• Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: Errisbeg House, Barton Turn, Barton Under Needwood, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire Hours: Full time Practice: West Midlands Referrals Salary: Salary up to £80,000 depending on experience Practice Details West Midlands Referrals

West Midlands Veterinary Referrals (WMR) is a veterinary hospital based near Burton on Trent offering only referral services. WMR work in support of their colleagues in general practice, taking cases that can’t be managed at their usual general practice and we see patients from across the country. We welcome a very wide range of surgical cases including orthopaedic and soft tissue.

At Burton on Trent, we have a purpose-built suite to provide comprehensive surgical treatment, advanced imaging, patient monitoring and the diligent aftercare that many referral cases require.
We are well equipped with CT, endoscopy, orthopaedics equipment, arthroscopy tools, x-ray, ultrasound, 4 theatres, separate cattery & kennels, 5 consulting rooms, feline-only consulting room and more.

Nearby Lichfield and Burton On Trent are market towns in Staffordshire, England, close to the border with Derbyshire. There is lots to do locally and a fantastic community feeling. There is lots to enjoy locally in your free time such as visiting local areas of natural beauty such as the Peak District or, visiting the city of Birmingham. East Midlands and Birmingham airports are in easy reach.

We are proud to have been awarded ISFM Cat-friendly silver award & IIE bronze accredited for sustainability.

Here at WMR, we are a team of 7 vets, all of which are certificate holders in Surgery and we are supported by fantastic nursing and front of house team.


Your role and responsibilities

As a Veterinary Surgeon at WMR, you will see an advanced caseload with at least 60% of your duties being surgery. We are flexible when it comes to rotas and we welcome full and part-time applications. Our normal working hours are 08.00 – 19.00 on weekdays at a full-time rota is 40 hours per week. We also have a share of 1 in 7 weekends.

The ideal candidate for the role will be an experienced Vet, with high standards of care, who is keen to join a highly respected referrals hospital and team. Ideally you will be a certificate holder in a relevant discipline.



  • Salary up to £80,000 dependent on experience and post-grad studies
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + birthday leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
  • Employee assistance program
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual Flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme.
  • £2,000 welcome bonus Ts&Cs applied.


Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 veterinary health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

We’d love to hear from you so please contact [email protected] for more information or an informal chat.

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