Veterinary Surgeon - Athlone Veterinary Hospital


Explore your full potential. We have an exciting opening for a Mixed Veterinary Surgeon in Athlone Veterinary Hospital to start in June 2024. 


Build your career around you 

  • Full-time, permanent position for a Mixed Veterinary Surgeon 

  • 40-50 hours / 4.5-5.5 days per week 

  • Shift patterns are typically 9am-6:30pm Mon-Friday, Saturday 8:30am-4pm. Within these, one shift of 9am-2pm per week plus every second Friday 12pm finish 

  • 1 weekend in 4 during peak season, 1 weekend in 8 during off peak season  

  • Salary is €40,000-€50,000 commensurate with experience level 

  • Experience preferred but not essential 

  • New graduate support and training will be provided 

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

  • Fully Mixed role including both large and small caseloads 

  • Robust benefits package (see below) 


Join a welcoming and supportive team of experienced animal care professionals 

Athlone Veterinary Hospital is a truly mixed practice, catering to roughly 60% SA, 20% LA and 20% Equine. We have all the usual equipment that you would expect including digital x-ray, state-of-the-art blood analysers, ultrasound, dental facilities, gaseous anaesthesia, equine x-ray facilities, large animal surgery, stocks, stables, and calf pens. 


Our well-established team comprises of 5 Veterinarians, 2 Veterinary Nurses, and a team of 5 support staff. Across the team we have a wealth of experience so there is a good support both surgically and medically – all of us are willing to help one another. We strive to keep a positive atmosphere in the hospital each day for both our clients and employees to enjoy. 


Our hospital is located at Bonavalley, Athlone which is in the very centre of Ireland. We are 1 hour from both Dublin and Galway with plenty of public transport passing through our busy town daily. Athlone is a bustling market town with a plethora of cafes, pubs, and restaurants to suit all tastes and we are surrounded by beautiful countryside and waterways. 


What we need from you 

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent qualification and be eligible to register with the Veterinary Council of Ireland 

  • Experience preferred but not essential 

  • New graduates welcome, training will be provided 

  • Valid Irish drivers license 


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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