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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 - Sandymoor Vets, Runcorn

Hours: Full time 

Package: £40,000 - £65,000 annual salary, based upon experience

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

We’ve made a real link within the Runcorn community, as can be seen by our over 240 five-star reviews. Things are going so well that we’re expanding our team with a full time position, working four days per week as well as as a half day on one in three Saturdays. 

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. Should you have a special interest, we're fully commited to invsting in equipment needed to support that.

As the second vet to join the team you'll have the scope to really make a difference, connecting with clients in an up-and-coming community and bonding with our lovely team.

You’ll find lots of support, 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 group of three independant practices are small but we have a great wealth of knowledge within the team. That means we have a great foundation to build from, but with lots of opportunity for people with the right ethos and values to come in and make a real impact. Our sister practices, Burford Lane and Westbrook, are both within 30 minutes drive, meaning support is available if you need it or 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:

What we can offer you

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

  • Full time is 38 hours per week over four days, 8am - 6pm, Monday - Friday and one in threee Saturdays, 9am - 1pm
  • Salary of £40,000 - £65,000 per annum (FTE)
  • £2,000 CPD budget per annum (FTE)
  • No on all
  • Seven weeks holiday entitlement 
  • Private health insurance and access to a 24 hour vet helpline
  • VDS and RCVS fees paid for
  • Employer pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Generous employee discount for your own pets 

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.

Take a tour of a 'North Star Vets' Practice

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.