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Stafford - Eccleshall

Small Animal Vet Shires Vets Stone Rd, Eccleshall, Stafford ST21 6DL, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
RCVS Fees Funded CPD Discount for own pets Enhanced Paid Sick Leave Pension
Posted on: 6 Sep 2023

Join a 1st opinion practice with high standards and an experienced team!

Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Veterinary Surgeon (Small Animal)

Salary up to: £65,000 FTE per annum (D.O.E), relocation package available

Location: Shires Vets

Job Type: Permanent full-time & part-time applications welcome


  • 4 x 10 hour days
  • Equal share of Saturday rota (approx 1:3-1:4 with lieu time the following week)
  • No Sunday shifts
  • No overnight work.

Your role and responsibilities

You will be working with a fantastic team, with great facilities to deliver high standard first opinion consulting and operating/investigatory works. The ability to work sole charge would be preferred, although you will mainly work alongside our other vets.

We have a mixture of sites; a smaller team at our Eccleshall clinic but larger hospital setting at Stone. We can be flexible across our 5 sites depending on where you wish to be based:

  • Stone
  • Stafford
  • Eaton Park, Hanley
  • Eccleshall
  • Gnosall

Certificate study and/or certificate holders welcomed. We have several certificate holders within the practice (2 x medicine, 1 x surgical, 2 x ophthalmology, 1 x diagnostic imaging and a further 2 Vets studying towards one) and experienced vets established at Shires for many years.

We're looking for a Vet with great communication skills, who can build long-term relations with our clients and their pets to offer the best care to fit with clients and animals needs. You will be a team player who enjoys primary care, developing their knowledge and skills, with benefits of being within larger multibranch team with vets and nurses with different interests.


  • 5 weeks holiday; bank holidays; Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

About us

Shires Vets was established over 70 years ago and we are a mixed animal practice serving Staffordshire and the surrounding counties in the Midlands, with sites in Eccleshall, Gnosall, Stoke on Trent, Stone and Stafford. Our small animal, large animal and equine departments run separately from each other and we have designated teams at each of our practices. All of our practices are individuals, but two important things bring us together; a commitment to excellence in everything we do.

Our largest site is our Stone practice which is a busy, purpose-built practice offering a varied and exciting caseload. The practice is well equipped with Laparoscopy, ultrasound, flexible endoscopy, ophthalmic surgical microscope, dental x-ray, in house lab and much more. Our Stafford and Eccleshall practices were also refurbished in 2018/2019 offering light and spacious working environments with ultrasound, digital xray, operating theatres, lab machines and separate dog/cat wards.

The Shires team members are all animal owners and take pride in providing a caring, compassionate, and friendly service to all our clients and their precious pets. The team have high clinical standards, and everyone is striving for clinical excellence. We all support each other and often discuss clinical cases. Our Vet teams are supported by experienced and dedicated Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN) and a wonderful front of house team.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

If you would like to apply for this position or would simply like to discuss in a little more detail please contact or complete the application form below.

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