Veterinary Surgeon - Small Animal Referral Caseload (occasional farm work)

Location Tipperary
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons, Mixed Vet (Small and Large), Mixed Vet (Small, Large and Equine), Mixed Vet (Small and Equine), Referral Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: €65k + Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

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Job ref: SGIRTIP
Published: about 1 month ago

​We are represnting a primarily a mixed practice located in Tipperary. Established over 20 years ago, the clinic has a long-standing history of treating pets and farm animals will all forms of injuries and ailments. Their practice has evolved greatly throughout the years to keep up with ever advancing veterinary technology and services.

As a valued team member you will have the opportunity to improve your skills working alongside their amazing team of certificate holders in a state-of-the-art fully equipped small animal hospital.

The team is made up of 7 Veterinary Surgeons, 5 Veterinary Nuses and 2 Animal Care Assistants. They also have an extended team of support staff to make sure that Vets and Nurses can focus on delivering exceptional patient care.

The Veterinary team holds a range of certificates in Small Animal Surgery, Cardiology, Ultrasound and Dairy Herd Health.

The practice offer a range of referral services in various areas including Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Ultrasound and Reproduction. They also offer additional services in Laparoscopic Spays, Canine Health Schemes, Idexx Equipped Laboratory, Canine Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy. They are particularly proud of their specialized services in Canine Reproduction and are passionate about providing a full range of services to ensure a healthy breeding regime in order to produce the next generation of genetically healthy puppies. We are the only veterinary establishment in Ireland offering the service of transcervical insemination using a camera guided scope.

The Role

  • This is a Full-time, Permanent position withthe majority of your workload being Small Animal.

  • A small portion of your role will also involve large animal work with the occasional farm call and OOH work.

  • The typical work week is over 5 days/40 hours  - with a day in lieu given when working any weekends.

  • The OOH Rota is 1 in 6 weekends and 1 night midweek on call.

Applicant Requirements

The suitable candidate must be registered with the VCI and eligible to work in Ireland.

You would also require a full, clean driver's license for the role. A certain degree of experience in small animal surgery and internal medicine is required. Also, a basic level of experience in farm animal practice is required.


  • 22 days Annual Leave

  • Salary is up to €65,000 depending on experience.

  • Focus on Employee Wellbeing

  • Paid Maternity Leave Package

  • Paid Paternity Leave

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Full access to EAP and Wellbeing Centre

  • Paid Bereavement Leave

  • Company Sick Pay

  • €1300 annual CPD allowance with 5 days paid CPD days – subject to pro rata

  • Funding of any Certificates /  Diplomas / PhD’s you may want to pursue

  • Career Progression Opportunities, both clinical and non-clinical

  • VCI membership paid

  • VDS cover paid

  • Additional Benefits

  • Annual Pay Reviews

  • Discounted Veterinary Fees

If you are a Mixed Veterinary Surgeon with a preference to Small Animal work wanting to develop this area and do occasional large animal work - Get in touch with Sophie today for a chat!

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 028 8744 0649.

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