Current Vacancies

Head of Referral Nursing Services 

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals is multi-disciplinary referral hospital based in Swindon, Wiltshire and is part of the Mars/Linnaeus family.  Due to growth of our referral services we are recruiting a full time Head of Referral Nursing, to lead our highly skilled team of Referral Nurses, who provide high quality clinical care to their patients and an outstanding client experience. You will form part of the Senior Leadership team and have a central role in shaping an efficient and effective hospital environment through the promotion of excellent clinical standards and compassionate leadership of you team.

Our referral hospital provides the following services:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency and critical care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Imaging
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Surgery (soft tissue and orthopaedics)

The successful candidate will have had previous experience of leading a team of nurses and worked in a referral environment, be able to demonstrate excellent leadership, organisational and communication skills and an ambition to help develop each member of the referral nursing team to their full potential.

We have excellent benefits, including 5 weeks holiday and your birthday off, competitive salary and a generous CPD budget.

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If you are interested in being part of our team, please email your cover letter and CV to our Hospital Director, Niki Burton - Applications may close early if the right candidates are found.

Closing date: 9th October 2020

Referral Registered Veterinary Nurse 

Do you want to be a vital part of the veterinary profession?

We are an innovative, tier 3 hospital in the south west, looking for highly motivated RVNs who will work to the highest standards of patient care and are keen to progress in referral nursing.

Due to expansion, we are looking for full time referral nurses to join our team, which includes the following disciplines:

  • Surgery (soft tissue and orthopaedics)
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Internal medicine
  • Imaging
  • Emergency and critical care

Our highly skilled ECC department supports each service and we have a dedicated night team.

We have excellent benefits, including 5 weeks holiday and your birthday off, competitive salary, a generous CPD budget and you will be encouraged and supported to do an advanced nursing certificate of your choice.

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If you are interested in being part of our team, please email your cover letter and CV to our assistant nursing manager, Sarah McCombie at Applications may close early if the right candidates are found.

All interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams but a guided tour for shortlisted candidates can be arranged.

Small Animal Surgeon

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals, Swindon, United Kingdom

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals are recruiting a board-certified surgeon to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists. We would also welcome applications from residency-trained (ECVS or ACVS) or board-eligible surgeons.

We are looking for a surgeon who is committed to excellence both in patient care and in communication with clients, colleagues and referring vets. We are looking for a specialist in soft tissue surgery, but we could also accommodate candidates wishing to do a combination of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. You will join a surgical team of four surgeons including three specialists and a dedicated and highly trained team of surgical nurses. You will be working within our multi-disciplinary specialist-led team which includes anaesthetists, radiologists and an ECC team working out of our purpose-built ICU.

Eastcott Referrals is situated in Swindon, between Bristol and London and close to the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs area of outstanding natural beauty. We have just completed a major extension and refurbishment which means the successful candidate will be able to take advantage of the new cutting-edge facilities including a dedicated IR theatre. It’s a great time to join our dynamic and motivated team that has benefited from the support of the Linnaeus Group and Mars Petcare. This investment in our state-of-the-art facilities has allowed us to provide the best care to our patients, and the opportunity to perform the most up-to-date and innovative techniques. We encourage our staff to undertake further professional and personal development and provide a friendly and supportive environment in which our clinicians can flourish and enjoy their work.

What’s on offer?

  • Full-time - based on a 4-day week
  • Competitive salary
  • Benefits package including 25 days’ holiday, 7-days CPD with generous CPD allowance, registration fees and pension scheme
  • A good work-life balance

To find out more

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this position further or who wish to apply should contact Duncan Barnes at

Applications by: 03-10-2020

Veterinary Internship Opportunities

Eastcott Vets and Eastcott Referrals run an rotating internship programme at our purpose built small animal Rotating internship opportunities

Annually we recruit approximately 6 well-motivated interns to work in our team to support our referral and first opinion teams. New graduates and experienced candidates will all be considered.

You will be part of a team of up to 6 interns starting in early June.

We offer:

  • 1 month induction
  • Structured development program on a 6 week rotating timetable
  • Direct supervision from RCVS recognised specialists in both surgery and internal medicine with additional time spent in ophthalmology and dental and oral surgery
  • Additional teaching sessions, seminars, journal clubs and opportunities to complete a clinical research project within allocated “off-clinics” time


Veterinary Certificate and Diploma Holders

We are always looking for new members to join our multidisciplinary team. If you are interested in joining us, or coming to meet the team and learn more about what we do, we would love to hear from you.

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