Veterinary Surgeon Shrewsbury

Are you seeking a position with diverse, engaging work, a fantastic team, and no on-call or night duties? We have an excellent opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon in a well-equipped practice in Shrewsbury.

Supported by a team of experienced nurses, many of whom hold or are pursuing certificates in various specializations, this role offers a great collaborative environment. The full-time schedule is 39 hours per week, spread over four days with 1 in 6 weekends, working day shifts only. There is no sole charge, as another vet will always be present. Our night services are managed by a separate team, and bank holiday duties are shared across the region, typically requiring only one shift or fewer annually.

Our practice handles both first opinion work and specialized cases referred for imaging, medicine, cardiology, and surgery. We encourage continuing professional development (CPD) and provide flexible allowances to support further studies and certifications.

Our facilities include a CT scanner, visiting MRI, endoscopy equipment, a modern ultrasound scanner, digital and dental radiography, advanced GA monitoring, electrocautery, tonometry, and hydrotherapy. The in-house lab is equipped for biochemistry, haematology, clotting times, blood gas analysis, lactate monitoring, microscopy, and rapid cytology or faecal analysis with Imagyst.

Shrewsbury is a historic, vibrant market town featuring Tudor architecture and is surrounded by the stunning Shropshire countryside. It’s conveniently close to Wales and less than two hours from the Welsh coast.


Key Benefits:

  • Salary: £68,000 to £72,500 per year
  • Private Medical Insurance: Effective from day one.
  • Health Cash Plan: Covering dental, physio, and optical services, with 24/7 Private GP Service.
  • Life Assurance: 3x salary.
  • Counselling Services: 24-hour access by phone or in person.
  • Annual Leave: 33 days (including Bank Holidays), increasing to 38 with length of service.
  • Additional ‘Day for You’: A paid day’s leave for personal use.
  • Clinical CPD: £1,500 per year plus 3 days’ paid leave.
  • Internal CPD: Access to Clinical Communities.
  • Certificate Opportunities: Funded by the practice.
  • Professional Fees: VDS, RCVS, and BVA fees paid.
  • Sabbatical: Based on length of service.
  • Season Ticket Loan: Interest-free.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Discounts: On products and services.
  • Visa Sponsorship and Relocation Support: Available for Tier 2 (General) Visa.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Deliver exceptional clinical care during consultations and procedures.
  • Provide outstanding client care with clear updates on patient status.
  • Maintain high standards of regulatory, practice, and operational compliance.
  • Develop tailored treatment and care plans with accurate cost estimates.
  • Mentor and develop team members, enhancing their skills and effectiveness.
  • Share and support clinical best practices within the practice and the wider community.

Skills and Experience:

  • RCVS Registered Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Exceptional Care: Proven experience in delivering high-quality care to patients and clients.
  • Teamwork: Effective collaboration within a team.
  • Clinical Leadership: Demonstrated clinical leadership skills.
  • Progressive Culture: Experience in fostering a progressive clinical environment.
  • Nurse Consults and Schedule 3 Procedures: Understanding their contribution to clinic performance and efficiency.
  • Coaching and Influencing: Skilled in using these techniques to enhance colleague performance.

This is a fantastic opportunity to advance your veterinary career in a supportive and dynamic environment. To apply please submit your CV.