Veterinary Surgeon - Gorey Vet Hospital


Gorey Veterinary Hospital is looking for a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join their professional team. 


Gorey Veterinary Hospital is a mixed practice located in County Wexford. We have recently restructured our practice so that we can have a focused Small Animal team running the hospital for all our SA clients and a Large animal team dedicated to all our farm clients. Situated in the sunny southeast, famed for its vibrant markets, local community, coastal beaches and heritage history, Gorey is about 45 minutes from Dublin city. It is accessible by major roadways, train and bus. Our purpose-built hospital has two examination rooms, a dedicated operating theatre and a prep room with a separate large animal examination unit adjacent to the main building. We have on-site radiography, dentistry facilities, ultrasound, hematology and biochemistry machines. 


The Role 

  • Experienced Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon  

  • Full-time, permanent position of 40hours/5 days per week 

  • 1 weeknight and 1 in 6 weekends on-call 

  • Salary is €55,000-€70,000 commensurate with experience level 

  • Full funding for any PG certificates / Diplomas /PhD’s you wish to pursue 

  • 22 days of Annual Leave plus additional Birthday Leave and 5 days of CPD leave; totaling 28 days or 5.6 weeks (excluding Bank holidays) 

  • Career progression opportunities 

  • VCI and VDS memberships paid 


Applicant Requirements 

  • VCI/RCVS registered or eligible to register with the VCI 

  • Experience in SA first opinion practice is required 

  • Competency in routine surgery and first opinion consultations 

  • Be a respectful, professional and courteous individual 

  • Able to work as part of a team but comfortable to take sole charge if needed 


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: 

Work Life Balance 

  • 22 days Annual Leave  

  • Birthday Leave  

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 

Professional Memberships 

  • VCI membership paid 

  • VDS cover paid 

Additional Benefits 

  • Annual Pay Reviews 

  • Dedicated CARE fund – annual contribution of €1,100 from IVC Evidensia for each Vet to use on a case of your choice to ensure successful outcome with your patient (T&Cs apply) 

  • Pawesome Benefits - reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with hundreds of retailers 

  • Employer Pension Contributions 

  • Free Flu Inoculations 

  • Discounted Veterinary Fees 

  • Sponsorship for Overseas Employees 

  • Opportunity to join company programmes (LGBTQ+, Wellbeing Champions, Nurses Committee, Clinical Board and many more) 

  • Relocation Packages 


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, please contact us. 



Any questions before applying? 

Speak with Shónagh Dawson from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role. 


Shónagh Dawson 

Talent Partner 

+353 (0) 86 085 0891 

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