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    Veterinary Surgeon - Blackburn




    Blackburn, Lancashire


    37,000 - £67,000 plus enhancements

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    Blackburn, Lancashire



    Job description

    Roles Overview

    Join our compassionate team as a Veterinary Surgeon at the Animal Trust clinic in Blackburn, Lancashire. This role offers the chance to make a significant difference in a community-focused practice dedicated to providing affordable care. If you are a veterinary professional passionate about animal welfare and looking to take on a dynamic and varied caseload, this position will enable you to grow both personally and professionally in a supportive environment.

    Key Responsibilities

    Provide high-quality veterinary care to a diverse range of cases including general surgery, orthopaedics, and emergency care. Work closely with a skilled team to deliver both routine and complex treatments using state-of-the-art medical equipment including ultrasound, X-ray, and dental X-ray facilities. Participate in the continuous development of your clinical skills with the opportunity to specialise in areas of personal interest. Collaborate with our 24/7 Bolton site to ensure comprehensive round-the-clock care and seamless patient management.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Qualified Veterinary Surgeon with strong experience in emergency and critical care. Excellent clinical skills with a keen interest in further developing your expertise in orthopaedics or general surgery. Strong communication skills, able to effectively connect with pet owners and colleagues. Passionate about contributing to a social mission and providing care to pets in a community setting. Ability to work well within a team and foster a positive working environment.


    Our Offer

    A competitive salary range of £48,000 to £74,000, reflective of experience and skills. Flexible working hours, based on a 4-day week plus one weekend per month, with additional flexible shift options available. Comprehensive benefits package including: 6 weeks of annual leave. 52 weeks sickness benefit, private healthcare, and a free employee assistance program after 12 months. Fully covered RCVS and VDS fees. Staff discounts and cycle to work scheme. Contributory pension scheme. Funded CPD opportunities both in the UK and internationally. Access to comprehensive support services including counselling.

    Work-Life Balance

    Structured working patterns that support a healthy work-life balance. Ample opportunities for professional development tailored to your interests and career goals. A supportive and inclusive team environment where your input is valued and encouraged.

    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 Blackburn, 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