Veterinary Surgeon


Veterinary Surgeon

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week, mainly working Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm

Circa £30,000 per annum

We are looking for an energetic, focused individual to join our Animal Health Team.  Your main responsibilities will be for clinical diagnosis and post mortem examinations of the living collections, but you will also assist with disease prevention, zoo licensing and conservation animal health activities. 

Working in a fast paced environment you will be part of a team expected to deliver comprehensive animal health cover throughout the year. Based primarily at Slimbridge Wetland Centre, some travel will be necessary to provide clinical support to our Wetland Centres nationwide.

You will have a veterinary degree and experience of working in a busy veterinary environment including clinical work with exotic species and conducting post mortem examinations ideally with specialist knowledge of avian pathology.        

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

-       25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service

-       Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)

-       Life assurance

-       Free car parking and secure bike storage areas

-       Cycle to work scheme

-       Free entry to all our centres


WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.


For more information, and to apply for the role, please visit

Closing date: Sunday 5th December

Interview date: Wednesday 15th December

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410 



Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
Source: zoowork

Veterinary Surgeon