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Registered Veterinary Nurse - Gourock

Shore Veterinary Centre Ltd
Gourock, Inverclyde
Competitive Salary
Closing date
5 May 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
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Job Details

Registered Veterinary Nurse required at Shore Vets, Gourock.

The Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Registered Veterinary Nurse to provide an excellent level of customer and patient care to join us for an initial 6 month contract (with potential for extension). Whilst experience is desirable a newly graduated suitably competent nurse would also be considered for this post. The role includes all aspects of nursing including theatre, inpatient care, nurse consultations, administering anaesthetics, dispensing medicines and dealing with the clients both on the phone, by e-mail and face-to -face.

4/5 days a week
No out of hours
Occasional Saturday morning
About Us
We are a friendly, small animal first opinion practice with 5 vets (2 of which are full-time), 5 RVNs (all part-time except one), 1 ACA and 3 support staff located in a small coastal town with all the usual amenities. The practice is well equipped and newly refurbished. CPD is supported and actively encouraged within the team, one of our vets is a certificate holder in radiology and another has a special interest in pain management. The practice is friendly, with good communication among the staff with an active WhatsApp group and in normal circumstances there would be opportunities to meet outside of work to socialise.
Applicant requirements
The ideal candidate will be a Registered Veterinary Nurse with a great work ethic and excellent communication skills. However, we would also be willing to employ a newly qualified nurse who is looking to gain further experience in a supportive environment. The ability to work well in a team and have a passion for all aspects of general nursing are essential.
Benefits (subject to pro rata)
4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
3 days paid CPD leave
£550 CPD allowance per annum
RCVS Membership paid
Service based holiday entitlement increases
VDS cover
Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
Enhanced paternity pay
Birthday leave
Discounted veterinary fees
My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
Cycle to Work scheme
CPD/training support
Paid bereavement leave
Company sick pay
Employee opinion survey
Free uniform in a number of roles
Annual pay reviews
Social events
Academy & Leadership courses
Focus on employee wellbeing
Relocation packages
Career progression opportunities
Free flu jabs
As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.
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The Shore Veterinary Centre was established in 1992. Our practice was founded on the core principle of delivering quality veterinary care in a way that puts the pet owner first. We strive to provide personalized service to each and every client with whom we work, thereby extending and improving the quality of life of their cherished pets. Over the years, we have assembled a loyal, caring, and conscientious team of veterinary professionals who share the same goal of exceeding the expectations of our clients with every visit to our clinic.

Shore Veterinary Centre is a full service animal healthcare facility focusing on the treatment of dogs, cats and other small household pets, including rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs. We offer a comprehensive suite of services that is designed to support the changing healthcare needs of our patients as they navigate through each life stage – from the very first visit through the specialised care needed during the senior years. We’ll be with you every step of the way to help your animal companion enjoy a long, happy and healthy life.

We are proud to be accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), a designation that demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality veterinary care with each and every interaction we have. From preventative medicine to advanced diagnostics, to surgery and everything in between, let Shore Veterinary Centre become your trusted resource for all of your pet care needs.

Find Us
01475 637312
7 Albert Road
PA19 1NH
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