Veterinary Surgeon

Avenue Veterinary Hospital, Dundalk
Permanent, Full time
€34000-€47000 DOE (subject to pro rata)

Posted on 06/07/2021

The Role

There are 2 full time Veterinary Surgeon positions available at The Avenue Veterinary Hospital, based 1 hour north of Dublin. At Avenue Vets we pride ourselves on our welcoming team who are committed to patient and client care. We are a team of 4 veterinary surgeons, 4 veterinary nurses, plus a few more admin staff.  We will ensure you see a varied caseload in both surgery and medicine. Ideally we would like to fill 2 positions, the first for an experienced vet with 5 years experience and the second for a new or recent graduate. We have an attractive rota with only 1 in 6 weekends on call. We have a wealth of experience from our Clinical director John Mac Guinness who has been practicing for nearly 40 years.  

Salary €34000-€47000 DOE (subject to pro rata)

About Us

Avenue vets is a medium sized veterinary hospital that has been thriving for over 30 years in the town of Dundalk. We recently became part of the IVC Evidensia group, which opened a wide range of opportunities for our employees to specialise and advance their skills. Here at avenue vets we always try to keep a positive energy within our team. We are like a small family that look out for each other and we always try to have fun at work. We love all aspects of veterinary medicine. Our head vet John has a keen interest in both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery and we tend to get referred lots of interesting cases from all over the region. We work closely with the animal rescue charities in the area carrying out all their spays and castrates. We offer a great opportunity for a new or recent graduate to become very competent at all routine surgeries. We have a state of the art, purpose-built hospital that can be seen from the images on our website. We also have all the laboratory and surgical equipment to ensure a great standard of care for all our lovely patients. Unfortunately, our lovely vet Anna Is leaving us after 16 years as she has to move back to Poland for family reasons. Our other vet Maria is starting an internship in the University hospital in Dublin. This is why we need You!

About Dundalk

Dundalk is a rapidly growing town with a diverse cultural background. Being so close to Dublin we have seen a wide range of nationalities settle in our town in recent years.  There are lots of lovely restaurants, cafes, Pubs and nightclubs in Dundalk and the surrounding areas. There is a beautiful mountain range situated 15 minutes from the town with lots of Hiking trails and viewpoints. We are located right next to the beautiful Irish sea, providing many areas to go sea swimming or just simply take in the view. 

Applicant Requirements

A commitment to high standards and good client care is essential as well as an ability to work effectively as part of a team. We encourage our vets to work up all their cases to a high level. Encouragement and financial support for CPD is available should the applicant wish to avail of further study. An interest in medicine and diagnostic imaging would be considered an advantage.

Benefits (pro rata) 
•    20 days paid holiday not including bank holidays
•    5 days paid CPD leave
•    €1300 CPD Allowance per annum
•    VDS Membership paid
•    Service based holiday entitlement increases
•    Birthday leave
•    Discounted veterinary fees
•    My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Access to PRSA
•    CPD/training support
•    Paid bereavement leave
•    Company sick pay
•    Employee opinion survey
•    Free uniform in a number of roles
•    Annual pay reviews
•    Social events
•    Sponsorship for overseas employees
•    Industry leading Academy & Leadership courses 
•    Focus on employee wellbeing
•    Relocation packages
•    Career progression opportunities
•    Free flu jabs

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.
Apply for this job

Any questions before applying?

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

Victoria Danielsson

Recruitment Consultant

Avenue Veterinary Hospital, Dundalk

Avenue Road, Dundalk, A91 X8YH, Ireland

Get directions

Animals treated

  • Small animal
  • Farm / Large animal
  • Equine