Linnaeus is a forward-thinking group of highly respected primary care and referral veterinary practices across the UK and Ireland offering specialist referral services as well as primary care across our family of 180+ practices which can be anywhere from the city to the countryside.

The future of veterinary medicine is at the heart of everything that we do, and this is demonstrated through investment in our teams, facilities, equipment, and continual professional development of clinical and non-clinical Associates.

We are proactively recruiting to help any vet or nurse wanting to make a new veterinary adventure within the UK, through sponsorships and dedicated support throughout the whole process from start to finish.

Through our flexible and supportive culture, teams can focus on delivering outstanding quality care and contributing towards our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS

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The Benefits and what we can offer

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons, and nurses in the UK and Ireland amongst our team. 

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

As a company, we will be able to help with financial support for sponsorship and re-location where available.

Here are some of the other amazing benefits that we offer:

  • External CPD funded
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + birthday leave
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CDP program
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Employee assistance programme and much more….

See the amazing veterinary care we do everyday

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Our Nurses

Read our testimonials

Thinking of moving over seas to progress your veterinary career? Read on to learn how some of our Associates have made the move to join Linnaeus in the UK and Ireland with our testimonials below.

Professor Luisa de Risio

Helping our Associates produce high-quality clinical research encourages them to advance in their careers and enables our profession to offer the best possible care to our patients.

Luisa de Risio
Clinical Research & Excellence Director at Linnaeus

Luis Garcia Roldan

I decided to apply for an internship at Linnaeus because it is well-known for offering development opportunities across the UK.

Luis Garcia Roldán
Intern, Eastcott Veterinary Referrals

Macarena Sanchez Martel

By 2020 I was ready for a change and one of my friends spoke highly of Peak Vets and Linnaeus. I work with a wonderful team and I’m very happy with my role here.

Macarena Sanchez Martel
Veterinary Surgeon, Peak Vets

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Visa process and how we can help

How can Linnaeus help you?

Our dedicated team will be there to support and assist you with any visa queries and from start to finish throughout the application process.

Financial support with the cost of your visa including support with the English language test and personal visa application.

The Visa Process - what do you need to be aware of?

Firstly, what is visa sponsorship? Visa sponsorship allows us to sponsor and support a candidate with their visa application to live and work in the UK.  There are mandatory steps we need to go through to make sure we are compliant with immigration legislation.

The licence we hold is specifically for Skilled Worker applications. A skilled worker means someone who has a special skill, training, or knowledge which they can apply to their work.

The Home Office has identified a number of skilled worker roles that are eligible to apply for a Skilled Worker visa.

Why not register and receive our helpful guide to moving to the UK?

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Who will be your contact?

Linnaeus Talent Acquisition Team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Frequently asked questions

How does Brexit impact me working in the UK?

The UK is still very much open for applications from overseas and we are welcoming all nationalities into Linnaeus to come and work for us.

Post Brexit you will need to apply for a visa in order to work in the UK but don’t worry as this is something we can not only help you navigate but also help you to pay for.

You will also need to have graduated from an EAEVE accredited university, the link to these can be found here.

How does the visa process work?

When you are moving to the UK to work, you will need to apply for a Skilled Worker visa, which allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer.

Do you need a visa?

We can offer support in determining if you need a visa, if you are unsure then click here.

The UK is still very much open for applications from overseas and we are welcoming all nationalities into Linnaeus to come and work for us.

What other things do I need to consider to work in the UK?

Moving to a new country is a big step and there will be a number of different things that you will need to set up such as a UK bank account, relevant insurances such as VDS cover for your work, housing, and cars among a few.

We have a handy downloadable guide to support you with this with some links to a few useful places. To request a copy of our guide, please complete the form or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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