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Careers

People are at the very centre of everything we do at Wear Referrals and our biggest asset. We are passionately committed to caring for our people, so that they can care for our patients.

We are dedicated to delivering excellent patient and client care and strive for continuous improvement in all areas of our business. We are looking for candidates who share that desire to develop and grow, in a workplace strongly committed to their health and wellbeing.

We actively support all of our team to be the very best at what they do with a generous CPD allowance and paid CPD leave to support their ongoing personal and professional development, whatever their role in the hospital.

We offer a competitive package for every role including:

  • Generous holiday allowance and employer pension contribution
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced Parental Leave (up to 26 weeks paid at 90%)
  • In-house HR support, free Health Care and Employee Assistance Program
  • Cycle to Work and Gym Membership schemes
  • Discounted veterinary treatment and purchases
  • Fully funded professional fees
  • Reward & Recognition schemes and Wellbeing Programmes (gained 2 national Wellbeing Awards in 2021)

For more information on internships, please click here.

We always welcome enquiries from committed, dedicated veterinary professionals. For a confidential discussion about career opportunities at Wear Referrals please contact our HR Manager, Leisa Stokel on 01388 777770 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current Vacancies:


Our award winning hospital houses Neurology, Orthopaedic, Soft Tissue, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Out of Hours and Rehabilitation teams. Practice facilities include a dedicated ICU ward for critical patients staffed 24 hours a day, in-house MRI & CT, 4 operating theatres, endoscopy and ultra-sound facilities and dedicated patient wards.  As a Patient Care Assistant you will primarily be working alongside our experienced referral Veterinary Nurses, assisting them with cleaning, patient care, preparation of kit, exercising and feeding our patients. 

We are pleased to offer one-year rotating Internships at our multi-disciplinary referral hospital. A Rotating Internship at Wear Referrals provides an opportunity for career development and can act as a stepping stone towards small animal residencies and other postgraduate programs.

With ongoing growth and success based on an outstanding reputation and a commitment to clinical excellence, Wear Referrals, part of Linnaeus Veterinary, are looking to recruit a board-certified or board-eligible small animal internal medic to work with a growing team of medics and other specialists.

Wear Referrals is a multi-disciplinary, specialist veterinary referral hospital in the North East of England, close to the historic university city of Durham, the thriving city of Newcastle and set between the north east coast and the Pennines 

We have services in neurology , orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, anaesthesia, oncology, diagnostic imaging and  cardiology, as well as an out-of- hours emergency service and in-house physiotherapy and hydrotherapy teams.

With success based on an outstanding reputation and a commitment to excellence, Wear Referrals are looking to recruit an experienced Receptionist / Client Care Team Member to join our growing Client Care team in the New Year. 

With ongoing growth and success based on an outstanding reputation and a commitment to excellence, Wear Referrals, part of Linnaeus Veterinary Limited, are looking to recruit additional RVNs to join is in 2022.

Our ever growing nursing team includes over 65 qualified RVNs, our Head of Nursing Services, 2 Clinical Nurse Managers, 10 Team Leaders and almost 20 patient care assistants and veterinary nursing students, and our team is expending again to help to support our new referral vets joining us over the next 3 months.  

Wear Referrals is a multi-disciplinary, specialist veterinary referral hospital in the North East of England, close to the historic university city of Durham, the thriving city of Newcastle and set between the north east coast and the Pennines. We have services in neurology, orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, anaesthesia, oncology, diagnostic imaging and cardiology, as well as a busy out-of- hours emergency service and in-house physiotherapy and hydrotherapy teams.

 Wear Referrals are a multidisciplinary hospital including specialists in neurology, orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and anaesthesia, as well as a cardiology service, out-of- hours emergency service and in-house physiotherapy and hydrotherapy teams.