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Linnaeus Veterinary Surgeon in Leigh, United Kingdom

Job Title : Veterinary surgeon

Salary : Up to 60,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Location : My Vets Pets – Manchester (Leigh)

Job Type : Full-time, permanent

Hours : 4 days (8.30am – 6.30pm) and one in five weekends (8.30am – 6.30pm) followed by a three-day working week with no solo working.

Your role and responsibilities

Due to our continued success, we are looking to welcome an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to the team at our busy first opinion My Vets Pets Veterinary Hospital.

We would welcome any certificate holders or Individuals working towards or looking to start a certificate will find us an experienced, forward-thinking, friendly and encouraging team who are constantly striving to improve standards for our patients, their owners, and our colleagues.

There is the opportunity for flexibility in your working hours so please talk to us about your requirements if you feel we may be the right fit for you.

The post includes rotating through our theatre and inpatient teams as well as consulting (15 minutes as standard) shifts.

As a busy hospital practice, there is the opportunity for flexibility in your position – for example the possibility of biasing your work towards inpatient care, orthopedic surgery, or a consulting-only position.

There is no out-of-hours work as our patients are cared for by our own team of night vets and nurses enabling us to work up our cases thoroughly.

You will be working alongside our experienced and hands on nursing team many of whom hold further qualifications.


  • 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

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

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.

About us

The practice is friendly, forward thinking and encourages career progression through various CPD avenues, many of our current staff have or are participating in certificates and further training.

Here is a bit more about us:

RCVS accredited hospital status

24 hour onsite care with dedicated OOH night team


Able to work up both medical and surgical cases to a high standard

Only 30mins from central Manchester and Liverpool train station & airport

Nurse training center

Gold cat-friendly status

silver rabbit-friendly status

Onsite hydrotherapy and rehabilitation centre with physiotherapist

Class IV laser therapy

15-minute appts

7 consult rooms separate dog/cat/rabbit/ICU and isolation kennels

You will be joining an enthusiastic team of 15 vets to continue to develop and grow our well-established practice.

We would love to hear from you, please contact if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.