• Anaesthetist

    Location: Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull Hours: Referrals Practice: Willows Referral Service Salary: Highly competitive Practice Details Willows Referral Service

Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service is one of the leading small animal referral centres in the world, having been delivering the highest possible standard of pet healthcare for over 30 years. Our vision is to provide an unrivalled clinical, patient, client and team experience that is recognised for excellence across the world. Our values centre around the care of our patients, our clients, our referring vets, each other, and the environment to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Willows is widely known for the delivery of CPD, and we strongly encourage all our associates to continually develop their skills and knowledge. We employ over 250 associates working as part of an outstanding multi-disciplinary team led by internationally-renowned Specialists. Our service teams include orthopaedics, neurology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, clinical nutrition, oncology, soft tissue surgery, cardiology, dermatology, emergency and critical care, anaesthesia and analgesia, diagnostic imaging and physiotherapy.

In-patient care is a priority and includes 24-hour veterinary and nursing cover, with support from a team of emergency vets and Interns. Our hospital facilities are of the highest quality, including on-site Siemens 64-slice CT, Siemens 1.5T MRI, two in-theatre mobile image intensifiers, two digital radiography rooms, ultrasonography, electrodiagnostic, video endoscopy and an extensive range of advanced surgical equipment.


Your role and responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Anaesthetist to join our Specialist team at Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service. The successful applicant will hold, or be eligible to sit, a European Diploma (or equivalent), and will share our aim of providing the best possible levels of safety and care to our patients, clients, and referring veterinary surgeons.
Our current Anaesthesia team consists of two Specialists, three experienced clinical anaesthetists, one anaesthesia resident and a nurse (VTS Anesthesia). Providing individually tailored anaesthetic and analgesia protocols for every patient, our Anaesthetists support their colleagues in the service teams.



  • Highly competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave and CPD allowance
  • Birthday leave
  • Structured in-house teaching, supervision and support
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Professional membership fees
  • Discounted vet fees for your own pets
  • Associate wellbeing programme including weekly free fruit, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, MHFA support, and monthly treats
  • An unbeatable learning environment
  • Outstanding state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities.

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 85,000 Petcare 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.


For further information please contact [email protected]

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