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    Veterinary Surgeon - Birkenhead




    Birkenhead, Wirral



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    Birkenhead, Wirral



    Job description

    Roles Overview

    We are seeking a dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join our team at the Animal Trust clinic in Birkenhead, Wirral. This role is ideal for a veterinarian passionate about providing high-quality, affordable care to pets, particularly those in need. You will play a key role in a dynamic team, continually developing your skills while making a significant difference in the lives of animals and their owners.

    Key Responsibilities

    Provide comprehensive veterinary care, including diagnostics, surgical procedures, and emergency care. Manage a varied caseload, ensuring each pet receives the best possible treatment. Work collaboratively with a team of veterinary professionals to enhance clinic operations and patient care. Engage actively with pet owners, offering compassionate support and clear communication about their pets' health and treatments. Contribute to the clinic’s growth by maintaining high standards of care and participating in community outreach efforts.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Qualified Veterinary Surgeon, registered with the RCVS. Strong skills in emergency and critical care, with a robust ability to handle diverse medical cases. Excellent communication skills, with a proven ability to empathize with pet owners. Driven to learn and expand technical capabilities within a supportive team environment. Passion for participating in a community-focused veterinary practice.


    Our Offer

    A competitive salary ranging from £38,000 to £67,000, depending on experience. Work-life balance supported by a flexible working pattern of 4 days per week, plus one weekend a month. Comprehensive benefits package including: 6 weeks of annual leave. 52 weeks of sickness benefit, alongside private healthcare and a free employee assistance program available after the qualifying period. Fully paid RCVS and VDS fees. Generous CPD funding on a UK and international level. Staff discount, cycle to work scheme, and a refer-a-friend bonus. Contributory pension scheme and access to counselling support services. A collaborative and inclusive workplace culture where your opinions are valued and your professional input is taken seriously.

    Work-Life Balance

    A structured work schedule that respects your personal time and promotes a healthy balance between professional responsibilities and personal life. A supportive environment that encourages professional growth and values team collaboration.

    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