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Veterinary Surgeon Bolton

Bolton, Manchester



Permanent Contract

The Animal Trust – Because Every Pet Deserves a Vet

Thank you for your interest in the Veterinary Surgeon Job with the Animal Trust in Bolton. We are on a mission to provide affordable veterinary care for people’s pets, especially those who are finding it hard to manage financially. Even before the current cost of living crisis, we know that there are many pet owners who are in distress because they can see their beloved friend needs help and they simply can’t afford the fees.

Owen Monie, our founding Vet, established the Animal Trust, because he passionately believes that no animal should suffer due to their owner’s financial hardship, which is why there are no consultation fees charged at any of our vet practices. There are no eligibility criteria, because we want to encourage people to bring their pets to us. Owners will only pay for any treatment at realistic prices, which are completely transparent and published on our website.

The Animal Trust is the only Community Interest Veterinary Group in the U.K who prioritise their staff, patients and owners’ welfare, rather than profit. Any profits are fed directly back into the Trust to provide career development and maintain the highest standard of care at the lowest possible price for our pet owners. We invest in our surgeries across our network and have access to expertise including in-house CT scanner, advanced orthopaedics and hip replacement specialists.

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.


  • We are looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon what can contribute to the running of our complex surgical service.
  • A keen interest in soft tissue and/ or orthopaedic surgery is essential.
  • A post-graduate certificate in small animal surgery, although ideal this is not essential,
  • Confident performing complex surgical procedures.
  • You feel as strongly as we do about our social mission.


  • A salary of £48,000-£74,000
  • A working pattern of 4 days per week, plus one weekend a month (with other, flexible shift patterns available)
  • 6 weeks of holiday per year
  • 52 weeks sickness benefit, private healthcare and a free employee assistance program (awarded after the qualifying period)
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid.
  • Staff discount
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Refer-a-friend bonus.
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to counselling support, including mental health, financial and life counselling (after 12 months of service)
  • UK and International CPD funded to diploma level.
  • A collaborative culture
  • Your opinions will be valued, and your voice will be heard.
  • A varied, interesting and challenging career

“A job to restore your pride in being a Vet”  
Animal Trust Veterinary Surgeon for more than 3 years

“A refreshing approach to Veterinary care that allows you to utilise and develop your skills. A genuine focus on providing good quality to your patients. Clear routes for career progression.”

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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