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Linnaeus part time/weekend veterinary surgeon. in Worksop, United Kingdom

Job Title : Veterinary surgeon

Salary : Up to £57,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Location : Nottinghamshire, Worksop

Job Type : Part-time

Hours : Saturdays and or additional part-time work

Your role and responsibilities

We’re looking for a weekend vet to cover Saturdays and or additional part-time work who will enjoy working as part of a close-knit team with lots of experience.

This is a fantastic role for an all-around Veterinary Surgeon looking for a rewarding position. It would also suit someone who wants to explore the practice before considering a more full-time position.

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the flexibility of locum with the benefits of being an employee.

We are an RCVS-accredited hospital and pride ourselves in doing first-opinion work well. With the support of RVN’s caring for our inpatients throughout the night. Out-of-hours emergencies are now covered by vets where you would only be called out for our own inpatients and this is exceptionally infrequent.

We strongly encourage case continuity while providing support and mentorship where required. We would consider a vet of any level of experience for this role and feel we have a big enough team to ensure an appropriate level of support.

We have an experienced visiting surgeon who tackles everything from perineal hernias to complex fractures and cruciate surgeries. Our Clinical Director has a certificate in medicine and further qualifications in oral and dental surgery and is always keen to help vets improve extraction techniques and dental radiography. One of our assistants has completed the ANZCVS diploma in feline medicine.


  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave

  • RCVS & 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

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

  • Relocation package

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. For more information, click here.

About us

Our purpose-built hospital has 8 consulting rooms including 2 dedicated cat rooms with cat only waiting area. We also have a separate consulting room and waiting room for euthanasia consults to ensure clients have privacy and peace in such difficult times.

Our in-house lab includes urine sediment exam (Idexx Sedivue), dipstix analyser, biochemistry and haematology machines, and much more.

We have recently acquired a beautiful new ultrasound machine (My Lab X7) with a 21"LED screen. As well as a dental radiography (IM3 CR7 system) which we aim to get all our vets trained up on. Our patient's that are having dental extractions will all receive nerve blocks and again we will support and help all vets learn if no prior experience. Analgesia is a priority for us and we will try and include local anaesthetic techniques wherever we can.

Our CT scanner is a 16 slice GE system. We do not interpret the images ourselves but instead send all the data to Vet CT for a specialist report. We are steadily training all of our nurses to be able to operate the CT scanner but vets are encouraged to learn too. We also offer a 'scan only' referral service to local practices.

We manage all of our chemotherapy patients and order our drugs through Chemopet who deliver it all pre-drawn. This is something we are always happy to help vets with and we will often do COP and CHOP protocols for lymphoma and protocols for mast cell neoplasia.

If you would like to apply for the role or for an informal chat to discuss further, please get in touch with

Linnaeus is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, we are committed to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse for all our associates.