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Linnaeus Lead Veterinary Surgeon (Oakhill, London) in Woodford Green, United Kingdom

Due to anticipated growth, we are delighted to be able to offer a new position for a Lead Veterinary surgeon at our Oakhill practice, North East London.


No on call.

No Sundays.

Flexible rota.

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.

The role would initially be sole charge. When the successful candidate continues to grow and develop the practice, the intention is to then recruit a second (full time) vet and make this into a thriving, 2-vet practice.

You should enjoy the challenge of developing and growing the practice, who already have a loyal, trusting and committed client base. 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 work throughout the week. Protected administration time also.

  • Ensure growth and development of the practice.

  • Exhibit strong client care skills showing professionalism and empathy

  • 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

Our Oakhill Surgery provides their clients with essential services, such as routine operations, radiographs, dental treatment, day patient care, nutritional support and weight clinics. Palmerston Veterinary Group are proud to have joined the Linnaeus group, we have maintained our core values of prioritising patient care and giving our vets clinical freedom.

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.