• ECVS Small Animal Surgical Residency

    Location: Bradbury, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham Hours: Practice: Wear Referrals Salary: £33,000 Practice Details Wear Referrals

Job Title: ECVS Small Animal Surgical Residency

Salary: from £33,000

Location: Wear Referrals, North East England

Job Type: Fixed Term, Full Time

Hours: 45 hours per week over any 5 days Monday to Sunday including OOH/Weekend cover as part of the rota

Closing date: 06.06.22

Where should the applications be sent to: [email protected])

About us

Wear Referrals (part of Linnaeus Veterinary Limited, owned by Mars) is a multi-disciplinary, specialist veterinary referral hospital in the North East of England, close to the historic university city of Durham, the thriving city of Newcastle, and set between the north east coast and the Pennines.  The hospital is also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and Scotland. 

Our specialist services include neurology, orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, anaesthesia, oncology, diagnostic imaging and cardiology, as well as a busy primary care out-of-hours emergency service and in-house physiotherapy and hydrotherapy.  Click https://vimeo.com/448554524 to see a video tour around our hospital.


Your role and responsibilities

We have an exciting vacancy for a 3 year ECVS Surgical Residency Programme (VSRP) commencing in July 2022 (ECVS programme requirements for College registration and qualification can be found on their website). Successful candidates will join a growing team of referral surgeons and work in collaboration with our dedicated Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue nursing teams.  The role will include supported out of hours responsibilities at weekends, weeknights and bank holidays. 

Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of 2 years of relevant surgical experience and who have completed a Rotating Internship and preferably also a Surgical Internship at a referral hospital.

We encourage an evidence-based multi-disciplinary approach, supporting a process of continuous learning and a collegiate atmosphere.  We have a large and varied caseload, clinical research is an essential component of the programme and a keen interest is both encouraged and supported. Linnaeus Veterinary Limited also facilitates a highly collaborative approach between their hospitals and colleagues to facilitate these elements.



  • 6 weeks holiday (plus a birthday day off)
  • Generous CPD allowance and CPD paid leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Employer Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Payment of Professional RCVS Registration Fees
  • Professional Indemnity Cover
  • Private Health Care
  • Staff Discount

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have a large team of 14 qualified Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) onsite at Wear Referrals and in-house HR Manager, in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone. For more information, click here.

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.

We would love to hear from you for an informal discussion about the residency programme please contact Jon Hall MA VetMB CertSAS DipECVS SFHEA FRCVS (Head of Soft Tissue), [email protected]

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