Large animal veterinary surgeon- (County Down)

Location Kilkeel
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons, Large Animal Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £35k-£45k
Contact name: Paul

Contact email:
Job ref: PMC5013
Published: 4 days ago

We at Lloyd & Cowan are delighted to be working with a practice who are searching for a warm, out-going, passionate, and inspiring Large Animal Veterinary Surgeon. They are based in the beautiful countryside of South Down, which gives you lots of options for enjoying time away from work. They’re a close-knit team who all chip in together to ensure that they hit the highest standards and have fun while they do so.


As a mixed practice, it’s essential you understand the way of life of their pet owners and farmers. They’ll give you excellent backup and support along the way to achieve this.

Their team cohesion is strong and includes locals who know the area and its people. They’re passionate about their community, and they all work together to ensure they provide not just a top service, but one catered specifically to their neighbours and clients.


  • Across the year it is largely cattle work – 70% suckler and 30% dairy

  • Springtime (March-May): 50% sheep, 50% cattle (beef/cattle)

  • After May, sheep work is very infrequent.

The role sees you work a 1 in 4 OOH rota on the weekends, with a small radius of cover. Monday to Friday you’ll work a 9am-6pm week.

An attractive salary in the range of £35,000 to £45,000 is on offer with a view to becoming part of the practice management team in the future.

Other Benefits include:

  • 6.6 weeks paid holiday including Bank Holidays

  • Opportunity to buy and sell holidays

  • £1750 CPD Allowance per annum – more if a certificate holder

  • HealthShield – wide ranging contributions for health and wellbeing treatments – from dentistry to sports massage

  • RCVS Membership paid

  • Two other membership subscriptions

  • VDS cover

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

  • Discounted Veterinary fees

  • My Benefits – various discounts including retail & gym memberships

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • CPD/training support

  • Company sick pay

  • Colleague engagement survey

  • Annual pay reviews

  • Focus on employee wellbeing

  • Career progression opportunities.

If you wish to apply send a CV through the link with a mention of when you will be available for a registration call. ​

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Paul on 07936947875 or email a CV to If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068.If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them. ​

If we successfully place someone, you've referred to us; we'll give you £200 in high street vouchers as a way of saying thank you. ​

All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.