Permanent Mixed Veterinary Surgeon - Kilkeel, County Down

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    £40,000 to £52,000 p/a DOE

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01423 701321

  • Job ref:

    JN -072023-29165

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Mixed Veterinary Surgeon - Kilkeel, County Down

Come to the beautiful Mountains of Mourne area and join a modern, friendly, and progressive 4 Vet, 2 nurses mixed practice in County Down.

Type: Mixed Veterinary Surgeon with a LA bias.

Location: Kilkeel, County Down

Practice Type: Part of a group

Role: This is a mixed animal role with a Large Animal bias - Warm, outgoing, passionate, and inspiring Experienced Veterinary Surgeon? Raise your hand if that’s you, you’ll be working with various Small and Large Animals.

Duties: The role is a large animal bias of 90% and 10% small animal work. The large animal split is as follows:

  • Across the year it is largely cattle work – 70% suckler and 30% dairy
  • Springtime (March-May): 50% sheep, 50% cattle (beef/cattle)
  • After May, sheep work is very infrequent.

Hours: The role sees you work a 1 in 4 OOH rota on the weekends, with a small radius of cover. Monday to Friday you’ll work a 9 am-6 pm week.

Skills/Exp: As a mixed practice nestled in rural South Down, it’s essential you understand the way of life of pet owners and farmers. We’ll give you excellent backup and support along the way to achieve this.

Salary: An attractive salary in the range of £40,000 to £52,000 is on offer with a view to becoming part of the practice management team in the future.


  • Accommodation/vehicle available if required
  • 6.6 weeks paid holiday including Bank Holidays
  • Opportunity to buy and sell holidays
  • £1750 CPD Allowance per annum – more if a certificate holder
  • HealthShield – wide-ranging contributions to health and well-being treatments – from dentistry to sports massage
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • Two other membership subscriptions
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced paternity, maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Discounted Veterinary fees
  • My Benefits – various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • CPD/training support
  • Company sick pay
  • Colleague engagement survey
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Career progression opportunities.

Ref: JN -072023-29165

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