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Veterinary Surgeon - Brittas Vets

Brittas Vets, Thurles, co. Tipperary are a 100% Small animal hospital seeking an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join their team for a fixed term contract in March 2024.  

We are a two-site practice and see first and second opinion cases. We also provide a referral service to our neighbouring practices. We also provide radiograph & ultrasound services. Our team consists of 5 vets (2 with advanced certs in surgery and medicine), 3 registered nurses and 8 support staff. Our hospital is a large premises with amble carparking. We have 2/3 consulting rooms, ultrasound room, x-ray, dental machine. Our caseload includes routine & complex surgeries including orthopedics. We are also involved in a neutering scheme with a local charity. Our branch practice is located 25km away.

We see ourselves not just as a strong team but as a family. We help and support each other to the best of our abilities. We strongly believe in a good work life balance. Our senior vets are happy to pass on their knowledge & expertise and to support any new vet that joins the team.

We are located in Tipperary, the home of GAA, so if a hurling or football match is something that interests you, you will never be short of a game to go too. There are great trails in Tipperary if you enjoy the outdoors and hill walking. Of course, there are lots of restaurants and pubs with great food to socialize in.

The Role  

This is a full-time, fixed term (6-10 months) position.  

The ideal candidate should be confident in first opinion consults and routine surgeries.

They should be willing to work as a team & be able to work of their own initiative in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate should be friendly & courteous.

The working hours are 5 days per week (40 hours, 8.30-5.30), 1 weeknight on call, and cover 1 in 5 weekends (Saturday Morning Clinics and then on call)

Salary for this role is up to €53k depending on experience 

Applicant Requirements  

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

We are also happy to consider supporting 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  

· 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  

· Development  

· €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  

· 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  

· VCI membership paid  

· VDS cover paid  

· Additional Benefits  

· Annual Pay Reviews  

· 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, 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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