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    Veterinary Surgeon - Orthopaedic Bias




    Barnsley, Yorkshire



    Contract Type

    Probation - Permanent Contract




    Barnsley, Yorkshire



    Job description

    Roles Overview

    We are seeking a dedicated Veterinary Surgeon with a strong interest and background in orthopaedics to join our team at the Animal Trust clinic in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. This role involves leading our orthopaedic service, handling a mix of elective and non-elective cases, and providing expert care in a dynamic environment. This position is suited for professionals eager to advance their skills in a supportive setting that emphasises community and accessibility.

    Key Responsibilities

    Lead the orthopaedic service, managing a diverse caseload including cruciate repairs (TPLO/CCWO, with opportunities to upskill in TPLO if primarily experienced with TTA), patella luxations, and simple to complex fractures. Perform surgeries and consultations, contributing to the high standards of care provided at our clinic. Work collaboratively with both internal teams and external referrals to enhance service delivery and patient outcomes. Support the continuous development of orthopaedic practices within the clinic, ensuring the integration of the latest techniques and treatments.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Qualified Veterinary Surgeon, ideally with a post-graduate certificate in small animal surgery or extensive practical experience in orthopaedic surgery. Confident performing advanced surgical procedures, particularly in TPLO, CCWO, and fracture management. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to explain complex medical information to pet owners and collaborate effectively with colleagues. A commitment to professional development and a passion for veterinary excellence.


    Our Offer

    A competitive salary package ranging from £38,000 to £67,000, dependent on experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package including: 6 weeks of holiday plus bank holidays. Funded UK and International CPD to certificate level. Private healthcare and a 52-week sickness benefit following a qualifying period. Enhanced maternity and paternity packages. Contributory pension scheme and paid RCVS and VDS fees. Access to counselling support including mental health, financial, and life counselling after 12 months. Cycle to work and E-Car schemes. Refer-a-Friend bonus. Full-time position with a 4-day working week and a shared weekend rota (2:9), along with participation in an on-call rota for inpatient care only.

    Work-Life Balance

    Predictable work schedule with a 4-day week, supporting a healthy work-life balance. Supportive and inclusive clinic environment that values each team member’s contribution and promotes a culture of teamwork and professional growth.

    At Animal Trust Barnsley, we are proud to be a part of a unique Community Interest Company and a B Corp certified organisation, dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible veterinary care. Our mission is clear: no pet should go untreated for a viable condition. If you are driven by a desire to make a difference and possess the skills we need, we encourage you to apply and join us in shaping the future of veterinary care.

    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