• Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: 54 Goodmayes Avenue, Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex Hours: Primary Care, Practice type, Full time, Part time Practice: Animal Ark Veterinary Centre Salary: £38,000 - £55,000 depending on experience Practice Details Animal Ark Veterinary Centre

Animal Ark is a busy multi-vet primary care small animal practice with a loyal client base and a well-established friendly team. Our vets are experienced and support and learn from each other to improve our service. We want Associates to thrive and actively support additional qualifications and special interests (including exotics). We have all the equipment you would expect, including dental x-ray and a large in-house lab. In addition, we have great rehabilitation support with a k-laser and hydrotherapy unit. Our modern, light and airy consulting building is soon to be matched by a hospital refurbishment in 2022.


Your role and responsibilities

  • Delivering a high level of clinical and patient care in line with the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme
  • Delivering an exceptional level of client care. Make sure client interactions are focused on delivering value and great service with warmth
  • Working within the team to contribute your skills, efforts, and personal strengths to help ensure a harmonious team ethos.

We are looking for a vet with 2 years+ experience and a keen interest in all areas of small animal first opinion work. Career progression opportunities are available dependent on experience. We have opportunities for our vets to undertake additional qualifications as we have a high SA and exotics caseload so interests in small animal surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging and exotics are most welcome.

We are in a great location opposite Goodmayes station!

Hours are on full-time or part-time basis. Fixed-term contracts can also be arranged.

Full-time hours: 40-hour week: a 4-day week with 1:3 weekends. Out of Hours (OOH) covered externally. Share of on-call for in-patients only.


  • No OOH emergency work.
  • 25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays plus birthday day off
  • RCVS fees paid
  • VDS membership
  • £1500 CPD allowance with 3 days off to attend (higher budget/courses negotiable)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eyecare vouchers


Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 veterinary health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

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 among our team.

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

Don’t just take our word for it

Sarah says, “The Animal Ark team has welcomed me with open arms. There is real passion to grow and learn and to provide the best care for clients and their pets”.

We would love to hear from you. Please contact Jimmy McDowell at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role, or to apply please complete the application form below.

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