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    Veterinary Surgeon - Ellesmere Port




    Ellesmere Port, Cheshire


    up to £67,000 per year

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    Ellesmere Port, Cheshire



    Job description

    Roles Overview

    Join our compassionate and skilled team as a Veterinary Surgeon at Animal Trust in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. This role is perfect for a dedicated vet who is eager to make a significant impact by providing affordable and comprehensive care to sick pets. You'll work in a dynamic environment that supports continual learning and development, backed by the latest industry-standard technology.

    Key Responsibilities

    Deliver high-quality emergency and critical care to a varied caseload, ensuring all animals receive the best possible treatment. Utilise advanced diagnostic and surgical techniques, including endoscopy, advanced ultrasound, orthopaedic surgery, and hip replacements. Work collaboratively with a team of experienced veterinarians and support staff to enhance the well-being of pets and their owners. Engage actively with pet owners to provide empathetic and effective communication about their pets' health and treatment options. Contribute to the practice's mission of making veterinary care accessible and affordable, particularly for those who earn the real living wage.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Qualified Veterinary Surgeon, registered with the RCVS. Strong skills and confidence in emergency and critical care (ECC). Proven ability to handle a diverse and challenging caseload. Excellent communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to empathize with pet owners. Passionate about contributing to a community-focused, non-profit veterinary service.


    Our Offer

    A competitive salary ranging from £38,000 to £67,000, depending on experience. Generous annual leave allowance with 6 weeks of holiday per year. Comprehensive benefits package including: 52 weeks of sickness benefit and private healthcare. Free employee assistance program available after 12 months. Fully funded CPD opportunities at UK and international levels. RCVS and VDS fees paid. Contributory pension scheme. Access to counselling support including mental health, financial, and life counselling. A supportive and collaborative work environment where your opinions are valued and your professional input is crucial.

    Work-Life Balance

    Commitment to maintaining a balanced work schedule that supports your well-being alongside your professional responsibilities. An inclusive and supportive team atmosphere that encourages growth and development in a fast-paced and rewarding 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, 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