Veterinary Surgeon - AllPets Veterinary Hospital


Develop your career and find your people. AllPets Veterinary Hospital is seeking a Veterinary Surgeon to join their team on a permanent basis to start in July 2024.  


Discover a new challenge 

  • Full-time, Permanent role for a SA Veterinary Surgeon  

  • 40 hours per week 

  • Flexible shift patterns to suit individual needs over a 4 or 5 day work week 

  • 1 in 4 weekend OOH with no overnight on call 

  • Salary up to €65,000 commensurate with experience level 

  • Access to the IVC Evidensia Graduate Academy if eligible* (*T&C’s apply) 

  • Generous CPD allowance including paid days off, plus regular in-house CPD events 

  • Full funding for certificates/diplomas/PhDs you wish to pursue in any area of your own interest 

  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leaves 

  • Full access to wellbeing centre and EAP programme 

  • Employer pension contributions 


Be part of delivering clinical excellence 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join a friendly, progressive and competent team based in Drogheda, Co Louth. We are a 100% Small Animal Hospital, passionate about providing a quality service to both our clients and patients. Our team's well-being is always a priority, and we have several wellness advocates who focus strongly on this area of our daily work. We have regular clinical case discussions amongst our professionals and department organizational meetings and debriefs to ensure we foster a well-rounded team and work environment. Our team is made up of 6 Veterinarians, 8 Veterinary Nurses, 3 reception staff, an accounts manager, a practice manager, and 2 animal care assistants. Our Vets hold certificates in both SA Medicine and Surgery giving the successful applicant the unique opportunity to work with Vets with an interest in advanced surgery, including orthopaedics, ultrasonography and echocardiography. 


Personal and professional development is highly encouraged with fully funded postgraduate certificates included as standard to every employee. Our fully renovated, high-spec hospital is situated in Drogheda town, right next to the busy Bus Éireann depot and nearby train station – both give quick and easy access to Belfast, Dublin and Wexford. We have great facilities including digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, in-house blood analyzers, separate dog /cat waiting areas and consultation rooms plus a private family room. We are an ISFM Gold Certified cat friendly clinic. We offer referral services in Orthopaedic surgery and have a visiting specialist in Ultrasound.  


Are you the perfect fit for AllPets? 

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

  • Experience preferred for this role however with the benefit of a supportive, experienced team we also welcome lesser experienced applicants to apply 

  • Must be competent at routine surgery (Cat/Dog Spays & Castrates, Lumpectomies) 

  • Proficiency in general routine procedures & medical workups required for the position 

  • A desire to develop in your own fields of interest 

  • Able to communicate and integrate well into a professional, friendly team is a must 

  • Be a respectful, professional and courteous individual 

  • Committed to high standards of patient care and good client care is essential 

  • Good organizational and communication skills 


Feel valued and rewarded 

 We recognise 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 (paid day off on your birthday)   

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 pro rata   

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

  • Career Progression Opportunities, both clinical and non-clinical   

  • Care Fund – Annual contribution of €1,100 to use on a case of your choice to ensure a successful outcome with your patient   

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&C’s apply)   

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

  • Employer Pension Contributions   

  • Free Flu Inoculations   

  • Discounted Veterinary Fees   

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


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 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 RVN   

Talent Partner (Ireland)   

+353 (0) 86 085 0891   

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