Mixed Vet

Armagh, Northern Ireland
13 Jun 2018
13 Jul 2018
Contract Type

Friendly mixed practice looking to meet that someone special to complete our team, GSOH essential (swipe right ! )

Armadale Veterinary Clinic would like to welcome two new enthusiastic vets to join our team. The practice is based on the outskirts of Armagh City, Northern Ireland in a purpose built building with facilities to treat both large and small animals on site.

The role for both positions would be that of a traditional mixed practitioner in a modern environment with equipment and facilities to match. Work load would consist of 70% farm animals (equally split between beef, dairy and ovine) 30% small and a sprinkle of equine work throughout the year.

Our full time small animal vet is supported by a locum with more than 20 years experience as a mixed practitioner. Orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery is done in house allowing for extensive workup of cases with minimal referrals.

Our mixed practitioners are supported by 2 full time TB testers which significantly reduces the amount of TB testing to be done. This allows for time to be focused on clinical cases and routine work.

Out of hours is equally shared for those on the rota. With two additional vets to the team the rota would be a 1 in 5. Armadale understands that vets need time off to rest and unwind. To allow for this, you are asked to work one week of nights with no day time work, followed by a four and a half day work week for the remainder of the rota. Out of hours is always supported by a second on call and when needed our practice owner is never far away.

Included benefits:

  • Accommodation 
  • Mileage allowance
  • Large animal equipment 
  • Protective clothing
  • VDS annual cover 
  • CPD funding - starting at £500 with no hesitation to increase if needed for the right cause 
  • Private health insurance 
  • Phone

These positions have the ability to suit either a newly qualified or experienced vet. Newly qualified vets would be mentored through a training program which would consist of weekly tutorials, clinical case discussions, problem solving activities to consolidate theory with practical skills.

Full guidance and support will be given throughout the day time rota
as well as the out of hours rota. 

At Armadale we believe in giving you full flotation devices rather than watching you sink or swim. 

Experienced vets would be encouraged to build on previous learnt skills and if wanted, full reign to develop new paths of specialisation.

If you feel like the positions available have your names written on them please contact our practice manager Carol on 02837522925 for a chat or click the apply button.