Working With Us

Our highly skilled and committed specialists teams work together to provide the very highest quality of care for all our patients. At Linnaeus, we are incredibly proud of our people, who are committed to supporting their ongoing development across the group.

We are always interested in talking to like-minded people who have a passion for what they do and who share our commitment to excellence.


20 November 2017

London Vet Show iPhone 8 Winner

Congratulations to Mariana Borges for winning an iPhone 8. 

Thank you to everyone that participated. We hope to see you next year. 

Please visit this website for future competitions to enter.  


15 November 2017

Have a glass on us!

Join our panel of experts at 03:15 pm at our stand on Thursday and Friday and enjoy a glass of prosecco. 

Do you have an interesting case that you would like to discuss? Perhaps a question that could benefit from a second opinion. Our experts are happy to have a chat to provide you with their expert insight. 

9 October 2017

Linnaeus Graduate Scheme

We are delighted to be able to share our new and upcoming Linnaeus Graduate Development Programme for September 2018.

Our immersive programme has been carefully crafted to develop you in all areas of your career, both clinical and non-clinical. We have gone to great lengths to integrate and align it with the RCVS PDP Competencies to ensure you receive the best experience available in our industry. 

At Linnaeus, we are committed to providing excellence in all aspects of veterinary care. We are proud to have created our two-year structured graduate development programme to help and support you fulfil your potential as an exceptional vet and we are always on the look-out for future talent to join us.

We are passionate and committed to supporting you to develop yourself and your career. You will have the opportunity to share your ideas and help shape our continued commitment to developing new treatments and technological advancements in the industry. 

In addition to our 16-days of learning, you will have a number of days reserved for you to book your own CPD in line with your interests. You will have an in-practice mentor to ensure you are getting the support you need and they will help you develop to your potential.

The programme will see you working with a plethora of highly-respected internal specialists from across the Linnaeus Group referral centres as well as external specialists to develop, hone and embed your clinical and behavioural skills.

The overarching aim of the programme is about helping you take the transformational journey ‘From Classroom to Consulting Room’ as smooth as possible.

5 October 2017

Paragon Veterinary Referrals launching soon

Paragon Veterinary Referrals is a brand new multi-disciplinary centre of veterinary excellence due to open its doors later this year. Building on the strengths and dedication of the existing referral team at Calder Vets, Paragon will provide advanced and specialised clinical care to small animals in Yorkshire and beyond. The £5 million referral facility under construction will be one of the largest and best-equipped centre of its kind in the UK.

Paragon will include:

  • Eight consulting rooms
  • Five operating theatres
  • Intensive care facilities

This will be complemented by an all-digital imaging department, supporting a range of disciplines including cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery.

Take a virtual tour of selected rooms within our new multi-disciplinary, state-of-the-art veterinary referral centre - including Waiting Room, Consulting Rooms, Nurse Stations, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Operating Theatres and Staff Rest Area.

Our team is highly skilled and passionate about working together to deliver outstanding treatments and care to all our patients. We are extremely proud of our amazing team of staff and committed to supporting their ongoing development. We currently have vacancies for Veterinary Specialists, Nurses as well as support and leadership team members. For more information, please visit our dedicated career portal.

The creation and opening of the Paragon Veterinary Referrals is only one part of an overall £9million investment programme by the Linnaeus Group for 2017.

2 October 2017

Meet with Dr Janet Kovak McClaran

Dr McClaran is the Head of Surgery at London Veterinary Specialists. She is an ACVS Specialist Surgeon, specialising in soft-tissue surgery. Most recently, she was head of the Department of Surgery at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York, one of the largest and busiest veterinary hospitals in the world.

Dr McClaran received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA in 1998. She then completed her internship and residency at the Animal Medical Center, staying on as a surgeon and residency director. She is an ACVS Specialist Surgeon, specialising in soft-tissue surgery.

Her time at the AMC provided Dr McClaran with in-depth experience across the entire range of soft tissue surgical procedures. In addition she has particular clinical and research interest in minimally-invasive and oncological (cancer) surgery.

As well as being an active member of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society and the Veterinary Soft Tissue Society, Dr McClaran serves on the ACVS Foundation Board, is an Advisor of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and member of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology. She speaks nationally and internationally on minimally-invasive surgery at conferences and academic meetings. The ACVS Board of Regents has appointed Dr Janet Kovak McClaran to serve as Associate Editor for the Veterinary Surgery Journal

To schedule a slot to speak to her, we encourage you to provide your details in the contact form below.

Specialist Referral Centres

Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service

Tel: 0121 712 7070

North Downs Specialist Referrals

Tel: 01883 741440

Southfields Veterinary Specialists

Tel: 01268 564664

London Vet Specialists

Tel: 020 7433 0155

Paragon Veterinary Referrals

Tel: 01924 504600