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Veterinary Surgeon - Vet4Life

Teddington (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary up to £45,000 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2022

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Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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Veterinary Surgeon - Vet4Life. South London. 

The Vet4Life team have worked together and known each other for a number of years and this sense of teamwork, coupled with our combined experience allows us to deliver the highest levels of care for our clients. 

Are pets, people and positivity your thing? If so, we would love to hear from you. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic vet to join our amazing team. Being a team player with a good sense of humour is essential!

We have 12 Vets, 9 Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN), 3 Student Veterinary Nurses (SVN), 4 Patient Care Assistants (PCA) and 8 Client Care Assistants (CCA) across our 3 clinics in South-west London and Surrey.

We are a nurse training practice and we also have a graduate training programme to support the next generation of vets and vet nurses. You will be well supported and have lots of opportunities to share knowledge and further develop your skills.

We have three clinics across South West London and Surrey with excellent levels of equipment.

There are lots of benefits to working with us and some of them include career development, staff discount and fully funded CPD training.

We are proud to be part of the Linnaeus family of practices who share our passion and commitment to the future of the veterinary world. 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 and Ireland in our group.

Our locations are:

  • Vet 4 Life Teddington (160 High St, Teddington TW11 8HZ)
  • Vet 4 Life Surbiton (40-44 Brighton Rd, Surbiton KT6 5PL)
  • Vet 4 Life Shepperton (7 Station Approach, Shepperton TW17 8AR)


Your role and responsibilities

Our clinics have excellent levels of equipment including digital x-ray processors, direct digital dental x-ray, endoscopes, laparoscopes, colour flow doppler ultrasound, k-laser, orthopaedic equipment and excellent in-house laboratory equipment. This will allow you every opportunity to work up and treat cases to your full potential. Working within a supportive team that includes four certificate holders (and an additional 3 vets due to finish their certificates this year) and visiting specialist surgeon and cardiologist allows the opportunity to share knowledge and further develop your skills.

Applicants must have experience in working within a Small Animal Veterinary Practice and be able to focus on maintaining high levels of both patient and client care. You will be self-motivated with a positive attitude and have a warm and compassionate approach to our patients, clients and the team. The role involves an element of people management and applicants should be able to work well within a team and demonstrate leadership skills.

Hours: 4 day week (Early shift: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm / Late shift: 10:00 am – 7:30 pm) Weekends: 1 in 3 Saturday shifts and 1 in 9 Sunday shifts.



  • No out of hours (OOH) or on-call
  • Varied caseload
  • Career development (certificates encouraged with funding available)
  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays and an additional day for your birthday
  • Funded CPD, Pension, RCVS fees, VDS, staff discount, eye care vouchers and cycle to work scheme
  • 4 day working week, 1:3 Saturdays and 1:9 Sundays
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Access to ‘Perkbox’
  • Discounted gym membership at PureGym
  • Outstanding maternity and paternity leave.


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.


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.

Find Us
0121 712 7050
Friars Gate
1011 Stratford Road
West Midlands
B90 4BN
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