• Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: Rosary House, 27 Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter, Devon Hours: Full time, Part time Practice: City Vets Heavitree Salary: £60,000 per annum, Up to and dependent on experience Practice Details City Vets Heavitree

If you are a current Linnaeus Associate, you will need to apply internally. In order to do this, please contact our Talent Acquisition team (details can be found via The Link) and someone will be in touch to discuss and progress your application.

CityVets are looking to recruit to replace a fantastic member of staff who is emigrating. We are a first opinion small animal practice with 3 branches and a hospital, fully equipped including on site CT scanner. We are looking for a candidate who will be mainly located at the hospital site working alongside colleagues and certificate holders providing quality contextualised care for our patients and their owners. We offer a 4 day week as standard, happy to consider part time applicants.

You will be involved with the routine small animal work as needed, with support from multiple certificate holders. We have outstanding facilities at our hospital premises with further study supported and encouraged, including certificates.

We are looking for someone who is confident, friendly, and proactive, but also compassionate and caring for both the patient and the client. This role will be based at our main site in Heavitree and St Thomas branch, you will be required to contribute to the weekend rota equally shared amongst the team. Our on-call is outsourced but we remain on a rota for inpatient care if needed.

Benefits

  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave 
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid 
  • External CPD funded 
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program 
  • Career progression opportunities 
  • Staff discount schemes 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Enhanced sickness pay 
  • Enhanced equal family leave 
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme 
  • Employer contribution pension scheme  
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme 
  • Wellness program including:  
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Eyecare voucher scheme 
  • Free annual Flu jab 
  • Cycle to work scheme 

About Us

City Vets is a modern, fully equipped, RCVS-accredited 4-branch practice setting the standards for first opinion work in the area.  Our priorities lie in client and patient care whilst ensuring that our staff are happy and well cared for with a healthy work-life balance.  

Our Heavitree site hosts an exotic ward along with new surgical and imaging facilities including the installation of a CT scanner.  This ensures that CityVets is equipped to accept a wide variety of cases for both companion animals and exotics and small mammals.

Our Alphington and St Thomas surgeries are proud to be accredited at Silver Level as Cat-Friendly Clinics by the International Society of Feline Medicine. Additionally, St Thomas have the Silver Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund Standard (RWAF) and Heavitree is a Gold Standard RWAF practice.

We also work closely with the Guide Dog Association helping to care for training and qualified dogs, Blue Cross, and Cats Protection neutering programs.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting all our associates' physical and mental health. 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.

To apply, please complete the quick application form below. Alternatively, for more information, please contact Rebecca at rebecca.coleman@linnaeusgroup.co.uk

Part of an amazing global family

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. 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.

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.

Linnaeus is an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, we are committed to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse for all our associates.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click the Apply Button or for more information, please feel free to reach out directly to our Talent Acquisition team at [email protected]

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