Farm Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Glenshane Veterinary Clinics (Grooming), Maghera
Maghera, GB
4d ago

The Role

Glenshane Veterinary Clinic have an exciting opportunity for a Farm Veterinary Surgeon to join their friendly team based at their Maghera, Kilrea and Dungiven surgeries.

This role would suit a Veterinary Surgeon looking to work in a dairy-beef-sheep practice. There is the option of adding in some small animal and equine work.

The standard full-time vet rota consists of a 45-hour week, working 1 weekend in 4 with a long weekend off in lieu the following week.

There is an OOH requirement to work 1 night per week on call, in the winter months and 1 night per week on call every fortnight, in summer months.

Although this is advertised as a full-time role, we are open to both full time and part time applications.

The salary on offer for this role is up to £50,000 depending on experience plus a relocation allowance of up to £5000.

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 and Glens, 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 a 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, laparoscope for farm, 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 with 10 years plus farm vet experience.

These 4 Veterinary Surgeons have been with Glenshane Vets for 10 years. We also have a new 2022 graduate lined up to start on our Graduate Academy.

We have an enormously dedicated Veterinary Nursing team made up of 3 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 2 Student Veterinary Nurses.

Applicant Requirements

Our ideal candidate will be a Farm Veterinary Surgeon with some experience (Calving, C-sections, uterine twist, etc) and happy to do some horse work (1st opinion, no PPE, but reproduction knowledge would be beneficial).

We will consider keen and confidant newly graduated Veterinary Surgeons.

Must be RCVS registered or in the process to be 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.

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