Veterinary Surgeon

Tern Veterinary Group
Market Drayton, Shropshire
Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience
Closing date
23 Mar 2024
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Farm Veterinary Surgeon
Tern Vets, Market Drayton

Up to £75,000 depending on experience

Plus a relocation allowance up to £5,000

Plus a welcome bonus of up to £5,000

Tern Vets are looking for a dedicated Farm Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. The day-to-day duties include ambulatory farm calls, Dairy, Beef and sheep. We have a varied caseload from larger dairy herds to smallholders.

The successful candidate will be going out to farms and talking with farmers. They won't just treat sick animals but will also chat with farmers about how to keep their animals healthy in the long run. We're looking for someone who can explain things well and work together with farmers to make sure their animals stay well. It's not just about fixing problems but also about preventing them. This role is all about helping farms be successful and keep their animals in good shape.

Rota patterns that work for you

At Tern Vets, we acknowledge life's unpredictability and strive to offer the flexibility necessary for you to excel in your role while managing personal commitments. Join our team in a work environment that prioritises your well-being, whether it is full-time, part-time, or flexible working hours. We believe in empowering our team members to achieve success on their terms.

About our great practice

We are a predominantly dairy practice utilising all the usual software and equipment including Interherd, Total Vet, Easiscan, EEJ, a full in-house lab (culture, microscopy, and biochemistry) to provide a bespoke, professional service to our progressive and friendly farm clients.
We also have a large number of beef and sheep clients as well as an increasing number of smallholders.

We are a small, supportive farm practice and benefit from the support of IVC Farm Vet Network. We have a good relationship with other local practices to help keep out-of-hours work manageable. We employ full-time TB testers (Veterinary and non-veterinary) to ensure our Vets can enjoy the diversity of farm practice and develop expertise alongside specific clinical interests with further study/ qualifications encouraged and supported.

Based on the Shropshire / Cheshire/ Staffordshire border we are also in a beautiful rural location with easy access to the M6 and the Hills of North Wales.

Come and join our supportive team

Currently, we have 5 Clinical Farm Vets and 2 TB Testers. We are a practice who pride ourselves in building relationships with the local community, providing outstanding clinical service and creating a friendly supportive working environment.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

 Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets and Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

 Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Hannah Williams, Talent Partner, on the number provided. Reference BH10203. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


The Tern Veterinary Group, has been based in Stafford Street, Market Drayton since the early twentieth century. At first the practice was based in the small office facing Stafford Street with a farrier and stables further up the yard.

In 2000 the present partners opened a brand new building designed to cater for large and small animal clients. At the same time the branch surgery at Newport was opened to cater for our growing clientele in the area.

The surgery is located on the Wynnstay site on Audley Avenue Industrial Estate.

From the outset we have sought to provide the best care for both our large and small animal clients alike. To achieve this end, we are constantly updating our facilities and equipment to ensure that the level of care provided is of the highest standard for all animals.


Company info
01630 656300
Stafford Street
Market Drayton
United Kingdom

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