• Emergency and Critical Care Clinician

    Location: Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull Hours: Part time, Weekend Practice: Willows Referral Service Salary: Starting from £50,000 DOE Practice Details Willows Referral Service

Be part of one of the UK's leading Small Animal Veterinary Centres! 

Willows is home to extensive surgical and diagnostic facilities with a superbly equipped Intensive Care Unit. In-patient care is a priority, with 24-hour care provided by our team of Interns, Nurses, and other Clinical Support staff. The practice is iCatCare accredited at Gold Level. In joining Willows, you will have the opportunity to work alongside internationally renowned Specialists across our multi-disciplinary team, including Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, Oncology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Dermatology, Imaging, Anaesthesia, and Emergency and Critical Care. Willows is proud to be accredited by Investors in People at the extended silver level. We are dedicated to providing excellent working conditions, care, support and development for our 240+ associates.

Centrally located in the UK, Willows is within easy reach from Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport, London, and the national rail and motorway networks, and only a short drive away from historic Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and the beautiful Warwickshire and Oxfordshire countryside.


Your role and responsibilities

A great opportunity has arisen for an additional Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) clinician to join our expanding team working within our stunning, purpose-built, state-of-the-art Veterinary Hospital.

This role will provide a unique opportunity to:

  • Provide emergency care for a wide range of cases from our local primary care practices
  • Work alongside Specialists in multiple disciplines to support the provision of emergency referrals
  • Deliver exceptional inpatient care to emergency cases requiring prolonged hospitalisation and to critical cases, with support from our ECC Specialists.

This well-remunerated position has working hours consisting of 5–7 day blocks of dayshifts or backshifts (evenings) with some on-call. Weekend work would typically be 1:3 to 1:4; a rotating rota gives regular blocks of 14 days off to ensure an outstanding work-life balance.

The successful applicant should have at least two years of postgraduate experience in small animal practice and share our values of providing the best possible levels of care. There will be ample support and great case exposure for those interested in enrolling on a certificate, or plenty of scope to develop your skills further if you already have a postgraduate qualification. The position could also suit individuals with ambitions to undertake Specialist training in the future.



  • Competitive salary, ranging from £50,000 upwards depending on experience
  • Signing-on bonus
  • Structured in-house teaching, with supervision and support where necessary
  • Professional membership fees
  • Generous CPD allowance with opportunity for additional certificate funding
  • Wellbeing and Employee Assist programme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Outstanding equal parental leave scheme
  • Access to our wellbeing and relaxation suite
  • End of the month treats and free fresh fruit for all staff
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Unbeatable learning environment
  • Stunning state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities
  • Recruitment reward scheme.

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.


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.


If you are interested in applying for this position or would like to find out more, please contact Poppy Gant, Head of ECC [email protected] or Jon Wray, Clinical Director [email protected], or contact us by phone on 0121 712 7070. Further details and an application form are also available on our website www.willows.uk.net/careers

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