Farm/ Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Glenshane Veterinary Clinics (Grooming), Maghera
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time
£29,000 - £45,000

Posted on 22/07/2021

The Role

Glenshane veterinary clinic is looking for a Mixed Veterinary Surgeon to work within their Maghera branch, with a bias for sheep, beef and horses but also helping with some consulting in small animals. This role could suit a Veterinary Surgeon looking to work in mainly farm with some small animal and Equine work or a Veterinary Surgeon looking for a mixed role equally split across all areas.



45 hours per week

Winter rota 1:4 nights and weekends

Summer rota 1 night on call every 2 weeks

1 Friday night, Saturday morning every 8 weeks

1 Saturday and Sunday weekend every 8 weeks

You will be off a long weekend, either Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Monday after your weekend on duty.



From £35,000 negotiable D.O.E.


About Us

We are a 3-branch practice, in the middle of the Sperrin Mountains, with only a 40-minute drive to our stunning North Coast, 40-minute drive to our airports and 40-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Belfast or Derry city life. Two of our branches have farm animal crush and pen and we have all the usual equipment in the main branch for both farm and small animal practice including easy scan/small animal ultrasound, IDEXX lab station, microscope, x-ray, endoscope, ECG, kennelling/stabling facilities, small ruminant operating table, and a horse stock.


We have a team of 8 Veterinary Surgeons of which 3 have 20 years’ experience in farm, Small Animal, and Equine and 1 Veterinary Surgeon has 10 years farm vet experience. These 4 Veterinary Surgeons have been with Glenshane Vets for 10 years. We also have two 2019 graduates (previously EMS students at our clinic) and one 2020 graduate currently on our Graduate Academy. We have an enormously dedicated Veterinary Nursing team made up of 2 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 3 Student Veterinary Nurses.


Applicant Requirements

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced Mixed Veterinary Surgeon particularly with experience on farm animals (Calving, C-sections, uterine twist) and happy to do some horse work (no PPE, but reproduction knowledge would be beneficial) as well as experience in small animal procedures including neutering dogs and cats, pyo op & basic emergency and critical care skills. Must be RCVS registered


Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service

  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focussed 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.


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Any questions before applying?

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

Margaret Oliver

Talent Partner for Scotland & Isle of Man


Glenshane Veterinary Clinics (Grooming), Maghera

1 Ballynahone Road, Maghera, BT46 5DL, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Equine
  • Farm / Large animal
  • Small animal