Veterinary Surgeon Job at Vetcare, Athy – Kildare, County Kildare

Posted on 03/03/2023

Vet Care is a group of 4 Veterinary practices located in Athy, Portlaoise, Carlow and Rathcoole. All of our centres have state of the art Idexx blood analysers and X-ray facilities with 3 practices also offering on-site Ultrasound services. Our main referral centre is located in Athy where we offer specialist Orthopaedic, Ultrasound and Gastroscopy referrals. All our centres are located near public transport to and from Dublin city.

We have a fantastic team of 7 veterinary surgeons; with 4 certificate holders in various areas of specialty – Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Surgery. We have 14 Veterinary Nurses and a great network of support and administrative staff that looks after all our clients in our branches. We do a significant amount of charity work with 6 different local charities benefiting from our services.

The Role

We have an exciting opening for a full-time, small animal veterinary surgeon to join our group!

The full-time position covers 42hours per week over 5 days, including 1 in 4 Saturdays. This role would not suit a new graduate as you would be required to take sole charge of a clinic from time to time, performing routine consultations alone and routine surgeries without supervision, with the aid of our Veterinary Nursing team.

Salary for this position is from €60,000 and up depending on experience. We do offer relocation allowances if required for the position.

Applicant Requirements

We require a VCI registered Veterinary Surgeon with excellent communication skills and who has high standards of client and patient care. You will need to be proficient in routine surgery and be confident in taking sole charge of a clinic if 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


€1350 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

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

Sponsorship for Overseas Employees

Opportunity to join company programmes (LGBTQ+, Wellbeing Champions, Nurses Committee, Clinical Board and many more)

Relocation Packages

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.


About the Company

Company: Vetcare, Athy –

Company Location:  Kildare, County Kildare

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