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Graduate Veterinary Surgeon - County Down

Castle Veterinary Group, Co. Down
Castlewellan, Newry, Mourne & Down
Starting salary of £30,000 per annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2022
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Job Details

The Role

An excellent opportunity has become available for a Graduate Veterinary Surgeon to join Castle Vet Group!  Build your Brilliant future with IVC Evidensia.

The team are looking for someone join in a mixed capacity, with a caseload of 50% small 25% farm and 25% equine. They are eager to support a new graduate to help them grow and develop their skills and aspire for them to be an experienced member of the team with excellent relationships in the community.

The role is 40 hours per week plus OOHs and weekends on rota.

About Us

Modern purpose built two centred mixed practice with in-house labs, digital X-Ray, ultrasound, ECG, orthopaedic equipment and much more.

Based at the foothills of the beautiful Mourne Mountains. 30 minutes to Belfast and 90 minutes to Dublin.

About the Team and Culture

Large support team, plus 9 Vets with certificate holders in medicine, small animal surgery and advanced orthopaedics, plus a wonderful 5 Nurse team. They hold regular meetings as a practice to keep communication up to a high standard. They also enjoy regular social events together, which they would love their new graduate to get involved in.

The practice is passionate about building good relationships with the local community and is currently filming with the BBC Mountain Vets programme.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a new Graduate Veterinary Surgeon, eligible to register with the RCVS.


Brilliant Rewards

  • Starting salary of £30,000 per annum
  • £5000 Welcome payment (subject to tax deductions) paid at the beginning of year 1
  • All professional memberships paid for the first two years
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employer pension contribution
  • Attendance to a national veterinary conference event each year as well as our own graduate academy conference
  • 5 weeks paid holiday plus birthday leave (not including bank holidays)
  • Discounted gym membership, cashback benefits system

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.

Join a company full of brilliant people and build your brilliant future on the IVC Evidensia Vet Surgeon Graduate Academy. Please quote BH4027 when applying for this role.

To submit your application click the apply button.


Vets in Castlewellan and Downpatrick.

  • Compassionate and expert staff caring for your pet
  • 24-hour emergency service available 
  • Free parking at all locations
  • Modern state-of-the-art premises
  • Large animal clinic
  • Established over 25 years 
  • Full diagnostic facilities 
  • Ultrasound and x-ray facilities available     
  • RCVS accredited Tier 2 Practice
  • Surgical theatres in all locations
  • Approved Veterinary Nurse training practice
  • Friendly and welcoming support staff
  • Nursing clinics including: weight management, nutrition, dental care
  • Highly trained veterinary surgeons and nurses who are constantly updated on the latest innovations and protocols


Find Us
8 Dublin Road
Co Down
BT31 9AQ
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