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Small Animal Vet - Alsager

County Vet Group - Asager
Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent
Attractive salary and benefits package
Closing date
22 Nov 2021

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Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
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Looking for a new adventure? Want to be part of a super caring, welcoming and experienced Team? Looking for a good work / life balance with no OOH?  

Depending on experience, we are offering between £35k to £58k, attractive practice bonus scheme, relocation packages for candidates moving to the area, Visa costs fully supported and a highly competitive benefits package!

County Vets is an award winning, outstanding RCVS practice offering excellent working conditions. We believe in offering a good work / life balance and are open to chatting about both full & part time options. 

The Practice: You will be working within a well-equipped small animal practice, with an in house laboratory, digital x-ray, ultrasound and laparoscopic facilities. You will be surrounded by a friendly and experienced team of vets and nurses who always deliver an ethical and gold standard service to our clients.

Our Team: Our experienced team comprises of  a Clinical director- cert AVP holder, we also have visiting cardiology/orthopaedic/soft tissue certificate holders. Our vets have an interest in a range of specialities which includes medicine, acupuncture, surgery and exotics allowing us to offer our clients a comprehensive range of clinical services.

Our Rota: We like to offer flexibility. Our full time option would work up to 40 hours a week over 4 days, however we welcome applications for part time and can even offer a school hours' role. The Saturday weekend rota is 2:7 Saturdays. We also benefit from having no OOHs

You will receive an attractive benefits package which includes: 

  • Salary £35k - £58k (DOE) + attractive BONUS scheme and paid fees. 
  • Holidays: Up to 7 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays (or equivalent) with our Buy/Sell holiday scheme - allowing you to purchase an additional two weeks of annual leave
  • Receive an extra days leave each year in your first 5 years at CVS
  • Visa costs supported and relocation packages available
  • CPD supported and encouraged, growth in area of interest encouraged
  • CVS Sharesave scheme
  • Heavily discounted pet products and services
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity benefits
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance programme - we care about you, your mental health and wellbeing and we will support our people in every way 
  • Access to subsidised gym membership and cycle to work incentives
  • Perkbox offering a variety of hospitality retail and entertainment discounts
  • A progressive and caring culture where we have your best interests at heart 

For an informal chat text or call Emily on 07500 064185. Or to apply via our online portal click ‘Apply Now'


CVS Group plc is one of the leading veterinary services providers in the UK and owns over 450 veterinary surgeries throughout the UK and the Netherlands. These surgeries include seven referral practices providing first class specialist treatment. We also operate four laboratories performing diagnostics services for the veterinary industry and seven pet crematoria. The Group includes Animed Direct, an online store selling medicines, pet food and other animal related products.

CVS (UK) Limited was established in August 1999 to acquire and operate veterinary practices which were well established within their local community and had a reputation for high quality service. It was recognised that the value of these businesses lay in the quality of their staff and the relationship they enjoyed with their existing clients. To build on this CVS provides professional management expertise in the areas of finance, personnel, practice management, Health & Safety etc, thereby relieving local staff of many administrative tasks, to enable them to concentrate on clinical care.

As the number of acquisitions increased so did the diversity of operational styles and approaches. These are shared on a regular basis at meetings where clinical directors and other key staff consider alternative approaches to common problems. The two day CVS annual conference is now a major event in the veterinary calendar providing a broad range of CPD and where new initiatives are considered and fed back to each of the businesses.

From 2001 CVS diversified into many other aspects of veterinary business. This diversification includes veterinary laboratories, veterinary crematoria, a locum and recruitment agency, an online dispensary, and own labelled products. Currently a key focus is the expansion of its own centres of excellence providing multi-disciplinary referral services to its own practices and to the veterinary profession at large. It is also expanding its network of out-of-hours emergency centres to ensure that its clients get the best possible care whatever their needs. A recent addition to this diversification is the establishment of grooming parlours at some of its larger practices.

A major feature of CVS’s practice division is the Healthy Pet Club which provides inexpensive annual cover for routine treatments such as worms and fleas and regular health checks. With over 300,000 members this now provides a significant cost saving for clients.

CVS employs an increasing number of veterinary specialists who offer invaluable advice to their colleagues and lead the internal CPD programme. Through this support for quality CPD many of the company’s veterinary surgeons have acquired new skills of value to their colleagues elsewhere in the group. The establishment of a New Graduate scheme and the MiNurse Academy are part of a fuller CPD programme which includes more formal business skills training.

CVS has selected some single suppliers for certain types of product which has enabled us to get more competitive prices and better support from the manufacturers. However care is taken not to compromise clinical judgment through our selection of products, and this is achieved by having all decisions on the choice of veterinary products decided by a team of qualified veterinary surgeons.

CVS continues to acquire more veterinary practices and associated businesses but each one is considered with care to ensure that they are compatible with the CVS culture. The key attributes of the practices are their location, their current standing in the local community, their overall performance and the willingness of the existing practice team to embrace the CVS approach to business.

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CVS Group PLc
CVS House
Owen Road
IP22 4ER
United Kingdom
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