• Experienced Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: Stone Road, Eccleshall, Staffordshire Hours: Primary Care, Full time, Part time Practice: Shires Vets Eccleshall Salary: Up to £50,000 Practice Details Shires Vets Eccleshall

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 & Stafford.

Our small animal, farm & equine departments run separately from each other, with designated teams. We are proudly part of Linnaeus, and committed to excellence in everything we do for our team, clients, and their pets.

We have a lovely team of vets, nurses, and support staff (just see below some of their reasons for working at Shires!). We’ve medicine, ophthalmology and imaging certificate holders, others working towards certificates and given the varied caseload and advanced level approach to primary care cases, this position would suit candidates wishing for support with working towards or having completed a certificate. We have those with a particular interest in cardiology, orthopaedics & laparoscopic procedures so can offer support within our team for the majority of cases alongside the wider Linnaeus community.

We’re seeking a colleague to join our fantastic team covering the Eccleshall, Gnosall and Stafford cluster of practices. These were recently refurbished with light spacious work environments and have an ultrasound, digital x-ray, operating theatres, in house lab machines and separate dog/cat wards where we see a varied and interesting caseload. Our largest nearby site in Stone is a busy purpose-built practice well equipped with laparoscopy, flexible endoscopy, ultrasound, ophthalmic surgical microscope, dental x-ray, in-house lab and much more.

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, strong involvement in clinical governance activity and reflective learning, with an open ‘just’ culture and everyone striving for clinical excellence.


Your role and responsibilities

The ideal candidate for the role would be a surgeon who feels comfortable with all first opinion procedures, consulting, dental, imaging and surgical procedures we are happy to support with more advanced procedures.

There is also ample opportunity to mentor and there may be the chance to take on some senior duties.

We all support each other and often discuss clinical cases. Our Vet teams are supported by experienced and dedicated Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) and a wonderful front of house team, all with customer care and Shires at their heart.



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • £2,000 welcome bonus
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programmes
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual Flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

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.


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.

Don’t just take our word for it

“Lovely team, cat friendly, good work: life balance and career progression” Maddie Preston Vet

“very nice nursing team, ready to help at any time and very experienced vet team with many years’ experience and certificates” “orthopaedic surgery: shires vets is best place for that” Marius Popa Vet

“Appreciated, supported, encouraged (and the most amazing team” Wendy Griffiths, Reception


We would love to hear from you, please contact Vicky Tanday at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.

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