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    Veterinary Surgeon - Shrewsbury




    Shrewsbury, Shropshire


    38,000 - £67,000

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    Shrewsbury, Shropshire



    Job description

    Roles Overview

    Join our team at Animal Trust as a Veterinary Surgeon in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, and be part of one of the fastest-growing veterinary organisations in the UK. This role is perfect for a dedicated professional eager to make a real difference in providing accessible, high-quality veterinary care to a diverse caseload of animals. We offer an engaging work environment where you will handle a variety of cases, enriching your professional experience.

    Key Responsibilities

    Provide excellent veterinary care to a wide range of sick and injured animals with access to state-of-the-art technology including endoscopy, advanced ultrasound, and orthopaedic surgery. Work collaboratively with a team of skilled vets and nurses, committed to an honest and upfront approach to animal care. Engage actively in our community, helping to maintain Animal Trust’s reputation for accessible, no-eligibility, straightforward veterinary services. Utilise and contribute to the continuous improvement of our surgical facilities, which are equipped with the latest industry-standard technology.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Qualified Veterinary Surgeon, registered or eligible to register with RCVS. Experience in handling a high caseload of varied medical and surgical conditions. Demonstrable skills in advanced veterinary procedures are preferred. Strong communication skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a dynamic team. A passion for working within a not-for-profit environment and a commitment to the social mission of providing accessible veterinary care.


    Our Offer

    A competitive salary ranging from £38,000 to £67,000, dependent on experience. A favourable working pattern of a 4-day week with 2:9 weekend rotations, supporting a healthy work-life balance. Generous benefits package including: 6 weeks of holiday per year. Contributory pension scheme. Enhanced maternity and paternity packages. Private healthcare and a 52-week sickness benefit after a 12-month qualifying period. Employee Assistance Programme. Fees paid for RCVS and VDS. Refer a friend bonus and a cycle to work scheme.

    Work-Life Balance

    Flexibility with part-time roles available, accommodating a balance between professional and personal life. Supportive environment with a flat management structure, where your opinions are valued and your contributions make a real impact. Opportunities for professional growth, including potential progression into managerial positions within the group.

    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