Mixed Veterinary Surgeon

Castle Veterinary Group, Castlewellan
Permanent, Full time
Competitive Salary

Posted on 26/05/2021

The Role

Castle Vets is looking for a full-time veterinary surgeon to join their team working within their 1st opinion mixed practice consisting of SA, farm & equine caseloads. Based between our two clinics in Castlewellan & Downpatrick. Farm work consists of dairy, sheep, and beef as we cover all local farms in the area, small percentage of equine work is available as well as working on orthopaedics & dentals and your usual SA cases. We offer a 24-hour emergency service offering exposure to ECC cases.


Working 4/5 days per week – flexibility on this

Full/Part time/Job share considered

1:9 Weekend and week nights OOH rota


Up to £45,000 negotiable D.O.E.

Relocation package up to £5,000

Welcome bonus of up to £1,500

About us

Our team of vets and nurses based across our 2 modern purpose-built surgeries in the beautiful foothills of the Mourne Mountains, all our vets are encouraged to participate & develop in all areas of farm and domestic animal work. The practice stretches across a fantastic scenic area from Strangford Lough up to Slieve Donard with a wide range of spot clubs, leisure centres, horse-race course, golf courses etc within the catchment. Our surgery facilities include all the usual: in-house labs, digital x-ray, ultrasound ECG and full orthopaedic equipment.

Candidate requirements

Ideally we are looking for an experienced large animal vet surgeon but we can consider new graduates for this role as full support will be given. You must be RCVS registered and have a full UK driving licence as a company van is provided. Accommodation provided. CPD & further certification is supported.

• 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
• 5 days paid CPD leave
• £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
• VDS Membership paid
• BVA Membership paid
• VDS cover
• Sponsorship for overseas employees
• Relocation packages

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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.

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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Susan Todd from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Castle Veterinary Group, Castlewellan

8 Dublin Road, Castlewellan, Belfast, BT31 9AQ, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Farm / Large animal