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Linnaeus Hospital Lead Veterinary Surgeon (Buckhurst Hill, London) in Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom

Due to growth within the hospital, we are delighted to be able to expand, and offer a new position for a Lead Veterinary surgeon at our Buckhurst Hill hospital as part of a 5 vet team.


No on call.

No Sundays.

We are looking for an experienced, dedicated veterinary surgeon, who strives to provide the best level of care for all our patients and their owners. This role may also be suitable for someone looking to progress in their career into a leadership position within clinical practice.

You should enjoy working as part of a multi- vet team and be confident in providing mentorship and support to colleagues. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate confidently with associates at all levels, which is important to us.

You will be able to prioritise your work based on clinical priority and importance. The successful applicant can expect to work in a happy and supportive environment, with our dedicated experienced nurses, patient care team right through to our client care team.

Your role and responsibilities will be to:

  • Work alongside the Clinical Director to ensure standards are upheld, with the highest level of clinical care is provided to patients.

  • Mixture of general practice consultation and surgery days throughout the week. Protected 1 day a week for administration time also.

  • Ensure assessment of all cases, formulating and implementing preventative, diagnostic and treatment plans as appropriate.

  • Work collaboratively and mentor colleagues within the practice to do the same.

  • Review, develop and ensure all treatment is carried out in accordance with practice protocols.

  • To work alongside and delegate tasks as required with other clinical and support staff.

Hours : 40 hours a week.

Benefits include:

  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave

  • No on call or out of hours

  • No Sundays

  • Protected administration time weekly

  • 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

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Eyecare voucher scheme.

About us

Palmerston Veterinary Group is a busy first opinion practice with a long-established support team and client base. We are proud to have joined the Linnaeus group, we have maintained our core values of prioritising patient care and giving our vets clinical freedom.

The main hospital is based in the lovely leafy Buckhurst Hill, on our doorstep is the famous Epping Forest, beautiful boutiques and cafes that are all within walking distance from the hospital. Buckhurst Hill is on the central line, so we are in a great location for associates to travel into central London after work for a drink with friends or much needed retail therapy.

We want you to enjoy working with us and feel we can provide a great working environment and can offer a well-managed diary with plenty of time to catch up with admin time, The practices are fully equipped with modern technology, advanced techniques, and practice.

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.