Your role and responsibilities
As a Veterinary Theatre Technician and vital part of the surgical department, you should be passionate, dedicated and strive to maintain the highest clinical and professional standards. You will be working in a fast-paced team that requires a great eye for detail. Although experience working with animals is beneficial, it is not essential as formal training will be provided.
• Cleaning and sterilising of surgical kits for procedures
• Cleaning and preparing surgical theatres between procedures.
• Assisting in theatre when required
• Restocking equipment
• Maintaining clinical standards
• Liaising with surgical nursing team
• Assisting other departments when required.
To be considered for this role, candidates must have:
• Experience of working within a clinical and/or high-pressured environment, and/or
• Experience of working with animals within a professional or personal capacity
• Ability to work under pressure and stay calm
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner
• Good time management skills
• Working within a busy team and can work on own initiative
• Methodical approach to working
• Passion for the welfare of animals
• Willingness to be part of and support the wider team
• Great satisfaction in achieving high standards of cleanliness.
IMORTANT: This role is a physically demanding role and will require regular heavy lifting and bending.
All candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, and over the age of 18.
• 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave
RCVS and VDS fees paid.
External CPD and externships funded.
Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
Career progression opportunities
Staff discount schemes
Enhanced sickness pay
Enhanced equal family leave
E-car salary sacrifice scheme
Employer contribution pension scheme
Wellness program including:
Employee assistance program
Eyecare voucher scheme
Free annual Flu jab
Cycle to work scheme
Recruitment referral reward scheme.
Since 2006, we’ve been one of the country’s leading veterinary specialist referral hospitals with vets and their teams caring for small animals every day.
Our dedicated vets, veterinary nurses, patient care assistants and departmental technicians, supported by the administrative teams, are committed to providing the highest quality surgical and medical care for pets. Many of our clinicians are nationally or internationally recognised specialists in their field and bring unique experiences to care for pets.
We accept referrals for Orthopaedic Surgery, Soft Tissue Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Cardiology, Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Oncology, Physiotherapy as well as Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) and a Pain Clinic.
We have comprehensive and established clinical and non-clinical programmes for training, development and CPD.
You can find us in Hampshire, just south of Winchester, close to the M3 and national and international transport links. We are in a serene countryside setting with state-of-the-art facilities and are available to look after pets 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our vision is to be the south of England’s multidisciplinary veterinary referral hospital of choice, where referring vets, clients and their pets receive the best possible care.
Our mission is to create an inspiring, inclusive, professional environment where the team are empowered to work together to consistently deliver exceptional care and service.
Part of an amazing global family 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. 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. 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 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.