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Veterinary Surgeon - First opinion and Emergency Critical Care

County Vets & MiNight Stoke
Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
Salary up to £80k Pro-Rata DOE, plus £5k joining reward
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Companion / Small animal
Veterinary Surgeon, EMS
Contract Type

Veterinary Surgeon – First opinion and Emergency critical care – Stoke-on-Trent

Flexible rota offering a mix of days and nights allowing sufficient down time!! This is an opportunity which offers a flexible approach to your working rota/hours and ensures you can enjoy the best of both worlds with a first opinion caseload and ECC…

Excellent opportunity if you are a Vet working towards or would like to have support with gaining an ECC / GP certificate. Offering a flexible style rotation of working 2 weeks of days, 1 or 2 weeks of nights and 1 full week off… we are open to suggestions on how this would work for you! Your days will be worked at our County Vets practice and nights at our MiNight practice in Stoke.

We are a great place to work and have a career!.. Some of our incentives include:

  • Salary of up to £80k DOE.
  • Joining reward of £5k.
  • Relocation Package up to £5k.
  • Annualised Hour contract
  • Tied into a financial agreement with your current employer? Speak to us, we can support you!
  • Career Development with the ability to offer a move from general practitioner to advanced practitioner to cert holder!
  • Support Clinical Hub Network of advanced practitioners to help increase the clinical knowledge of our Vets
  • Vet Oracle our Vet to Vet Telemedicine service
  • As a business we are investing £50 million each year to our practice facilities, clinical equipment and technology to improve standards of clinical care

Location: Stoke-on-Trent is one of the most up and coming cities in the UK! In 2022 Stoke topped the list of the best up and coming places to live. Made up of 6 towns, Stoke is situated in Staffordshire, links to Birmingham in the South and Manchester to the North. Prospective home buyers or people renting in the area will appreciate the local amenities and attractions including the amazing Alton Towers theme park (great day out!) Competitive house prices are a big draw to the area. Stoke is classed as one of the most affordable areas of Staffordshire. The M6 Motorway between the midlands and Scottish Border is within easy reach and the A50 connects Stoke with the M1 between London and Leeds. Manchester International Airport is less than 45 minutes away and Birmingham & East Midlands Airport are within an hour's drive too!

Team & Facilities: Wide range of skills and ambitions across both teams, 2 vets doing surgical certificates, 2 vets doing medical certs, 1 vet doing GP cert, we have 1 Veterinary Nurse doing an ECC certificate. We employ an orthopaedic surgeon who works across all the surgeries reducing need for patient referrals, encourage all team to do CPD and often have visiting referral specialists to give us in house CPD. Kits across both groups: digital and dental Xrays, laparoscopic kits, endoscopes, in-house lab machines.

Who are we: We are a leading Veterinary Group that aims to provide the best clinical care as well as providing a great place to work. Our Veterinary professionals are given the freedom to make the best clinical decisions for their patients whilst sharing best practice. We are clinically focussed, fostering a collaborative approach and creating supportive working environments to be able to achieve career aspirations. With a network of 500 practices across the UK, Netherlands and Australia, once you join us we will be able to satisfy your career, development and professional goals!

At County Vets and MiNight Stoke, we are all part of the one team here, extremely supportive, look out for each other, hardworking and caring whilst creating a fun and friendly environment to work in. Our Nurses and support staff are the heartbeat of both the day and night teams and provide our Vets with top quality animal and client care. You will enjoy working with extremely enthusiastic, passionate people. We are true believers of learning and nurturing our Vet talent therefore structured support and development of clinical skills with the potential for support in gaining a fully funded certificate in ECC or GP is all available.

Our Rewards package includes:

  • Wellbeing initatives including access to over 280 wellbeing champions across our group
  • CVS Refresh reward scheme giving our teams a weekly allowance to spend on treats or classes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 10 week full pay Maternity Leave then 10 weeks half pay
  • Enhanced Paternity leave
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • CVS Save as your earn scheme – purchase discounted shares in the company and benefit from the Groups increase in share price over that time!
  • Health cash plans, discounted critical illness cover, 8 weeks' pay to support exceptional life events
  • CPD Allowance and access to a suite of internal courses developed by our in-house learning & development team of Vets and Nurses
  • Free Knowledge Hub offering over 260 courses and 235 webinars covering a variety of clinical and non-clinical topics
  • Practice Bonus Scheme
  • Workplace Pension
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Discounted Gym memberships
  • Cycle to work scheme, tax relief scheme when purchasing bikes
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Discounted Treatment for your Pet

For an informal chat text or call Lisa on 07901 223 740. To chat to our practice leaders direct, email

Or to apply via our online portal click ‘Apply Now'


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