• Theatre Technician

    Location: Edison Business Park, Hindle Way, Off Dorcan Way, Swindon, Wiltshire Hours: Referrals, Full time Practice: Eastcott Veterinary Referrals Salary: Closing Date: 7th July Practice Details Eastcott Veterinary Referrals

We are a tier 3, ISFM gold status, a multidisciplinary veterinary hospital that prides itself on providing high standards of care to both Referral and Primary Care patients.

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals is situated in Swindon. In 2020 we completed a major extension and refurbishment.  It’s a great time to join our dynamic and motivated team that has benefited from the support of the Linnaeus Group and Mars Petcare.

This investment in our state-of-the-art facilities has allowed us to provide the best care to our patients, and the opportunity to perform the most up-to-date and innovative procedures. We encourage our staff to undertake further professional and personal development and provide a friendly and supportive environment in which our teams can flourish and enjoy their work.

Your role and responsibilities

We are currently recruiting for a Theatre Technician to support our team of highly skilled Veterinary Surgeons and Theatre Nurses.

This is an exciting time to join Eastcott as our surgery team continues to grow. As a highly motivated individual, you will work under the direction and supervision of our team of skilled surgery nurses and clinicians to facilitate the delivery of gold standard patient care.

  • You will assist the team with the handling and preparation of patients for surgical and medical procedures, including assisting the nurses and vets in theatre
  • You will understand the importance of sterility in order to prepare, store and use equipment and surgical instruments safely and guarantee asepsis
  • You will assist with stock management, including ordering of equipment, stock rotation and record keeping. You will contribute to the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and support the training of associates visiting the department
  • With the support of the surgery nurses, you will prioritise daily tasks to enable effective department workflow, ensuring all health and safety objectives are met and any concerns reported immediately
  • You will maintain and contribute to a positive working environment and supportive culture, encouraging and supporting an open, transparent, and safe working environment
  • You will be exposed to cases from a wide range of disciplines including orthopaedics, soft tissue and neurology.

Previous veterinary experience is not essential, as full training will be provided. This position requires the post holder to participate in a shift rota, including bank holidays.



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + your birthday off
  • 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’d love to hear from you so please contact [email protected] for more information or an informal chat.

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