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Veterinary Surgeon

Closing date 30-11-2022

Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Veterinary surgeon
British Pound Sterling
37,000 - 74,400 pa
Small animal
Overseas sponsorship

The role

How the role has come about
We are on a mission to provide affordable veterinary care for people’s pets, especially those who are finding it hard to manage financially. Even before the current cost of living crisis, we know that there are many pet owners who are in distress because they can see their beloved friend needs help and they simply can’t afford the fees.
Owen Monie, our founding Vet, established the Animal Trust, because he passionately believes that no animal should suffer due to their owner’s financial hardship, which is why there are no consultation fees charged at any of our vet practices. There are no eligibility criteria, because we want to encourage people to bring their pets to us. Owners will only pay for any treatment at realistic prices, which are completely transparent and published on our website.
The Animal Trust is the only Community Interest Veterinary Group in the U.K who prioritise their staff, patients and owners’ welfare, rather than profit. Any profits are fed directly back into the Trust to provide career development and maintain the highest standard of care at the lowest possible price for our pet owners. We invest in our surgeries across our network and have access to expertise including in-house CT scanner, advanced orthopaedics and hip replacement specialists.
Job description
If you believe in our social mission you’ll fit right into our friendly, determined team.
You will be treating animals that would otherwise not receive the care they deserve.
We see more sick animals than other vet groups, so your caseload will be varied and interesting, with the opportunity to advance your emergency and critical care skills.
The 24/7 hospital is equipped with the latest industry-standard technology to allow you to perform critical procedures, including CT and orthopaedic surgery.
Competitive salary £37,000 to £54,000, with Excellence in Practice scale up to £74,400 
6 weeks of holiday per year
Private Health Care, 52 weeks Sickness Benefit and free Employee Assistance Programme
RCVS and VDS fees paid
Access to counselling support including mental health, financial and life counselling after 12 months service
UK and International CPD funded to certificate level
A collaborative culture, your opinions will be valued, and your voice heard
The opportunity to progress into management positions across the group
Varied, interesting and challenging career

About you

Personal attributes and qualities
An experienced veterinary surgeon who wants to make a difference.
A firm belief in our social mission – an ability to focus on the pets you save, who wouldn’t have normally been able to receive treatment, and a commitment to providing the highest possible standard of care for owners and their pets.
You are naturally confident and enjoy the buzz of dealing with a fast-paced, busy caseload and environment.
You are keen to grow your technical capability and be part of a large friendly, multi-skilled team.

About us

Workplace overview
In 2022 Animal Trust turned 10 years old! Our not-for-profit veterinary company was founded by Owen Monie in 2012 and Ellesmere Port was opened in 2017. Here at Animal Trust we believe that every pet has the right to access good veterinary care. Our vision is that no pet goes untreated or faces euthanasia for a condition that has a good treatment option. We offer free consultations for sick and injured pets and our profits are re-invested straight back into the business to benefit our mission, rather than distributed to shareholders.

We are lucky to have an excellent team based at Ellesmere Port including both our clinical members that look after the poorly pets and our non-clinical team that look after all of us! We're passionate about our people and want them to feel fulfilled in their roles.

Our vet and nurse team are diverse and we play to our strengths. Whether you're surgical/imaging/medically biased we try to build our rotas around what our staff enjoy. This allows us to diagnose and treat the majority of our patients without needing to refer and the potential scope for learning and development is huge.

We want to continue widening access to our veterinary care and we're always open to new team members. If you think you might like to become a part of our journey, please get in touch and we'd love to talk to you about potential opportunities.
Awards and accreditations
RCVS Accredited Practice

Small Animal General Practice

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