• SURGEON (Ortho, or Soft Tissue/Ortho combined)

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

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.


Your role and responsibilities

Southfields Veterinary Specialists (SFVS) are currently recruiting for a Surgeon who is board-certified, or residency-trained (ECVS or ACVS) to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists.

As SFVS moves to brand new 40,000 sqft state-of-the-art facilities in 2021 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 join a surgical team already comprising three senior clinicians, one resident and one surgical intern. Our purpose-built, referral-only hospital is complemented 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 a specialist consultant, either exclusively orthopaedic referrals, or a combination of orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery cases
  • Work with the surgery team for the development of the SFVS orthopaedic service
  • Support and develop the Surgery team, in particular by supervising and teaching residents, interns, technicians and nurses
  • Work collaboratively with all other services and foster good relationships
  • Develop new ways of working and SOPs 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 2022. Training and a supportive working environment are where we excel. Working within the Linnaeus group offers huge potential to work with an exceptional team and also work within a large network of supportive specialists across the world.

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
  • Passion and commitment to excellence in orthopaedic surgery.



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programmes
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Recruitment referral 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.

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


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