Millcroft Veterinary Group is a fiercely independent, six-centre, mixed practice in the western Lake District. We currently have an opportunity for an experienced vet to join our friendly 27-vet team in a range of working patterns.
Millcroft Veterinary Group is a member of XLVets, a community of independently-owned veterinary practices. Our independence means there are genuine opportunities for business ownership and we are committed to independent succession.
We have a busy and varied caseload of farm animal work with a 50:50 dairy-to-beef split, a thriving sheep business and numerous camelids. The farms are a real mix of historic, generational Lake District hill farms through to large and progressive dairy farms.
Our large animal work is 90% farm and 10% first opinion equine but there is room to do more equine.
- Package up to £70k DOE for a 42hr week. We are SPVS members who pay attention to the recent salary surveys with vets paid well above the SPVS survey national median, despite being in Northern England.
- A 4-day week as standard with options to increase salary or reduce working hours.
- Excellent facilities including portable digital radiography and numerous portable ultrasound units.
- Large-animal-only on-call rota. 1 weeknight per week, alternating between first and second, and 1 weekend in 5.
- CPD is encouraged to further your own interests and funded to Certificate / Masters / PGDip level for a long-term candidate.
- In addition to CPD allowance, we provide 1 week pro-rata paid CPD time
- RCVS, VDS, and one other professional membership fee of your choice BCVA, SVS
- 238 hours of annual leave to include public holidays, with additional allowance for long service.
- Hours worked overtime returned as time off in lieu.
- Optional holiday purchase scheme of up to 1 week pro-rata.
- Relocation support - we have two practice houses, so often accommodation is available as part of the package
- We take mental health seriously and subscribe to an employee assistance programme which provides 24/7 support as well as counselling sessions
- Cycle to work scheme
- Discounted gym membership
- Company pension
- Discounted veterinary fees and free membership to our Lifetime Care Cub
- Team social events
- Flu vaccine
Still need to be convinced?
- We are proud, active members of XLVets, and recent winners of the XLVet's "Inspirational Teams" award.
- We have a busy and varied caseload of farm animal medicine - perfect for aspirant certificate holders.
- We’re situated in the heart of the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site which presents a wealth of opportunities for walkers, horse-riders, kayakers, runners, mountaineers, climbers, paragliders, wild-swimmers and even skiers.