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Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Bolton, Manchester


£48,000 - £74,400

Permanent Contract

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Thank you for your interest in the Senior Veterinary Surgeon job at Animal Trust, we are a veterinary Community Interest Company founded on the vision to provide all pets with access to good veterinary care. We believe having a pet is something that all people should be able to enjoy, but people earning the Real Living Wage struggle to afford veterinary care when their pet gets sick. For some owners, the only option is euthanasia, and we want to provide them with an alternative that they can cope with.  Our free consults and straightforward pricing enable our vets and nurses to break down the barriers that stand in the way of pets receiving the treatment they need. We’re one community and we are here for our patients, clients and each other.

Be Part of the Bolton Bunch

Due to the demand on our affordable, advanced surgical services we are looking to grow our surgical team with the addition of a senior surgeon. We offer complex soft tissue and orthopaedic services including TECA, BOAS, TPLO, CCWO, fractures and spinal surgery supported by excellent imaging and theatre facilities including digital radiography, ultrasound and CT.

We provide our services to a large number of patients every year, accepting internal and external referrals for our complex surgical service. Our current surgical team is made up of a surgical certificate holder, two other surgeons part way through their surgery certificate and a team of designated surgical RVNs.

You will work with your colleagues to support the running of our surgical service providing excellent standards of clinical care with a focus on evidence based continuous improvement. The role will offer a 50% bias towards surgical shifts as part of a four-day working week. We have a network of highly skilled and experience surgeons across the organisation to support your ongoing training and development.

A member of our team says:

In veterinary medicine, managing many cases is one of the best ways to progress and develop skills. This can be challenging in regular first-opinion practices. However, Animal Trust’s high-volume, high-quality care model allows you to do your best for more animals and clients who couldn’t afford their pet’s care otherwise. Animal Trust is a place where you can make an impact and progress.

What we look for in you

  • Passionate about our mission – you want to save pets who other could not access good veterinary care
  • Strong communication skills – with your colleagues and customers
  • Enjoys being part of a highly driven team
  • Familiarity with nurse-led procedures is highly advantageous

Job particulars – Senior Veterinary Surgeon

  • Veterinary Surgeons – up to £74K
  • Location: Bolton


  • Private health care, 52 weeks sickness benefit and free employee assistance program – awarded after 12 months of service
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • CPD funded to diploma level
  • 6 weeks holiday, including bank holidays
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid

About Animal Trust

We are a leading provider of not-for-profit veterinary care. Founded by a team of dedicated, passionate vets, we work together to shape the future of veterinary medicine. We offer a refreshing experience for clients and staff in the fast-changing veterinary industry.

Animal Trust is open to everyone, with no eligibility criteria for clients. This means we see a wide range of animals and cases. Our simple pricing structure builds owner confidence, and we always maintain an honest, upfront approach.

We take pride in investing in our surgeries, benefiting not only our clients but also our staff. Our simple pricing structure helps give owners confidence.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and under-represented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they tick every box. At Animal Trust, we are building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description – we encourage you to apply anyway. There’s every chance you’re exactly what we’re looking for. As an employer, we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff.

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