Veterinary Surgeon - Sunbeam Veterinary Hospital


Sunbeam Veterinary Hospital has an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join their team on a full-time basis to cover 12 months maternity leave in their referral hospital at Northpoint, starting in June 2024. 

We are a 100% Small Animal veterinary group based around Cork city. Our very busy referral hospital is based in Northpoint on the Northside of Cork city. We also have clinics located in Blackpool, Cobh, Passage West and on Kinsale Road.

Our industry leading referral services include CT Scanning, Radiography, Ultrasound, Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, Inhouse Laboratory, Orthopaedic Surgery (including spinal surgery), Hospitalisation facilities, Canine Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation, and a 24-hour Emergency Service. We have over 40+ staff members and are continually looking to expand; the majority or our Vets and Nurses holding their own certificates or specialising in their own area of interest.

Since opening in 2003 we have improved the range and quality of services available to our clients and we are continually looking to expand. At present, we have over 40+ staff members in our group including 16 Veterinary Surgeons, 18 Veterinary Nurses and 8 Support staff. Many of our Vets and Nurses hold their own certificates or specialise in their own area of interest and we encourage further professional development with our fully funded certificates.

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The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon in a busy, first opinion hospital.

This is a full-time position of 40 hours over 4 days per week, based in our referral hospital at Northpoint. Typical shifts are 8am to 7pm. There is a shared weekend rota of 1 in 6 weekends.

The salary for this position is up to €60,000 commensurate with experience.

Applicant Requirements

All applicants must have a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent qualification and be eligible to register with the Veterinary Council of Ireland. You must be eligible to work in Ireland. Experience in first opinion practice is required with competency in all routine surgeries and consultations. Additional experience in ECC is preferred. A dedication to gold-standard veterinary practice is required.

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 €1,200 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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Veterinary Surgeon - Sunbeam Veterinary Hospital
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