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    Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Birkenhead




    Birkenhead, Wirral


    61,000 - £70,000

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    Birkenhead, Wirral



    Job description

    Roles Overview

    We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Lead Veterinary Surgeon to head our team at the Birkenhead, Wirral clinic. As a pivotal role in our mission-driven Community Interest Company, you'll lead a team dedicated to providing affordable and high-quality care to sick pets. This role is perfect for those looking to make a significant impact in the veterinary field while fostering a culture of growth and learning among a team of skilled clinicians.

    Key Responsibilities

    Lead and manage a diverse team of veterinary professionals, ensuring high standards of care and fostering an environment of continuous professional development. Handle a varied caseload, including emergency and critical care, advanced ultrasound, orthopaedic surgery, endoscopy, and other advanced procedures. Participate in regular Lead Vet meetings and management training to align clinic practices with our community goals. Promote and embody our commitment to the pet owning community, ensuring compassionate and effective care that aligns with our ethos as a B-Corporation and Community Interest Company.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Qualified Veterinary Surgeon with extensive experience in emergency and critical care. Proven leadership skills with the ability to manage and inspire a team in a high-pressure environment. Strong technical proficiency in advanced veterinary procedures. Excellent communication skills, with the empathy and confidence to manage both client and patient needs effectively. A passionate commitment to our social mission, with a focus on affordable veterinary care and community well-being.


    Our Offer

    An attractive salary range of £61,000-£70,000. Comprehensive benefits package, including: 6 weeks of holiday per year. 52 weeks sickness benefit, private healthcare, and free employee assistance programme. Fully paid RCVS and VDS fees. Enhanced maternity and paternity packages. Contributory pension scheme. Funded CPD opportunities in the UK and internationally. A collaborative and supportive workplace culture that values each team member's input and fosters a sense of community and shared goals.

    Work-Life Balance

    Our clinic supports a healthy work-life balance with structured schedules and supportive team dynamics. Opportunities for personal and professional growth through regular training sessions and a supportive leadership structure. Engagement in meaningful work that directly impacts the health and welfare of pets in the community, providing a fulfilling and rewarding career.

    At Animal Trust, we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe in giving everyone a chance to contribute and excel, irrespective of whether candidates meet every single listed requirement. If you are passionate about leading a team that makes a real difference in the lives of animals and their owners, we encourage you to apply. Join us in transforming veterinary care in a supportive and progressive environment.

    About Animal Trust

    Our Mission and Values

    Animal Trust is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that prioritises accessible veterinary care over profit. As a B Corp-certified organisation, we focus on sustainable and community-oriented veterinary services. We reinvest most of our profits into our facilities, enhancing our services to provide advanced care while maintaining affordability. Our core belief is that every pet deserves prompt and expert treatment regardless of their owner's financial situation. This is why we offer free consultations for sick and injured animals, ensuring timely and necessary care. We are committed to a future where no pet suffers due to financial constraints.

    Who We Are

    Animal Trust is the largest B Corp-certified veterinary group globally, pioneering not-for-profit veterinary care. Our growth has allowed us to care for nearly 100,000 pets annually across our network of busy surgeries, emphasising that quality care should be accessible and honest. Our innovative approach ensures that all pets receive the care they need, tailored to their conditions and owners' financial capabilities. From free consultations to fixed-cost treatments, we provide a range of options to suit every need without compromising on care quality.

    Our Commitment

    At Animal Trust, we deeply value the wellness and satisfaction of our team members. We offer comprehensive support for mental, financial, and life counselling, ensuring each staff member has the resources to thrive both professionally and personally. We are proud to compensate our team members at or above the Real Living Wage rate unless they are attending external training courses. This commitment to fair compensation and sustainable practices reflects our dedication to our staff and our mission. In 2023, we were awarded B Corp certification, further cementing our commitment to high-quality, affordable, and ethically conscious care.

    How To Apply

    Application Process

    To apply, click the Apply Now button, fill out your details, and submit your CV through our online portal. Ensure your application reflects your qualifications, passion for veterinary care, and desire to grow with Animal Trust.


    For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Gemma Wall at [email protected]. Join us in making a difference at Animal Trust Birkenhead, where your career growth aligns with compassionate animal care. Apply today!

    Animal Trust is a trading name of Animal Trust Vets CIC, a community interest company registered in England and Wales. Company Registration No: 07938025

    Registered Office: Animal Trust Administration Centre, Cedab Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4FE