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    Night Veterinary Surgeon - Ellesmere Port




    Ellesmere Port, Cheshire


    60,000 - £80,000

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    Ellesmere Port, Cheshire



    Job description

    Roles Overview

    We are seeking a dedicated Night Veterinary Surgeon to join our Ellesmere Port clinic in Cheshire. This role is crucial for providing continuous, high-quality Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) during night hours. Ideal for those who thrive in a fast-paced environment and are committed to making a difference, this position offers the unique opportunity to work in a supportive, 24-hour operational setting.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overnight ECC to a diverse caseload, ensuring consistent, high-quality care for all inpatients.

  • Utilise advanced diagnostic tools such as ultrasound, radiography, and CT during your shifts.

  • Work collaboratively with a highly skilled night nursing team and consult with other veterinary specialists, including surgeons and internal medicine experts.

  • Ensure a smooth transition of cases from the day team to night staff, maintaining continuity and quality of care.

  • Engage actively in the development and training opportunities provided to enhance clinical skills.
  • Skills and Qualifications

  • Qualified Veterinary Surgeon with a passion for emergency and critical care.

  • Proven ability to manage diverse and complex cases independently.

  • Strong communication skills, capable of empathising with pet owners during stressful situations.

  • Ability to work cohesively with both day and night team members.

  • Enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, night-time veterinary environment.
  • Benefits

    Our Offer

    A competitive salary range of £60,000 to £80,000, reflecting the critical nature of the role.

    Comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 6 weeks of holiday per year.

  • Staff discount and cycle to work scheme.

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages.

  • 52 weeks sickness benefit, private healthcare, and a free employee assistance programme after 12 months.

  • RCVS and VDS fees covered.

  • Refer a friend bonus.

  • Contributory pension scheme.

  • CPD funded to diploma level for ongoing professional development.
  • Work-Life Balance

    Flexible rota options tailored to suit your external commitments, ensuring you can maintain a healthy work-life balance. Supportive environment with access to a team of specialists for collaborative case management. Opportunity to work in a setting that values staff well-being and professional growth.

    At Animal Trust, we are proud to provide accessible and affordable veterinary treatment without compromising on quality. Our night veterinary surgeons are vital to our mission, ensuring that care continues seamlessly 24/7. If you are driven by a passion to deliver excellent veterinary care and are keen on developing your ECC expertise, this role offers a rewarding career path in a dynamic and supportive 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 Ellesmere Port, 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