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Veterinary Surgeon - Londonderry

Drumahoe Veterinary Clinic
Salary from £29,000 negotiable D.O.E.
Closing date
10 Nov 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
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Job Details

The Role

We are looking for an experienced small animal vet surgeon to work within our Drumahoe & White House veterinary practices ideally on a full-time basis (we can consider part time applications). Working on caseloads from Orthopaedics, dentals, soft tissue surgery, medicine cases as well as routine surgeries.


Working 38 hours per week (Full time)

4.5 days per week

OOH rota is 1:18 weekends – with an additional day off the following week after on call

Weekends 1:3 nights – with a half day off the following week after on call nights

About the practice(s)

Situated in the beautiful city of Derry both clinics have new modern facilities and equipment within the practices. We are RCVS accredited in all three areas of Small Animal, Large Animal & Equine. The team consists of 13 Vets, 8 RVN, 5 ACA/SVN & 6 support staff. One of our vets holds 2 certificates one in Surgery & one in Medicine. Another vet has done advanced CPD on orthopaedics surgery and we fully support and fund additional CPD.

We have a dedicated and modern operating theatre, an adjacent hospital unit to offer pre and post -operative care, minor theatre unit for all our routine procedures and dental work.

Candidate requirements

Ideally looking for an experienced small animal vet surgeon that is competent in all routine surgeries and have sole charge experience but can also consider new graduates for this role as full support will be given. Must be RVCS registered, relocation package available.

Salary from £29,000 negotiable D.O.E.

Benefits (subject to pro rata) 

•    5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays

•    5 days paid CPD leave

•    £1250 CPD Allowance per annum

•    Private Medical Insurance

•    VDS Membership paid

•    BVA Membership paid

•    Service based holiday entitlement increases

•    Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay

•    Enhanced paternity pay

•    Birthday leave

•    Discounted veterinary fees

•    My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships

•    Cycle to Work scheme

•    Pension

•    CPD/training support

•    Paid bereavement leave

•    Company sick pay

•    Employee opinion survey

•    Free uniform in a number of roles

•    Annual pay reviews

•    Social events

•    Sponsorship for overseas employees

•    Academy & Leadership courses

•    Focus on employee wellbeing

•    Relocation packages

•    Career progression opportunities

•    Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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Our veterinary practice has established itself amongst the local community since 1969 and now provides care to thousands of pets every year.  We are a RCVS Accredited Practice, in all three areas, Small Animal, Large Animal and Equine.

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with excellence in pet healthcare.  Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualifications.  We are a Royal College Registered Practice for Veterinary Nurse Training.

Find Us
Drumahoe Veterinary Clinic
4 Ardlough Rd
BT47 5SW
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