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Linnaeus Veterinary Surgeon in Ashford, United Kingdom

Job Title : Veterinary Surgeon

Salary : Up to £75,000 D.O.E

Location : Cinque Ports Hospital, Kingsnorth, Kent

Job Type : Permanent

Hours : 40 hours per week over 4 days, 1 in 5 Saturday rota, no OOH, flexible and part-time applicants welcomed.

Are you looking for a busy practice with a supportive team? A team that works together?

Are you looking for a practice that is forward thinking both with high-quality patient care but also a leadership team that listens? Does this sound like somewhere you would like to work?

Sounds too good to be true. Well, we promise you it isn’t, even our locum vet loves working for us! Oh, and did we mention our amazing refurbishment including a second theatre, dedicated dentistry room and new client care area.

Due to the refurbishment here at Cinque Ports, we are excited to be able to grow our team! We have some great opportunities for a Veterinary Surgeon ideally a certificate holder in surgery or medicine, you can build caseloads in state of art surgeries, perfect for a newly or experienced cert holder. We also have opportunities for non-certificate holders and actively encourage and support anyone looking to complete a cert (salary to be revised)

We asked our locum vet what they liked about working at our Hospital..

‘Working at Cinque Ports Vets is fabulous! It's all about great organisation, communication, and flexibility to all levels. It is not always easy to find these characteristics in such a big team where everyone knows what is going on at any time of the day. Receptionists handle every call with remarkable experience. Nurses deal amazingly with the care of the patients from the admission until the discharge. People are really helpful, and everyone do their work in a way that the days run smoothly’.

We have so much to offer and are looking for a like-minded vet to complement our already incredible team. Cinque Ports is not just another vet practice, we are a group of practices that has a role to fit every vet. Whether in our busy hospital as a surgeon or in one of our branch practices where everyone knows your name and you know your clients on a first-name basis, we are a practice that is proud of what we do and who we are. We are ok with change and embrace it as a team!

So, whether you want to work full-time, part-time, consult only, have a surgical bias, work school hours only, or prefer branch work, we are the practice for you.


  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid

  • External CPD funded

  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Life Assurance

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Employer contribution pension scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

About Us

Cinque Ports is an RCVS-Accredited Practice with extensive surgical, diagnostic, and medical facilities across 6 sites in the Kent/ East Sussex area. The hospital at Kingsnorth is an RCVS-Accredited Hospital and has Gold ISFM Accreditation and provides emergency care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with VetsNow onsite providing continuity in cases and patient care. We offer keyhole surgery, laser therapy, and acupuncture treatments. You will be supported by a full and experienced team of Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN), that carry out both nurse consults and vaccinations.

We are excellently equipped including inhouse lab, ECG, Endoscopy, ultrasound, radiography, separate dental room for all procedures dentistry x-ray, separate client care area, digital radiography, doppler ultrasonography, in-house laboratory, laparoscopic equipment and video endoscope and bronchoscope.

Our experienced team hold a wealth of knowledge and have interests in surgery, radiography, anaesthesia, feline behaviour, dentistry, we have visiting referral ophthalmologist, and feline medicine specialist.

We use team steps, which enable us to minimise communication errors within the teams here a Cinques Ports. We are a very sociable team and actively encourage team get togethers including bowling, nights, and days out, and Christmas parties are not to be missed.

The village of Kingsnorth has an interesting and historical background featured in the Domesday Book of 1086. Part of the village is a designated conservation area making it a mixed rural and urban village with excellent local facilities and supporting infrastructure. With easy access to Ashford, Kingsnorth is an idyllic village location for those who need to travel locally or commute to London/Europe on a regular basis.

We are proud that Cinque Ports are working towards their Bronze accreditation from Investors in the Environment (iiE).

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

To apply, find out more information or arrange a confidential chat contact Lissa on lissa.semerdak or call 07523268918.