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Mixed Animal Vet - mainly Farm work near Ballymena Northern Ireland

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Julie Powell
Our client is looking for a Mixed Veterinary Surgeon to work within clinic based just 30 mins from Ballymena. The role will have a Farm 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.

This is 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 Belfast airport and 40-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Belfast or Derry city life. Two of the branches have farm animal crush and pen and they have all the usual equipment in the main branch for both farm and small animal practice. Facilities include easy scan/small animal ultrasound, IDEXX lab station, microscope, x-ray, endoscope, ECG, kennelling/stabling facilities, small ruminant operating table and a horse stock.

There is 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 the practice for 10 years. They also have two 2019 graduates (previously EMS students at the clinic) and one 2020 graduate. They have an enormously dedicated Veterinary Nursing team made up of 2 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 3 Student Veterinary Nurses.

The role is for 45 hours per week, with a winter rota of 1:4 weekends which changes to a summer rota of 1:6 weekends. You will be off a long weekend, either Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Monday after your weekend on duty. The ideal candidate will have previous experience and be happy with Calving, C-sections and uterine twist. You will also be happy to do some horse work, no PPE, but reproduction knowledge would be beneficial. You must also have some experience in small animal procedures including neutering dogs and cats, pyo op & basic emergency and critical care skills.

The role is open to new graduates that mainly would like to work in farm with some equine work and small animal work involved in the position. Additional training and support will be given and candidates must be RCVS registered.

For more information on this role or if you would like to apply then please contact [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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