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Veterinary Jobs in Northern Ireland
We have a range of Vet & Vet Nurse positions in Northern Ireland for you to search and explore. At The Vet Service, we pride ourselves in our digital and personal relationships with our Northern Irish Vet practices, so whether you are a recent graduate or have several years' experience, there's bound to be a position for you.
Whether Locum or Permanent, Clinical or Commercial, the options are abundant and we can’t wait to help you find your perfect role.
Legend has it that Giants were born here and built causeways to Scotland. These magical times are long gone but people keep coming back to live in Northern Ireland. Work amongst the big city lights in Belfast or the surrounding counties like County Derry/Londonderry.
And if your choice of destination is not included above we are sure to have an option near there on our software!
Vet Salary Northern Ireland
Salaries for Northern Irish vets can vary greatly.
Vet surgeons can earn from £23k - £30k base salaries as new graduates which can increase to £30-40k with experience and senior directors commanding salaries of £40-45k base earnings.
There are other fantastic benefits possible with, CPD, Relocation bonuses can be offered for vets coming into Northern Ireland. If you are interested in relocating to Northern Ireland please speak to one of our account supervisors by registering today.
Veterinary Nurses in Northern Ireland can earn salaries from £16k - £28k and then leading upwards if moving into managerial roles or commercial advisory positions.
Work/Life Balance in Northern Ireland
Working in the veterinary industry brings with it a number of pressures and practitioners should always be careful to manage their work/life balance.
If you are feeling overwhelmed in your current job or are moving from abroad there are options available in to manage your workload. Whether opting to reduce your working hours, work on a part time or locum contract, there are several ways to improve your workload.
Consider the Law Requirements to Practice Veterinary
To practice as, or represent yourself as a veterinarian in Northern Ireland you must be registered with the Royal College Of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) London and hold a current practising certificate. This is because Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom.
All applicants must satisfy both Councils that they can communicate in and understand English to an appropriate standard for practising as a veterinarian in the UK. Applicants whose first language isn’t English will be required to provide evidence of English competency by sitting and passing an approved English test to the required level.
Please speak to a personal account supervisor at The Vet Service for further info by registering today.
Northern Ireland Work Visa
Before you start work in Northern Ireland, as a vet surgeon or vet nurse, you need to ensure that you have an appropriate visa if you are not an Irish citizen or a UK citizen. Please contact the Department of Immigration in the UK for further information or speak to your personal vet service account supervisor.
There are different options for permanent or working holiday visas in the Northern Ireland. Here at The Vet Service, we are specialists in international vet jobs so can point you in the right direction for an appropriate Visa – register today and speak to our advisors.
What Our Clients Say
“Coming back to work in Northern Ireland was a big step for me, I had worked abroad for many years and was concerned about what type of job I could find at home – I am grateful to The Vet Service for giving me the right opportunity .”