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Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Blythwood Vets

Bushey, Hertfordshire
Starting from £60,000 depending on experience and rota.
Closing date
22 Jul 2022

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We are a group of small animal primary care practices based in leafy northwest London, who have been established within the local area for over 40 years. When clients bring their animals into our practices, we aim to make sure our services are up to the highest standard to make it as pleasant as possible for their pets. We pride ourselves on our experience, expertise, and the continuous care that we provide for all our patients.


Your role and responsibilities

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced and ambitious vet at Blythwood Veterinary Group. You will lead the practices and the established team, seeing a wide variety of first opinion work offering a great clinical caseload. The ideal candidate would be a strong all-rounder whose strengths lie in client relationships, high clinical standards, leadership and the desire to continue to expand an already successful practice.          

You will have the opportunity to work alongside our highly experienced nurse team!

You will be working in multi vet sites with two of your colleagues holding Certificates in Medicine with another working towards Cardiology.

The practices are 100% small animal with 8 Vets, 5 Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN) and 15 client care/support staff. We are a high-end first opinion group with a large proportion of insured clients. Our practices have digital x-rays, dental x-rays, ultrasound machines with colour flow doppler.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle would most likely be required as you will have the opportunity to work between a branch surgery and one of the main surgeries. Onsite parking is available.



  • £3,000 joining bonus
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays and birthday off (pro-rata for part-time)
  • No out of hours (OOH)
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
  • Employee assistance program
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme.


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 or complete the application form below. 


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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