As the opening date of our new purpose-built clinic approaches (Winter ‘23), we are delighted to accept applications from now on from referral veterinary practitioners who are interested in joining our Surgical Referral team.
Find your purpose in our purpose-built clinic
Ark Vets in Galway is a 2-branch, small animal group located in the beautiful coastal city of Galway.
The referral clinic has dedicated clean, spacious, theatres and range of equipment required to offer the level of high-quality referral services our colleagues have come to expect from the only dedicated full-time surgical referral service on the West coast of Ireland. Our specialized equipment includes:
In addition to two existing surgeons, we also have an experienced Small Animal Medicine certified clinician and visiting ophthalmologist and physiotherapist who provide a comprehensive service for our patients, colleagues and clients.
Our current referral centre takes on a very busy caseload from over 150 practitioners. Our clinic expansion will allow us to provide our high standard service to many more.
At Ark Vets, we are creating a unique opportunity for a referral surgeon to be a part of something special from the very beginning. This clinic will be the largest referral centre on the West Coast with the capacity to treat thousands of pets per year. From the site we will provide multi-discipline veterinary referrals. Our clinic has easy access from the M6 connecting us to the midlands and Dublin on the East Coast.
As one of the Referral Surgeons you will be an integral member of our mission as we continue to grow the centre’s reputation by providing world-class clinical standards. Your expertise in the field will enhance our formidable reputation. In your role you will be supported by two of our Clinical Directors, experienced referral clinicians in their own rights, Drs Aidan Miller and James Dunne, along with our experienced team of Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurses, Practice Manager and receptionists. A number of our Veterinary team hold certificates in Surgery, Medicine, Emergency and Critical Care, Anaesthesia and Analgesia, among other interests and areas of expertise. A specialist in Ophthalmology also visits our clinic monthly.
This is a permanent, full-time or part-time position for an experienced Referral Veterinary Surgeon.
Up to 40 hours or 3-5 days per week. Weekends and OOH are negotiable.
Your duties will include:
Salary for this position is highly competitive and commensurate with level of experience and certification.
A relocation allowance of up to €5000 if relocating for the role (Terms & Conditions apply).
Any applicant must be VCI registered or eligible to register.
Ideally possess a Board certification in Small Animal Surgery; however, strong consideration will be given to residency-trained surgeons and/or certificate holders with documented evidence of a significant caseload suitable to the role.
Excellent communication skills are essential. Must be able to work well within a team environment with a busy caseload.
Benefits – Subject to Pro rata
We recognize that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our staff, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive salary, you will also benefit from:
As a BAME and LGBTQIA+ 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.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.
Any questions before applying?
Speak to Eadaoin Redmond from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.
Eadaoin Redmond RVN
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