• Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: Stone Road, Eccleshall, Staffordshire Hours: Primary Care, Full time, Part time Practice: Shires Vets Eccleshall Salary: Up to £45,000 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, large animal & 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 & Eccleshall practices were also refurbished in 2018/2019 offering light and spacious working environments with ultrasound, digital xray, operating theatres, lab machines & 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.


Your role and responsibilities

Shires Vets are looking to welcome a small animal Vet Surgeon to join our fantastic, supportive team.

As a small animal Vet Surgeon at Shires Vets your working weeks will offer a good variety of consultations and surgeries. Case continuity is important to us where possible.

  • Full-time and part-time applications considered
  • 4 days per week (10-hour days)
  • One late night (2-11 pm) every 3 weeks
  • Approximately 1:4 Saturday shifts (Lieu time given for all weekend work)

Benefit of no middle of the night calls but excellent exposure to emergency and critical care cases during late night and weekend shifts.

No two days are the same!

Our varied and advanced caseload means we can support certificates and interests and would be keen to talk to you about your professional goals! We currently have four medicine cert holders, onw surgical cert holder and oneophthalmology cert holder and advanced veterinary practitioner. We also have two further surgeons studying towards imaging and surgery certificates.

We also have a growing orthopaedics caseload. This position would suit candidates wishing for support with working towards or completed a certificate.

If you are looking for a caseload that offers something a little different, then we do have a small exotics caseload including tortoises, degu, chinchillas and more. We also even care for the odd chicken!

The ideal candidate for the role will be a Veterinary Surgeon who feels comfortable with routine procedures and we are happy to support with more advanced procedures.



  • Salary £30,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience
  • £1500 CPD allowance and 5 days
  • Over 120 hours+ of additional, in house, free online courses/content
  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + birthday leave
  • Wellbeing programme
  • RCVS/VDS/professional body fees paid
  • 5 days CPD per year
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Optional private medical health care
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave policy
  • £2,000 welcome bonus T's&C's 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.

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

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