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Current Opportunities:  Parklands is expanding …. come and join the team

1. Senior Vet Required

Exciting opportunity for Senior Vet role to replace one of our long-standing Senior vets entering vet academia in the UK. The role entails taking on routine scanning and health management on your own dedicated farms with the back up team of 14 other large animal vets. Based in Cookstown Co. Tyrone.
Package in Circa of £60k to include Staff incentives, reward schemes and enhanced benefits.

For more information contact Eamon 07919 093858 eamon.donnelly@parklandsvets.co.uk or Philip 07971998451 philip.abernethy@parklandsvets.co.uk

2. Mixed Vet

Mixed Animal Vets Required

Due to expansion and increased workload Parklands Veterinary wish to seek mixed animal vet.

About Us

Parklands Veterinary are an established Mixed Animal practice with various branches across Mid Ulster

We pride ourselves on delivery of excellent animal health services

The role will include a flexible mix of clinical work with dairy, beef, and sheep herds covering all veterinary requirements for beef and dairy herds and sheep flocks, including Reproduction – Fertility, and Scanning, Health Plans, Disease Investigation, And much more along with First Opinion small animal consultations and a  great variety of surgical and medical cases including orthopaedics.

We offer clinical freedom and an opportunity to develop your own client base

We also have a team of highly experienced Vets with Various levels of special interests

Fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology

Offer 24hr services 365 days per year

Applicant Requirements

You must be enthusiastic, motivated and have good communication skills and be prepared to work as part of a team. We believe in a healthy work, life balance. Experience preferred but not essential as new graduates will be well supported through our Graduate Programme


Salary: Commensurate to experience

33 Days annual leave incl. bank holidays

RCVS and VDS fees paid

CPD funded and Certificates encouraged

Exclusive company discounts and rewards

Workplace Pension Scheme

Health Insurance scheme

Staff Discount

For more information or to apply please contact Eamon Donnelly on 07919093858 or email eamon.donnelly@parklandsvets.co.uk or Philip Abernethy on 07971998451 or Philip.abernethy@parklandsvets.co.uk

3. Experienced Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Experienced Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon – Parklands

Parklands Veterinary Group Dungannon is looking to add to our dedicated team of Veterinary surgeons to help develop our first and especially 2nd opinion work.
Parklands is a progressive Small Animal RCVS Accredited practice with 11 Small animal vets split over 2 sites. We have excellent surgical, medical and diagnostic facilities in house performing complex orthopaedic, soft tissue and medical procedures. Parklands is situated in beautiful rural mid ulster with easy access to the north, east and west coasts. We have a large and growing caseload seeing many major trauma cases and refer little.
We have a range of vets with additional qualifications and several working towards certificates. We have a great team and great vision for providing excellent service to our patients and clients whilst accommodating and normalising a work life balance for our team. Certificates are fully supported and encouraged

·     Location based at Dungannon (occasionally at other sites)

·        Start date – This new position is immediately available and also happy to support candidates who are looking for part-time work.

·     Experience level of candidate – you will ideally have two years plus small animal experience with certificate or keen to attain one.

·     We have an equally shared rota between the SAVets. OOH currently 1 in 9.

·     Salary – competitive – rising with experience

·     6.6 weeks paid holiday including bank holidays

·     Opportunity to buy/sell holidays

·     Enhanced maternity/paternity pay

·     5 days paid CPD leave

·     £1750 CPD allowance per annum, more if a certificate holder

·     HealthShield – wide ranging contributions for health and wellbeing treatment, including dentistry and optician appointment. Additional discounts including retail & gym memberships

·     RCVS/VDS and BVA Membership paid

·     Discounted Veterinary fees

·     CPD/training support

·     Enhanced company sick pay

·     Learning and Leadership courses

·     Cycle to work scheme.

To apply, please send your CV  to Andrew.Turkington@Parklandsvets.co.uk or for a chat ring 07980301465

4. Vet for Large Animal Team

Parklands have an opening in their farm team, we are a large and friendly team with a young bias, Covid permitting we enjoy CPD events together with team building activities, barbeques, festive dinners and nights out! Anyone requiring a mentor/clinical coach (vet GDP) will have one named for them. We strive for the best patient and animal care with a huge amount of knowledge in our broad-based team including Farm, Equine, SA, Poultry and Pig vets. Second opinions are encouraged via phone to another team member or re-visiting the animals. Typical day is 9 to 5.30 and weekday rota would include one weeknight on call, either first or second, and one weekend first or second in 4 with a set half day off in week after weekend on call. We have a well-equipped practice where good clinical examination is the cornerstone of animal care but further investigation using Labs etc is encouraged to optimise herd/flock health. Professional and personal development is important to us and encouraged at the individual’s pace, CPD allowance is 5 days a year planned with your mentor. New grads have access to the new graduate program and can shadow a more senior vet for as long as needed. Certificate study encouraged when appropriate to start. Salaries easily in line with SPVS survey results, along with health care cover. We also supply vehicle, kit, phone with client locations loaded and may be able to supply accommodation with household bills paid. At interview we always recommend speaking to the other vets to get an idea of what they feel Parklands is like.

  • Competitive salary, depending on experience
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • £1500 CPD Allowance per annum and 5 days
  • Excellent opportunity for career development
  • 33 days holiday, including Bank Holidays
  • Opportunity to buy and sell holiday
  • Health Shield cover after 3 months
  • Enhanced sick, maternity, and paternity pay
  • Discounted Veterinary fees

See also a link to vet and student chat about Parklands below (Password parklands19)

For more info or to apply call Craig on 00447899845817 or email craig.mcalister@parklandsvets.co.uk.


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5. Registered Veterinary Nurse

We are looking for 2 nurse positions:

A. Full time RVN day Dungannon:

Exciting opportunity for a full-time Registered Veterinary Nurse required to join our dynamic and progressive Small Animal team, mainly based at our Dungannon Branch.

Come and join our passionate RCVS approved Small Animal team.  We are a 1st and 2nd opinion practice with a highly variable and exciting caseload of medical, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.  We have excellent facilities including US scanners, endoscopy, digital x-ray and in-house laboratory.  We support CPD and your independence to advance your nursing skills both clinically and within client care.

If you are a nurse who loves all aspects of the role and are passionate about pet health care  please send your CV and covering letter to:

HR Department, Parklands Veterinary Ltd., 5 Old Moy Road, Dungannon, BT71 6PS

or email to accounts@parklandsvets.co.uk

B. Night and weekend Nurse: based in Dungannon surgery

Are you interested in a new and challenging role as a Night / Weekend Nurse?

We are looking for a confident, dedicated, and experienced nurse with an interest in emergency and critical care to join our team in Parklands, to complement the Parklands day teams.We are a growing Small animal practice covering OOH in the Mid ulster area. You will be assisting in providing excellent overnight care for inpatients, and be involved with dealing with any new admissions alongside your Veterinary Surgeon.

The area is lovely and scenic to live in with easy access to The east and te West of the country being based on the M1, and some great walking and cycling for your days off.

Working in a small, but brilliant, hardworking team in a rota system, you will be covering nights and weekends including  daytime work at weekends and bank holidays (we cover Christmas and New Year’s Day)

Support will be given to study for a certificate.
Salary up to £24,000 pro rata, depending on experience based on a 1 week in 3 rota.

We provide an excellent package of benefits, very competitive with other companies.

Some benefits include:

  • RCVS Membership paid
  • Opportunity to buy/sell holidays
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • CPD/training support
  • HealthShield
  • Discounted Veterinary fees.

We would be interested in talking to any candidates about part- or full-time roles, and look forward very much to hearing from you – please contact Andrew Turkington (Mob 07980301465) or through the email link Andrew.Turkington@Parklandsvets.Co.Uk

6. Experienced Equine Vet Required

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our fast-paced multi-disciplinary Equine Department within our Mixed animal practice located in Mid Ulster.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Individual who would be an addition to our 2 Vet team, in our long-established practice. We are dedicated to delivering a first-class service to our clients and their animals across all areas of equine routine and emergency medicine. Our Equine Department specialise in Reproductive services- Artificial insemination, Embryo Transfer and foaling.

We boast an 18 stable yard complete with knock down box, DR X-Ray, video endoscope, gastroscope, ultrasound scanner and in-house laboratory machines.

Benefits Include:

28 Days Annual Leave

Paid Professional Membership fees

Generous CPD Allowance (certificates encouraged)

Company sick pay scheme



Company Vehicle, Mobile and Accommodation

Please contact Jim Slaine, Equine Clinical Director, Parklands Veterinary Group, Cookstown. Jim.slaine@parklandsvets.co.uk or 07971814872 for further details.

7. TB Testers Required

Due to expansion and increase in workload Parklands Veterinary Group are seeking registered vets to carry out TB testing.

Parklands are an established mixed animal practice with various branches across the Mid Ulster area.

The ideal candidate will have experience in TB Testing (but not essential)

Staff benefits

Salary: Commensurate to experience

28 Days annual leave incl. bank holidays

RCVS and VDS fees paid

Exclusive company discounts and rewards

Workplace Pension Scheme

Health Insurance scheme

Staff Discount

For further information please contact either Eamon Donnelly on 07919093858, Philip Abernethy on 07971998451 or Craig McAlister on 07899845817. Alternatively to apply please send CVs to eamon.donnelly@parklandsvets.co.uk    philip.abernethy@parklandsvets.co.uk  or craig.mcalister@parklandsvets.co.uk