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Veterinary Surgeon - Animal Care Hospital

Animal Care Hospital in Douglas, Cork is a 100% small animal hospital seeking an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join their team in January 2024. 

Douglas is a vibrant and affluent suburb of Cork city with easy access to both the exciting city life of Cork City and the relaxing countryside of County Cork. Our hospital is complete with all the bells and whistles including our fully equipped in-house laboratory with our state-of-the-art Idexx Biochemistry and Haematology blood analysers. We also have in-house Digital and Dental radiography services, Multimodal monitors, Ultrasound and more!  

We are proud to be the first practice in Ireland to have Fear-Free qualified staff and therefore all our hospital policies are focused on gentle handling of our patients. Our friendly and dynamic team is comprised of 4 Veterinary Surgeons (2 full time and 2 part time), 4 Veterinary Nurses and 3 support staff. We all strive to provide excellent patient care and have a loyal client base which we value highly. We ensure to work up our cases to a very high standard. We have staff certification in Internal Medicine and some of our team are working towards further qualification in surgery, acupuncture and behaviour.  

The Role 

This is a full-time, permanent position.  

Duties and responsibilities in this position are typical of first opinion practice including consultations, surgical and medical rotations, routine preventative care and emergencies. We are looking for a VCI registered Veterinary Surgeon with excellent communication skills, who has high standards of client and patient care as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

The working hours are 40 hours per week. There will be one Saturday in every four. This may change with business needs.

There is no OOH. 

Salary for this role is up to €60k depending on experience

Applicant Requirements 

We are seeking an experienced, VCI registered Veterinary Surgeon eligible to work in Ireland. 

The suitable candidate will need to be experienced in Small Animal practice and comfortable with sole charge if needed.

This position is not suitable for a new graduate. 

Benefits – Subject to Pro Rata 

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 

o   22 Days Annual Leave 

o   Birthday Leave 

Focus on Employee Wellbeing  

o   Paid Maternity Leave Package 

o   Paid Paternity Leave 

o   Cycle to Work Scheme 

o   Full access to EAP and Wellbeing Centre 

o   Paid Bereavement Leave 

o   Company Sick Pay 


o   €1300 annual CPD allowance with 5 days paid CPD days pro rata 

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

o   Career Progression Opportunities, both clinical and non-clinical 

o   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) 

Professional Memberships 

o   VCI membership paid 

o   VDS cover paid 

Additional Benefits 

o   Annual Pay Reviews 

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

o   Employer Pension Contributions 

o   Free Flu Inoculations 

o   Discounted Veterinary Fees 

o   Opportunity to join company (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, please contact us. 

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 
Talent Partner 
+353 (0) 86 176 2210 

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