Join the Valentine's Vets team!

We’re always open to hearing from qualified vets, nurses and support team professionals who are interested in joining our practice. 

Our friendly and experienced team are actively encouraged to pursue further qualifications and development opportunities, and have access to top-of-the-range facilities and equipment at our sites in Castleton and Middleton

We relish the opportunity to provide great care to local pets, and enjoy being a longstanding provider of care in our community. 

For a confidential, informal chat about our availability, get in touch. 



Current Vacancies

Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Are you looking for a great work-life balance, job security and clinical freedom?  

Valentines are a friendly, first opinion, two branch practice, with a relaxed working environment, looking to welcome a Small Animal Vet to join our team at our Castleton Branch, nestled to the North East of Manchester, with the backdrop of the Pennines and Peak District National Park nearby.

We have exciting plans for this year, with renovations and a new design for our Castleton Branch well under way and due to complete summer 2023. 

We are an established, friendly Veterinary Practice in the centre of Castleton, Greater Manchester. Located just 4 minutes off the M62/M60 motorway network, with great transport links to Manchester and surrounding areas, Castleton train station is just 5 mins walk from the Practice, and with the train to Manchester taking only 14 minutes, and running at 30 minute intervals, the city centre is within easy reach. We boast a very outgoing, capable, and co-operative team with low staff turnover as testament to this. We are moving the practice forward and have renovations well under way.  

We seek for a relatively experienced, progressive, and friendly Veterinary Surgeon, who can communicate well with both our team and valued clients. We value the opinions of our whole team, and the right candidate will have the desire to be involved in our development and growth. Our client base is loyal and longstanding because Valentine’s have an excellent reputation that has been largely built on recommendations.  

Equipment and facilities, including x-ray, laboratory, ultrasound and dental, are on site and we have established relationships with a large range of local referral practices when required. 

What we offer: 

  •  Salary up to £75,000 pro rata - dependent upon experience
  •  Full or part-time position, Flexible hours - all considered
  •  No OOHs.
  •  6pm finish time Monday – Friday
  •  Some Saturday mornings available (9.30am-12pm) with flexible rota
  •  Only occasional sole charge


  •  RCVS and VDS fees covered plus two other membership subscriptions
  •  Generous CPD budget
  •  Even more generous own pets’ cost price discount
  •  Pension and Health Scheme incorporated
  •  6.6 weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays, with the option to buy up to 10, or sell 5, days' leave, allowing flexibility for longer holiday adventures
  •  Enhanced maternity, paternity and sick pay
  •  Focus on employee well-being


If you think this is the job for you or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Practice Manager Lindsay Bowden - 

Veterinary Nurse

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