We are always looking for veterinary professionals and support staff to join the Optivet team.

Please contact hr@optivet.com who will treat your inquiry in confidence.

If you love being a veterinary professional, you think you could own one of these positions and want to be a part of a Practice which is going somewhere, we would love to hear from you.

Specialist in small animal surgery
Optivet Referrals / Island Referrals, Hampshire / Isle of Wight, UK.

We are recruiting a boarded surgeon to work in tandem with our existing boarded surgeon. You will see cases at both Optivet Referrals and Island Referrals, two independent specialist centres either side of The Solent, and fly by hovercraft between them. 

You will enjoy providing a broad specialist surgery service, covering orthopaedic, soft tissue, neurosurgical, trauma, and mixed-discipline cases. Experience in general practice prior to specialisation would be advantageous for this generalist role. In terms of support, you will work alongside proactive specialist internal medicine (and cardiology), anaesthesia, and ophthalmology services, high-quality out of hours clinical teams, and supportive management, actively encouraging any areas of clinical interest that you may wish to develop.  

You will also enjoy clinical teaching and mentoring surgical residents, interns, veterinary nurses, and final-year veterinary students on intramural rotations. An early goal of your recruitment is to achieve registration as an ECVS Dual Site Standard VSRP. Your research interests will be supported, via collaborative clinical networks and via our links with The University of Surrey. 

We are proud of our close-knit teams, and both sites have a strong patient and owner-focused culture that drives clinical and client service levels to the highest levels, caring for patients as if they were our own pets and treating everyone as we would wish to be treated ourselves.  

We believe in ensuring a good work/life balance and sharing an excellent remuneration/reward package with you in a geographically stunning corner of the world, an hour from London, and bursting with outdoor and on-water leisure opportunities, wildlife, artisan food producers, and so much more. 

If you genuinely love being a surgeon and you think you could own this position and help build a unique training environment, please respond. 

Please make initial contact (which will be treated in confidence) with Simon Hester – simon.hester@vis.uk.com 07802 584133. 

Medicine Specialist

If you are a dynamic, people friendly medicine specialist looking for a new challenge, then we would like to talk to you.

There is a ready caseload from a group of loyal referring vets that has been developed by our brilliant part-time specialist and now great scope to develop the service further.

As well as a competitive salary, we will explore profit share / equity options together – one of the last few openings in the sector for this type of opportunity.

Facilities include the latest in ultrasound and CT technology as well as a wide range of endoscopes, ECG and in-house laboratory facilities. There is full support from a specialist surgery team and imaging.

Optivet Referrals is an independent referral centre staffed by a very friendly, inclusive team – more of a family than a corporate environment. We are all aligned around a set of strong core values which help us to deliver a high level veterinary service.

If you would like to explore further, please make contact with us right away.

Specialist Ophthalmologists

Optivet is developing as a multidisciplinary centre but we started out as an ophthalmology service and remain world-leaders in this field.  We are able to boast multiple residents, world-leading specialists and a host of cutting-edge procedures such as retinal reattachment and glaucoma interventions, which ensure we enjoy a heavy load of tertiary referrals alongside our standard referral work.

If you love veterinary ophthalmology, wish to be at the forefront of your speciality and if your enjoy clinical research then we are always looking to expand our team

Registered Veterinary Nurses

Optivet referrals are world leaders in Ophthalmology as well as providing specialist care in Internal Medicine, Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue and Outpatient CT. We pride ourselves in providing the highest level of specialist referral veterinary care, 7 days a week.

We are looking for skilled and dedicated RVNs. Referral Centre experience is desired but not necessary to join our friendly, inclusive, multidisciplinary team. The team includes Specialists in Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery, Residents, Interns and a full Nursing Support Team. The role and caseload is varied, providing every opportunity for personal growth. You will be required to rotate through Theatre, Wards, Medicine and Prep. Full training in all areas will be given. Previous theatre experience is essential.

Various shifts are available.

We provide a competitive package and benefits including private medical care, free parking, pension and a very generous holiday package. 

We operate primarily out of our practice in Havant which boasts the latest in equipment and facilities. 

Please apply in the first instance with a full CV to HR@Optivet.com or call on 01243 888091