• Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: 65 - 67 Chetwynd Road, Dartmouth Park, Highgate, London Hours: Primary Care, Full time Practice: Village Vet (Highgate) Salary: Competitive Practice Details Village Vet (Highgate)

Our Vision:

To be recognised as an exceptional and trusted provider of primary veterinary care to our patients and clients within the communities that we serve. Every patient, every client, every visit.

Village Vet is a progressive, forward thinking, premium veterinary group with small and medium sized first opinion practices, four large 24-hour hospitals and a referral centre. Village Vet is based in London, Hertfordshire and Cambridge. We believe in supporting and investing in our staff, investing in our facilities and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion or specialist care. Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and we offer career progression within our group. We have a strong recognisable brand and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 330 staff members across our 32 sites and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.

Your role and responsibilities

Village Vet Highgate is looking for an experienced vet to join this established team in beautiful West London. The practice has a dedicated client base and excellent clinical standards upheld by the Lead Vet and exceptional nursing team. We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Strong medical and surgical skills for primary care level practice to include scanning and dentistry
  • Team player who likes working in a dynamic and driven practice
  • Excellent communicator with clients and colleagues
  • The ability to mentor others
  • Someone who values case discussions, who likes to keep up with new ideas in veterinary medicine and push themselves towards development – possibly towards a certificate or further study

The practice is well equipped with digital radiography, dental radiography, ultrasound, dedicated operating theatre, and a full hydrotherapy service. We are expanding the practice to three consult rooms to align with the growing team and great success of this friendly, exciting site. We are supported locally by Village Vet Hampstead for provision of 24hr care and by London Vet Specialists for those complex cases that need referral or CT imaging.

For this role we can offer:

  • A four-day week
  • Certifications encouraged and funding available
  • One weekend in three (Sat mornings only)
  • Great team ethos
  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • Unparalleled CPD provision
  • Future certificate support


  • Great rota
  • 25 days per annum plus bank holidays plus birthday day
  • £1000 CPD allowance with five days off to attend (Higher budget/courses negotiable)
  • RCVS fees paid
  • VDS membership
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Generous sick pay allowance
  • BUPA Employee assistance programme for 24/7 wellbeing support
  • Dedicated line management with development pathway
  • Linnaeus free CPD including monthly film readings/journal clubs
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eyecare vouchers

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 would like to apply for this position or would simply like to discuss in a little more detail – please contact [email protected] or complete the application form below. 

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