills, abilities, experience and talent we are pleased to consider applications for anyone wishing to work either full or part-time.and improve

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