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Mixed/Farm Veterinary Surgeon - Maghera, Londonderry

Glenshane Veterinary Clinics
Maghera, Londonderry
Saalary from “up to £45,000 negotiable DOE”
Closing date
14 Feb 2022
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Mixed/Farm Veterinary Surgeon required at Glenshane Veterinary Clinic in Maghera, Londonderry
The Role

Glenshane veterinary clinic is looking for a Mixed Veterinary Surgeon to work within their Maghera branch, with a bias for sheep, beef and horses but also helping with some consulting in small animals. This role could suit a Veterinary Surgeon looking to work in mainly farm with some small animal and Equine work or a Veterinary Surgeon looking for a mixed role equally split across all areas.


45 hours per week

Winter rota 1:4 nights and weekends

Summer rota 1 night on call every 2 weeks

1 Friday night, Saturday morning every 8 weeks

1 Saturday and Sunday weekend every 8 weeks

You will be off a long weekend, either Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Monday after your weekend on duty.


Up to £45,000 negotiable DOE

About Us

We are a 3-branch practice, in the middle of the Sperrin Mountains, with only a 40-minute drive to our stunning North Coast, 40-minute drive to our airports and 40-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Belfast or Derry city life. Two of our branches have farm animal crush and pen and we have all the usual equipment in the main branch for both farm and small animal practice including easy scan/small animal ultrasound, IDEXX lab station, microscope, x-ray, endoscope, ECG, kennelling/stabling facilities, small ruminant operating table, and a horse stock.

We have a team of 8 Veterinary Surgeons of which 3 have 20 years’ experience in farm, Small Animal, and Equine and 1 Veterinary Surgeon has 10 years farm vet experience. These 4 Veterinary Surgeons have been with Glenshane Vets for 10 years. We also have two 2019 graduates (previously EMS students at our clinic) and one 2020 graduate currently on our Graduate Academy. We have an enormously dedicated Veterinary Nursing team made up of 2 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 3 Student Veterinary Nurses

Applicant Requirements
Our ideal candidate will be an experienced Mixed Veterinary Surgeon particularly with experience on farm animals (Calving, C-sections, uterine twist) and happy to do some horse work (no PPE, but reproduction knowledge would be beneficial) as well as experience in small animal procedures including neutering dogs and cats, pyo op & basic emergency and critical care skills. Must be RCVS registered
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata
Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
CPD paid days and allowance
L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
Private Medical Insurance
BVA Membership paid
VDS cover
Birthday leave
Discounted veterinary fees
Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
Cycle to Work scheme
Service-related company sick pay
Sponsorship for overseas employees
Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
Relocation packages
Career progression opportunities
Free flu jabs
As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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. Please quote BH3480 when applying for this role.

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Local vets in Londonderry.

We aim to provide the best veterinary care possible for animals of all sizes.

Small Animals
Our companion animal services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventative care for healthy pets – early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

Large Animals
Glenshane Vets' Farm Animal Services aim to work pro-actively on farm animal care with a focus on Preventative Herd Health and Fertility Management alongside our efficient Out of Hours Veterinary Service.

Glenshane Veterinary Clinics cover Mid Ulster from Plumbridge to Garvagh, Maghera to Kilrea, Portglenone to Toome, Rasharkin to Bellaghy, Dungiven to Draperstown. We pride ourselves on traditional service values but with a modern approach to complement the needs of today's farmers. We have an experienced team of farm vets with expertise in the dairy, beef, sheep, farm pets and the pig sector.

Our Farm Vets provide a range of quality services, tailored to your needs. This, together with our very competitive medicine list, enables us to work with farmers to help make them more efficient and profitable.

Find Us
1 Ballinahone Road
Co Londonderry
BT46 5DL
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