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Veterinary Surgeon - Flexible Working

Closing date 30-04-2023

Looking for something a bit more flexible? How about we design a role around you? We know that working in veterinary is a vocation and a lifelong passion. But we also know that our industry is changing and that the traditional working pattern simply isn’t a ‘one size fits all’. At Animal Trust we want to create roles that work for you – to give you job satisfaction but to also ensure you’re able to strike that work life balance, with your wellbeing at the forefront of our thoughts.
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Veterinary surgeon
British Pound Sterling
37,000 - 74,400 pa
Small animal
Full-time or Part-time
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
In this role we are looking for experienced vets who want to get creative about how, when and where they work! Examples of how we can create a flexible role for you include:
- Compressed or staggered hours
- Part time hours that suit you (for example, school hours)
- Annualised hours
- Remote working (telemedicine)
- Weekend working
We also want to allow for flexibility within the clinical role – love spending the day in theatre performing exciting surgeries? Or do you prefer to investigate and image but leave the cutting and drilling to someone else? We want our team to be able play to their strengths so if you have a clinical bias one way or the other, we want to know about it!

We think this role will appeal to you, if:
- You want to have a varied caseload and rewarding job, but still be able to balance this with your personal life
- You’re an experienced vet who wants to be heard and can help us improve our standards of patient care
- You’re a vet with a social conscience who wants to make veterinary care more accessible to pet owners who earn the real living wage
Salary scale £37,000 to £54,000, with Excellence in Practice scale up to £74,400
6 weeks holiday, including bank holidays
UK and International CPD funded to certificate level
Private health care, 52 weeks sickness benefit and free employee assistance program — awarded after qualifying period  
Contributory pension scheme
RCVS and VDS fees paid
Access to Vivup - our exciting benefits package to support your mental, physical and financial wellbeing
Access to counselling support including mental health, financial and life counselling after 12 months of service
Cycle to work scheme
Refer-a-friend bonus
Paid time off to volunteer in your community
Varied and challenging career 
The satisfaction of working with a not-for-profit employer

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 a good 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
Situated right on the border between England and Wales, beautiful Shrewsbury hosts Animal Trust's most recent 24/7 hospital! We opened in 2017 and started provided emergency out-of-hours provision in 2021. This was another exciting step forward in our mission to make affordable veterinary care accessible to even more pets.

We are a not-for-profit veterinary company founded by Owen Monie in 2012. 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.

Our team at Shrewsbury is the heart of our hospital, you don't have to look far to find a smiling face! We pride ourselves on how much we support one-another. In a profession as demanding as ours, it's paramount we look after ourselves and our team.

We give our people a great career full of purpose, learning and using their skills. Our vet and nurse team are diverse, and we play to our strengths. 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.

Come and join us as we work towards creating a centre of excellence: a great place for our patients to receive treatment and a fulfilling environment to develop and learn.
Awards and accreditations
RCVS Accredited Practice

Small Animal General Practice

B Lab

Certified B Corporation

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