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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 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.

RCVS Emergency Service Clinic

RCVS Small Animal Practice

RCVS Small Animal Hospital