Senior Clinician
in Internal Medicine


Job Description

It’s a very exciting time to join a forward-thinking and highly motivated team. The Internal Medicine service comprises of five Internal Medicine specialists, two existing residents, an Internal Medicine intern and a team a dedicated Internal Medicine nurses.

Southfields is a large multi-disciplinary veterinary hospital in Essex, UK, having diploma holders in multiple disciplines including surgery, ophthalmology, anaesthesia, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, exotics, neurology, oncology and radiation oncology and residents in many of these disciplines studying within the hospital.

Your role and responsibilities
Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting for board certified or residency-trained veterinarian in small animal internal medicine 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 part of 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:

  • Provide clinical services as an internal medicine consultant
  • Work with the team to further grow and develop the Internal Medicine service at Southfields
  • Work collaboratively with all other services and foster good relationships
  • Undertake supervision of our Internal Medicine residents and interns
  • Demonstrate professional standards that will advance patient care
  • Be an ambassador for the team


Opportunities for career development

Southfields is the new name in referral services.  It’s a very exciting time to join a diverse, forward-thinking and highly motivated team that has the support of the Linnaeus Group, providing significant investment in new innovative services, a contemporary purpose-built state-of-the art working environment, and commitment to personal and career development.


What kind of person you need to be

  • Desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients
  • Ability to help develop and shape a growing service
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • A passion for mentoring and training colleagues


Specific experiences / qualifications / status / citizenship requirements

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 ACVIM or ECVIM residency in small animal internal medicine programme or ANZCVS fellowship training programme
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Strong communication skills and professional approach
  • Provide evidence of your Right to Work in the UK

Why Southfields?

Southfields has the support of the Linnaeus Group, providing significant investment in providing new innovative services, a contemporary state-of-the art working environment and commitment to personal and career development. With an excellent support team in place, you’ll be able to concentrate on providing clinical excellence in a friendly and supportive practice in our brand new 42,000 sq ft hospital with state-of-the-art facilities. Southfields is in an excellent location – only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and extremely well located for international travel links by air and train.


What's on Offer?

  • Full time, permanent role based on a 4-day week
  • 5 weeks’ holiday + bank holidays *
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Enhanced sickness policy
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid\
  • CPD allowance
  • Extensive learning and development programmes
  • Progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Discounts with PetPlan
  • 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.

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.

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