Graduate Programme

As a trading name of VetPartners, The Willows Veterinary Group is a multi-species group, encompassing SA, Farm and Equine. Within the Small Animal function, we have 23 Small Animal practices including an RCVS Tier 3 Hospital and a specialist Referral centre, Oakwood Veterinary Referrals. Our practices are based largely in and around the Cheshire, Manchester, and Staffordshire areas.

Graduate Programme

Graduate positions

We have an exciting opportunity for a Small Animal Graduate Vet to join our team for September 2023.

We are looking for a graduate to join one of our 1st Opinion branch practices within mid Cheshire.  The role will involve working full-time (37.5hours per week) alongside experienced vets plus supporting on a weekend and bank holiday rota at our Tier 3 RCVS accredited Hospital in Northwich, Cheshire.  You will also spend a 4-week rotation on the OOH function.

During your time as a New Graduate, you will be assigned your own Vet GDP advisor where you will be given all the support required within your first year. There will be 10 CPD days. 1 per month where you will join all the other 2023 Graduate cohort that have joined a VetPartners practice, we will also host internal CPD and social events.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits packing including:

  • 6.6 weeks holiday entitlement of your working hours
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • RCVS membership reimbursed and VDS cover
  • Monthly CPD paid for by VetPartners, where you can meet the whole graduate cohort
  • Enhanced sick, parental leave, Buy/Sell Holiday, and cycle to work scheme
  • Staff discounts for your pets
  • Healthshield wellbeing programme

If you wish to find out more about the Small Animal Graduate Programme, please contact Louise White direct on 01606 339899 or to apply for one of these positions, please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to The closing date will be Tuesday 31st May 2023.