An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team!
We are a busy first opinion practice covering 2 sites. Day-to-day duties include a few morning consults followed by planned surgery/operations for that day before lunch then afternoon consults until 6pm. Depending on the applicant’s choice of full or part-time hours, the days per week can be flexible. OOH is shared with a neighbouring practice giving a great work/life balance of 1 in 10 weeknights, 1 in 5 Saturdays and 1 in 10 Sundays.
Salary for this role is up to £50,000 DOE
At our practice, we pride ourselves on doing the absolute best for our clients and their pets in the local community. We are a long-established family practice with a very experienced team that joined IVC last year to augment our drive to provide the best working environment for staff and in turn optimum service to our clients. We have purpose-built facilities including digital x-ray, ultrasound scanner, IDEXX in-house lab etc. We have 2 certificate holders and are also a training practice for vet nurses. We can provide accommodation if required and benefit from our location being only 30 minutes from Belfast and 40 minutes from the beautiful North Coast.
About the Team and Culture
We have a very sociable and welcoming team made up of 6 small animal vets & 4 farm animal vets including 2 certificate holders plus 15 nursing and support staff. You will need excellent communication skills, a sense of humor, and the ability to problem solve in an environment where every day is different! Locally, we sponsor a number of sporting teams/clubs (rugby, hockey, swimming) and events (Ladies Golf Open, Ploughing & Vintage Society) within the community, and our SA Clinical Director also does educational school talks to emphasise responsible pet care and safety around animals. We are very aware of the importance of a happy team and care deeply about staff mental health and well-being.
The role is ideally suited to those with experience although new graduates are welcome to apply with structured support in-house & tailored CPD offered through the IVC Graduate Academy.
Because our employees matter
We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises, and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:
6 weeks holiday including bank holidays
Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
Your birthday as a paid day off
Private medical insurance
Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
Cycle to Work scheme
Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
Non-accidental injury support
£1200 CPD allowance with 3 days paid pro-rata
Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
Infection Prevention and Control Programme
Quality Improvement Programme
Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
Discounted staff pet care
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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