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Veterinary Surgeon

Tern Veterinary Group
Market Drayton, Shropshire
Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience
Closing date
23 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Tern Vets, Market Drayton
Up to £75,000 depending on experience, up to £3,000 relocation support plus benefits 

Explore a world of opportunity at Tern Vets!

We are looking for an experienced small animal vet to join our team, the role comprises surgical and medical duties on a daily basis. Our dynamic team already includes several certificate holders and any new team member's interests would be encouraged and supported.

Our full-time shift pattern would be 4 week days 8.30am to 6.30pm, a share in the inpatient care rota (emergency cover outsourced to Vetsnow) and 2 in 6 Saturday mornings 8.30am to 12pm. We would be happy to discuss and support flexible working.

Whilst we offer support to all vets, the ideal candidate for the current role would be experienced to balance the team. Certificate holder not essential but welcomed, confident and competent in independent consulting and routine surgery such as bitch spays.

Be part of something exceptional

Tern Vets was established over 100 years ago as a mixed practice in Market Drayton. Today we have our original site in this busy market town and a sister practice in the neighbouring town of Newport, Shropshire. Both buildings are purpose-built and house a friendly team with a family feel. We have well equipped consulting rooms, 2 operating theatres at each site, imaging suite with xray ultrasound and endoscopy, laparoscopic bitch spay equipment, Tonopen and dental facilities. North Shropshire has the advantage of being rural and beautiful, perfect for dog walking, horse riding, wild water swimming, mountain biking etc., whilst being within easy access to Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, for nightlife, shopping, concerts and airports. The larger city of Chester and the town of Shrewsbury are also an easy commute.

Meet like-minded professionals

We have a full-time equivalent of 6 vets, made up of full and part-time team members and 7 RVNs plus excellent student nurses from Harper Keele University. Vets and nurses are supported by an experienced and amazing reception team. Our veterinary team holds certificates in Feline Medicine, Small Animal Medicine, Surgery, Nutrition and Cardiology currently in progress. The successful candidate will be welcomed, well supported where necessary but also given clinical freedom. We are a current, progressive and collaborative practice who strive to keep looking forward with high standards and a client focus. We are cat friendly and work hard to ensure that our patients feel as comfortable as possible, even if that means consulting in the carpark or waiting room. Many of our clients are long standing and we work hard to foster great relationships with them.

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 & 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

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

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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