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    Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Rhyl




    Rhyl, Denbighshire



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    Rhyl, Denbighshire



    Job description

    Roles Overview

    We are seeking an experienced and passionate Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join our team at Animal Trust in Rhyl, Denbighshire. This role is perfect for a dedicated professional who excels in both clinical practice and leadership. You will lead a team of vets, ensuring high standards of clinical care through coaching, mentoring, and clinical governance. Your role will be pivotal in embedding Animal Trust values and fostering a nurturing work environment.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Clinical Leadership: Ensure high standards of clinical care through coaching, mentoring, and overseeing clinical governance.
    • Team Management: Lead and mentor a team of veterinary professionals, conducting 1-2-1 meetings and performance management sessions.
    • Operational Oversight: Collaborate with the Practice Manager to evaluate clinic KPIs and P&L, ensuring optimal performance and success.
    • Client Communication: Maintain exceptional communication with clients, providing clear and compassionate guidance on pet care.
    • Staff Meetings: Confidently lead staff and clinical governance meetings, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.

    Skills and Qualifications

    • Clinical Expertise: Strong clinical skills with a focus on high-quality veterinary care.
    • Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills for effective interaction with clients and team members.
    • Leadership Experience: Proven experience in leading and managing veterinary teams.
    • Mentoring Ability: Passion for coaching and mentoring to develop team members.
    • Organisational Skills: Ability to manage day-to-day clinic operations effectively.


    Our Offer

    • Competitive Salary: £61,000-£70,000 per annum.
    • Flexible Working: 4-day working week with some weekend work.
    • Generous Holiday: 6 weeks of holiday per year.
    • Comprehensive Benefits: Including 52 weeks of sickness benefit, private healthcare, and a free employee assistance program.
    • Professional Development: UK and International CPD funded to diploma level.

      Additional Benefits:

    • RCVS and VDS fees paid.
    • Cycle to work scheme.
    • E-Car scheme.
    • Store discounts through Vivup.
    • Contributory pension scheme.
    • Enhanced maternity and paternity package.
    • Access to counselling support, including mental health, financial, and life counselling after 12 months of service.

    Work-Life Balance

    • Flexible Schedule: A balanced work schedule with a 4-day week to support a healthy work-life balance.
    • Supportive Environment: Work in a nurturing environment that values each team member’s contribution and promotes professional growth.
    • Inclusive Culture: A collaborative workplace where your opinions are valued, and your voice is heard.

    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, 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