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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - St Elmo Veterinary Clinic

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  • St Elmo Veterinary Clinic

St Elmo Veterinary Clinic


We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Small Animal Vet to join our growing team at St Elmo Veterinary Clinic in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. We are a dedicated 100% small animal practice and our friendly, welcoming and committed team strive to give the utmost care and treatment to all pets.


At St Elmo, you will be part of an experienced team of 3 vets, 6 RVN's and a fantastic support team of receptionists and Practice Director. You will enjoy a varied range of cases where you will be encouraged to build your own client base. We have a brand new fully refurbished, purpose-built clinic, filled with all the latest tech and equipment. Our practice now boasts, 4 consult rooms, theatre, separate dog, cat and isolation rooms, X-ray and lab facilities on site plus a lift, offices, 3 bathrooms, a rest room, a staff room and laundry room. There is also onsite parking available too.


We have 30 minute consults, as standard, with 15 minutes for boosters and vaccines. Our ideal candidate will be confident performing routine surgeries in a sole charge capacity. You will have excellent communication and organisation skills, and the confidence to deliver high quality care to all our patients.


We can consider full or part-time hours, 20-40 hours per week, with a requirement to cover 1 night every 3 weeks on call, plus 1 in 18 weekends. We have plans to have an OOH provider in place by July 2024.


Salary £42k - £60k+ pro rata, dependant on experience and qualifications. Career progression and CPD are actively encouraged and supported. Visa sponsorship fully funded for overseas candidates (you must be eligible to register with the RCVS).


Our Rewards package includes:

  • Professional memberships funded (RCVS & VDS)
  • CPD and further studies encouraged - Your learning and clinical growth is important to us!
  • 6.6 weeks annual leave (FTE) inclusive of Bank Holidays (or equivalent), plus the option to purchase an additional two weeks leave per year with our Buy/Sell holiday scheme 
  • Long Service Holiday – receive 1 extra days leave each year in your first 5 years at CVS
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • CVS Refresh – one of our health and wellbeing rewards. Our teams receive a weekly allowance to spend on tasty treats or fitness classes!
  • Mental Health first aiders - our people are at the heart of what we do, and your health & wellbeing matters!
  • Maternity/Adoption Pay – 10 weeks full pay and 10 weeks half pay
  • Paternity Pay and Shared Parental Leave
  • Cycle to work scheme, saving 25-39% on a bike and accessories!
  • Discounted pet treatments
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 365 days a year helpline to support you and your immediate family when you need it the most
  • Discounted UK gym membership with Gym Flex
  • Performance bonus scheme
  • Save as you Earn Scheme (SAYE)
  • Internal career progression and transfers available – with a network of over 500 practices, we can support you should you need to relocate
  • Recommend a Friend - once you join us, any friends you refer to our recruitment team and we hire, you can receive up to £3000 for each Nurse referral and up to £5000 for each Vet referral


To arrange an informal and confidential chat about this role contact Laura on 07880 374377 or to arrange an informal practice visit to speak with our Clinical Director or Practice Director about this fantastic opportunity, please feel free to contact Ciara or Kimberley at


To submit an online application, please click Apply Now, upload your CV and we'll be in touch.

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St Elmo Veterinary Clinic
Unit 2, Northwest Business Comples, Skeoge Industrial Estate, Beraghmore Road, Londonderry, Co Londonderry, United Kingdom , BT48 8SE
  • Salary:
    £42k - £60k pro rata D.O.E
  • Practice:
    St Elmo Veterinary Clinic
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  • Job Type:
    Full-Time, Part-Time
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