Senior Farm Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Location Northern Ireland
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons, Large Animal Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £45-£65k + Benefits Package!!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Job ref: SGLAGDN
Published: 12 months ago

Warm, out-going, passionate, and inspiring Experienced Veterinary Surgeon? Raise your hand if that’s you, you’ll be working with a variety of Farm Animals.

We are representing a Great mixed practice nestled in rural South Down, therefore it’s essential you understand the way of life of their farmers - The clinic will give you excellent backup and support along the way to achieve this....

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

The Role:

The role is a large animal and the split is as follows:

  • 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.

Other Benefits include:

  • An attractive salary in the range of £45,000 - £65,000 is on offer with a view to becoming part of the practice management team in the future.

  • Accommodation / vehicle available if required

  • 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 are an Experienced Large Vet wanting to progress into management within a great practice setting- Get in Touch Today with Sophie!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 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.