Veterinary Surgeon - City Vets



City Vets in Waterford is seeking a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to cover maternity leave in their companion animal hospital from June until September 2024. 

City Vets is a well-established and widely recognised companion animal hospital located in Waterford. Due to our friendly and supportive work environment, we are proud to have a longstanding, respected team. We take satisfaction in offering a personal and caring veterinary service of the highest standard to all our patients and clients as well as boasting a great place to work for our employees. Waterford was recently recognised as “Irelands best place to live” in an Irish Times feature.

Our team comprises of five Veterinary Surgeons, four Veterinary Nurses and an excellent team of support staff.  All our team have a high level of experience and expertise in their respective roles. As a busy, first opinion practice we see a wide variety of interesting medical and surgical cases every day. Among our services are tonometry, blood pressure measurement and digital radiography.

The Role

This is a full-time position of 40hours/5 days per week for a Veterinary Surgeon to cover maternity leave from June to September 2024.

Typical shifts are 9:30am to 6pm, with occasional weekend and OOH work.

The main purpose of the role is to make animal welfare your first consideration in seeking to provide the most appropriate attention for the animals committed to your care. This should be carried out using knowledge of animal physiology, nutrition and medicine with your practical skills to diagnose illness, prescribe medicines, and perform imaging tests, laboratory tests and surgery.  To provide this care in keeping with practice and group policies.

Salary for this position is up to €6,250 per month commensurate with experience.

Applicant Requirements

All applicants must be registered with the VCI and eligible to work in Ireland. We are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon with previous experience in SA practice and who is competent in all routine consultations, medical work ups and routine surgery. We are looking for a detail-oriented individual with a commitment to high standards and good client care is essential, as well as the ability to work as part of a team. You must be able to work sole-charge so this position would not be suitable for new graduates or inexperienced veterinarians.

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 (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  
  • 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  
    • 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 €1,200 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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