Due to continued growth our fiercely independent, progressive, six centre mixed practice on the quiet western edge of the Lake District seeks a confident new graduate to join our friendly 27 vet team.

This is a full-time, permanent small animal role.

  • We are in the luxurious position to be recruiting in addition to a full-team so we are happy to wait for the perfect candidate(s) and also have the time to spend with them.
  • We are a proud XLVets practice and recent winners of XLVet's "Inspirational Teams"! Watch our entry video here: https://bit.ly/millcroftteam
  • Our independence means there are opportunities for business ownership and we are committed to independent succession. The days of working your way up in practice to becoming a partner are not over.
  • We have a busy and varied caseload of small animal medicine and surgery.
  • The Lake District National Park is on our doorstep and presents a wealth of opportunities for walkers, horse-riders, kayakers, runners, mountaineers, climbers, paragliders, wild-swimmers and even skiers.

We offer

  • 15 minute consults, in blocks, to allow plenty of breaks. You are actually allowed time to catch up or for a cup of tea!
  • Excellent facilities including digital radiography, ultrasound and video endoscopy
  • Learn from our certificate holders in surgery, exotics, imaging and cardiology.
  • Accommodation 2 minutes from the practice can be provided if required
  • 4.5 day week with the option to reduce to a 4 day week after 12 months
  • Shared small animal only on call rota. Currently 1 weeknight in 10 and approx. 1 weekend in 5.
  • CPD encouraged to further your own interests and funded to certificate level for a long term candidate.
  • RCVS, VDS, BVA and one other professional membership fees paid
  • We take mental health seriously and subscribe to an employee assistance programme.
  • Attendance at the XL Vets Small Animal Graduate Development Programme
  • We are an approved graduate development practice with currently 4 registered vetGDP mentors.
  • We actively encourage mentorship and pay a bonus to our vetGDP mentors. We also have access to internal and external XLVets "Mentoring Matters" mentors.
  • We have a generous salary package, well above the most recent SPVS survey, at £35,100.
  • Due to our large team, plenty of support, mentoring and varied caseload, we will make any new graduate a great vet.

To find out more about us, you can find our Vets Stay Go Diversify Company Profile and Interview the Boss here:


To apply or for an informal discussion please contact:

Gillian Jackson, Practice Manager, Millcroft Veterinary Group, Wakefield Road, Cockermouth, CA13 0HR,

by email matt@millcroftvets.co.uk

by telephone: 01900 826666


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