• Ophthalmologist

    Location: Bramston Way, Southfields, Laindon, Essex Hours: Referrals Practice: Southfields Veterinary Specialists Salary: Practice Details Southfields Veterinary Specialists

Location: Southfields Veterinary Specialists, Basildon, Essex, near London

Hours: example 40 hrs 4 day week
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About us
Southfields is the new name in referral services. It’s a very exciting time to join a forward-thinking and highly motivated team that has the support of the Linnaeus Group, providing significant investment in providing new innovative services, a contemporary state-of-the art working environment and commitment to personal and career development. With an excellent support team in place, you’ll be able to concentrate on what you do best in a friendly and supportive practice as  prepares to move to brand new 42,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facilities
Your role and responsibilities
Southfields Veterinary Specialists (SFVS) are currently recruiting for an ophthalmologist who is board certified or residency-trained, to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists.
As SFVS moves to brand new 40,000 sqft state-of-the-art facilities in August 2022, you will be part of a team that has been provided with some of the most advanced equipment and facilities.
You will be committed to developing the practice and providing high standards of care to both our patients and referring veterinary surgeons. You will be an integral member of our small but passionate ophthalmology team comprising one other clinician, a discipline-specific nurse, and a dedicated patient care assistant. Our purpose-built, referral-only hospital is complimented by an excellent multi-disciplinary specialist-led team and provides the opportunity to work with some of the most exceptional and dedicated veterinary professionals in a supportive environment.
This exciting role will require the candidate to:
• Provide clinical services as an ophthalmology consultant
• Work with the team to further grow and develop the SFVS ophthalmology service
• Work collaboratively with all other services and foster good relationships
• Develop new ways of working and SOP’s within our new centre
• Demonstrate professional standards that will advance patient care
• Be an ambassador for the team
Opportunities for career development
This is an exciting time to join Southfields as we move to our new state-of-the-art referral centre in August 2022. There is a good steady caseload and a lot of scope to further develop the ophthalmology service and pursue your particular areas of interest. Working within the wider Linnaeus group offers huge potential to collaborate with an exceptional team and also be part of a large network of supportive specialists across the world. 
What kind of person you need to be
You need to be a highly motivated starter with the:
• Desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients
• Ability to help develop and shape a growing service
• Ability to work as part of a team and individually
Specific experiences / qualifications / status / citizenship requirements
You must fulfil the following requirements:
• Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (or eligible to become a member)
• Successful completion of a recognised veterinary ophthalmology residency programme
• Strong communication skills and professional approach
• Maintain a professional and caring approach in all aspects of your work
• Provide evidence of your Right to Work in the UK
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. For more information, click here. 
25 days holiday + bank holidays on a pro-rata basis *
Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
Enhanced equal family leave 
Enhanced sickness policy 
RCVS & VDS fees paid
CPD allowance 
Extensive learning and development programmes
Progression opportunities
Staff discount schemes
Discounts with PetPlan 
Recruitment reward scheme
Wellness package, including; 
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
• Gym membership discount
• Cycle2Work scheme
• Eye care vouchers
• Flu vaccine voucher 
*Pro-rata for part-time associates
Excellent location – only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and extremely well located for international travel links by air and train
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.
For further details or for a confidential and informal chat regarding this role please contact:

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