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Linnaeus Lead Veterinary Surgeon in Longstanton, United Kingdom

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Village Vet has a rare and interesting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon with 5+ years' experience to oversee and lead our Longstanton practice north of Cambridge.

This is a fantastic mid-sized general small animal veterinary practice, with a rich history and excellent reputation. A strong legacy of quality care and excellent customer service, Village Vet is a premium veterinary care provider. The very friendly and supportive team work closely with the Cottenham branch as well as the busy hospital based at Milton where there is access to medicine and ECC certificate holders and advanced practitioners. Internal referral of advanced orthopaedic and dentistry cases to our nearby Whittlesford practice is also utilised. The Village Vet Cambridge team work as a team!

The well laid out practice is light and airy, with excellent facilities and equipment. There are separate dirty and clean theatres, dental xray, multiparameter GA monitoring, Idexx blood machines and nurse clinics. The practice is at the heart of the local community and many loyal clients have been with the practice for decades. Local house building and the growth of nearby developments (Northstowe) means a greater demand for veterinary care is coming. We want Longstanton to grow as the region grows, so this role holds an amazing opportunity to build and contribute to the ongoing success of an already excellent practice.

Working alongside a great nurse and client care team, you will be responsible for the day-to-day veterinary work and performance of the practice. You will line manage three other vets. We pride ourselves on learning and evidence-based progression and support this with a generous CPD approach including regular training events. Your personal study and learning would be actively encouraged as part of a bespoke professional development plan. You would be line managed by the clinical director who will facilitate your professional clinical development as well as fostering your business acumen and work with you to enable strategic development. If there is something you want to do? We will work with you to make it happen!

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 to everyone.


  • Patient/Clinical care - Working to high level of clinical care within a team. Village Vet prides itself on working to an excellent standard of care and supports RCVS Practice Standards Scheme

  • Client care - We strive for exceptional levels of client service and satisfaction

  • Teamwork - Working within your team, and the wider hospital teams, to contribute your skills, efforts and personal strengths to help ensure a harmonious team ethos

Rota : 42 hours a week - Monday to Friday, 1:4 Saturdays (9am 1pm).

Benefits ;

  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid

  • CPD £1000 allowance with 5 days to attend CPD courses

  • Access to an extensive range of clinical and non-clinical learning and development programmes

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Life Assurance

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Gym membership discount

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme