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Careers & Opportunities

We’re looking for talented individuals to join us and become part of the North Star Vets success story. Opportunities are available for new practice openings across the North West.

Veterinary Surgeon – Burford Lane Vets. Lymm, Cheshire

All applications considered

We're looking for an experienced vet with a strong surgical bias to join the caring team at our independent practice. This position may suit a certificate holder, a candidate wishing to pursue a surgery certificate, or someone who is keen to concentrate on surgery with less consulting. OV status would be an advantage, as would a graduate mentor. 

We have an experienced team of three vets, two RVN's, one trainee, and four receptionists, with a growing, thriving client base, and a great relationship with the local community as can be seen by our over 300 five star Google reviews. You can check them out here: 

Our fellow practices in Westbrook and Sandymoor are both within a 30-minute drive. There are certificate holders at these surgeries in Medicine, Ophthalmology and Imaging so a vast array of experienced support is always available. 

Our practice has been built to the highest spec with all new equipment in order to create an environment we are all incredibly proug to work in. Should you have a special interest, we are fully commited to investing in equipment needed to support that. 

We are continuing to build a practice that encourages a collaborative and supportive team approach that helps our team members thrive. Full-time members of our team have the option to work four days out of five with a dedicated day off every week and we outsource our out of hours work to protect our team's work-life balance. 

The relationshis we build with our clients and their community are very natural - and the reason for that is we care so much and what we do is authentic. We are invested in supporting our community with sponsorship of events, visiting schools and aim to continue to positively integrate in our local area. 

If joining our mature, caring team sounds like it could be for you, we'd love to hear from you. 

We do everything we can to look after our colleagues, including:

  • Flexible working patterns catered for, including part time applications
  • Full time is 38 hours per week, 8.30am-6pm Mon-Fri and one in three Saturdays mornings 9am-12pm.
  • Salary of £40,000-£70,000 per annum (based on full time hours)
  • £2000 CPD budget per annum, pro rata (based on full time hours)
  • No on call
  • Seven weeks holiday entitlement
  • Private health insurance and access to a 24 hour vet helpline
  • VDS and RCVS fees paid for, plus one paid subscription of your choice
  • Employer pension scheme
  • Generous employee discount for your own pets

To find out more you can call our practice director Rachel for a chat on 01925 949949 or apply now by sending your CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Veterinary Surgeon - Sandymoor Vets, Runcorn

Hours: All part time working patterns considered + two Saturdays in every three

Package: £40,000 - £65,000 annual salary (FTE)

We’re looking for an enthusiastic vet to join our exciting, independent, young practice on a part-time basis as a key member of our team.

We’ve made a real link within the Runcorn community, as can be seen by our over 200 five-star reviews. Things are going so well that we’re expanding our weekend offering.

We are looking for a part time vet and will consider all working patterns. The role will also include working two out of three Saturdays, between the hours of 09:00 – 13:00.

Our practice has been built to the highest spec with all new equipment in order to create an environment we are all incredibly proud to work in. You’ll be supported by our team, led by our practice director and vet Becky Crossfield. You can find out more about Becky and our practice on our website here:

Our fellow North Star practices, Burford Lane and Westbrook, are both within 30 minutes drive, meaning support is available should the unexpected occur.

The relationships we build with our clients are very natural – and the reason for that is we care so much, and what we do is authentic. You can see from our Google reviews that this isn’t just talk. We’re really making an impact. Check them out here:

To find out more call our practice director Becky for a chat on 01928 641641 - or to apply send your CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joint business opportunities - Veterinary surgeon

New Practice Openings - Warrington, plus additional opportunities across the North West

  • Package: +£60k +Profit Share + Equity
  • Full Time

Come and be part of something special

The opportunity

Our new, innovative, joint venture model is opening new practices in two amazing locations, and we’re looking for the right people to make them a success. 

This is an opportunity to become an equity partner – no investment required – in your own practice, to have the freedom to recruit your own team and to run it as you wish. Plus we’ll give you the support and expertise of a highly experienced team, covering finance, HR, property, marketing and clinical practice. 

All we need from you is a commitment to uphold our standards and ethics, and to develop a modern, forward-thinking, compassionate experience for our clients and patients.

The role

As the practice director, you will be expected to carry out a wide range of tasks, leading your clinical team, caring for pets and setting standards. 

North Star Vets is committed to designing the best care package possible for each client and patient, and you and your team will be responsible for delivering that service in your practice.

The successful candidate

We’re looking for a candidate with a minimum of three years of post qualification experience, who is confident and capable of handling the day-to-day tasks of a small animal veterinary surgeon.

They will also be a leader and a convincing communicator, capable of hiring and managing a team motivated to deliver a fantastic service. 

We want somebody who is excited by our goal of creating the best independent practices possible, and who can bring new ideas to the table in our pursuit of this.

The package

As well as a generous starting salary, we’re offering both a profit share and an equity stake to the successful candidate. That means owning equity in a practice without having to borrow a huge sum of money to buy-in. 

Naturally, we’ll provide generous CPD funding and support any ideas to grow your practice. We believe in a work-life balance with 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and no nights. 

We have ambitious plans to open practices across the North West in the near future, with further joint business opportunities for motivated vets. For an informal chat in complete confidence call Christy Kenyon on 07814 254 124 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sean Cleary explains what we can offer to vets.

Interested in joining our team?

When we tell our clients that we’re their practice for life we mean it – and that applies to our team members too.

With an experienced team and ambitious growth plans to open a network of practices around the North West, we offer talented vets, nurses and front of house specialists the opportunity to take ownership over how they build their careers, and we support the right people in opening and growing their own practice.

Put simply, there is no career in veterinary practice that our group won’t be able to support, and there’s no role you could imagine that we won’t be able to provide. The future really is that bright, as we build our group across the North West.

If you’re talented, proactive and keen to push your career forward, and what you’ve read here excites you, we want to hear from you.

Get in touch with our team for a confidential, informal chat to find out more about our plans, and how you can fit into them.

Call our talent manager Christy Kenyon on 07814 254 124, or send her an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.