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Oncology Specialist

London, United Kingdom
Attractive Salary plus Benefits
Closing date
26 Dec 2023

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Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

London Vet Specialists is starting a new chapter with a major expansion and relocation to a new state-of-the-art site in Hammersmith, West London. It’s a very exciting time to join us as we shape and create our boutique London multidisciplinary referral hospital which is due to open in Spring 2024. The hospital boasts an incredible location within a stone’s throw from the river Thames and nestled within the bustling and thriving Hammersmith & Fulham neighbourhood. The site is easily accessible by public transport from all areas of London and is also extremely well located for international travel links by air and train.

We are looking for an oncology specialist to lead, shape and grow our team.

We currently have specialists in multiple disciplines including soft-tissue surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, anaesthesia, cardiology, dermatology and diagnostic imaging and will be additionally incorporating neurology, oncology, orthopaedic surgery & emergency and critical care.

As part of the relocation, we are investing significantly in equipment and the new centre will have a brand new 1.5T Philips BlueSeal MRI scanner (this is a low-helium system so also fits our pledge to sustainability and the planet), Siemens 64-slice CT scanner, Samsung RS-85 ultrasound, C-arm fluoroscopy, digital radiography and Karl Storz new endoscopy and bronchoscopy systems to name just a few.

Your role and responsibilities:

London Vet Specialists (LVS) are currently recruiting for a board certified veterinarian in small animal oncology to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists.

You will be committed to developing the hospital and providing high standards of care to both our patients and referring veterinary surgeons. You must be able to work as a team as well as independently supporting our clients, patients and clinical teams in our busy practice. This is a rewarding and challenging role that will require teamwork and dedication.

Key roles include:

  • You will be a leader, providing high quality patient care and contributing to the future strategic growth of the service
  • Provide clinical services as a medical oncology consultant
  • Work collaboratively with all other services and foster good relationships
  • Undertake supervision of our discipline specific and rotating interns
  • Demonstrate professional standards that will advance patient care
  • Be an ambassador for the team

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 ECVIM (oncology) or ACVIM (oncology) residency programme
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Strong communication skills and professional approach
  • Provide evidence of your Right to Work in the UK

Required personal attributes:
  • Ability and passion to help develop and shape a growing service
  • Desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients
  • A team-player with a positive attitude willing to help shape our culture
  • A passion for mentoring and training colleagues

  • 5 weeks annual leave + 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
  • Remuneration for specialty college fees
  • CPD allowance
  • Extensive learning and development programmes
  • Progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Discounts with Pet Plan
  • 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

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

To apply, please submit a letter of intent and your CV.

Part of an amazing global family

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, which makes us part of the 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.

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 .

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


Linnaeus is a forward-thinking partnership of highly-respected primary care and referral veterinary practices across the UK and Ireland, comprising some of the best clinicians in the profession. Two important things bring us together; a commitment to excellence in everything we do and our passion to achieve our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

At Linnaeus we carefully select the practices we partner with to ensure the highest levels of patient care across our group. Together we provide a growing community of like-minded veterinary professionals who are passionate about what they do. We work with different types of practices, in every field of veterinary medicine, including small animal, farm and equine.

Company info
0121 712 7050
Friars Gate
1011 Stratford Road
B90 4BN
United Kingdom

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