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RVN/2nd Year SVN - Manchester

Ashleigh Veterinary Centre
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Competitive salary
Closing date
13 May 2021

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Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
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Registered Veterinary Nurse/2nd Year SVN required at Ashleigh Vets, Manchester.

The Role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse or 2nd Year SVN to join our small animal and exotics team! Duties for this role will include admits, discharges, inpatient care, anaesthetics, nurse clinics and client care. This is a great opportunity to work with a variety of species, to a high standard. The rota is designed to give a good work/life balance. This role is full time worked over 4 days a week with 1 in 4 weekends. Includes on call duties.

About Us
We are based at two sites, Chorlton and Sale, with our Cattery and Avian and Exotic referral clinic both at Chorlton. We are a supportive, caring, busy practice with good team work. We are lucky to have great clients and a wide variety of patients! Our aim to is provide a high standard of veterinary care and upkeep and great local reputation. We are a fully, well-equipped Tier 2 practice.

Applicant Requirements
We are looking for a hard worker who is able to multitask and a good team player. This is a full-time position that would suit a Registered Veterinary Nurse with some post graduate experience however, a 2nd Year SVN would also be considered. Rotation of nursing duties with exotic training and qualification opportunities.

RVN Benefits
•    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
•    Pension
•    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.
When applying for this position please quote job reference BH2882.


Ashleigh Veterinary Centre has been a veterinary practice since 1963. For the first twenty-five years Ian McKinlay MRCVS and his wife, Susan, ran the practice together. Since Ian’s retirement 1987 Ashleigh Veterinary Centre has been owned and managed by Aidan Raftery and Bernard Wynne.

In December 2007 Matt Saunby became a third owner of the practice. The practice has now grown to employ five veterinary surgeons, ten qualified veterinary nurses, three auxiliary veterinary nurses and a practice manager .

Ashleigh Veterinary Centre now occupies the whole building, as well as a purpose built extension to the rear. As a larger practice we are able to maintain the high level of equipment and facilities needed to provide the best modern treatment for the well-being and comfort of your pet.

Our high standards have allowed us to attract caring and skilled vets and nurses who wish to work in a challenging and friendly environment. The practice has been approved as having the facilities needed for qualified veterinary surgeon specialist level. Advanced qualifications have been obtained in Canine and Feline Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery by veterinary surgeons working at Ashleigh Veterinary Centre.

Commitment to Continuing Education
Ashleigh Veterinary Centre has over the years proved successful in training many Veterinary Nurses to qualification level, and as an approved nurse training centre (R.C.V.S. approved) has been actively involved in the V.N. course. Several of our nurses have obtained advanced nursing qualifications.

Over the last ten years the Practice has expanded, its Cat and Dog medicine and surgery, with the addition of a Cattery and the development of specialist skills in the treatment of “Exotics” we are now able to offer all our clients a comprehensive veterinary service.

Find Us
0161 881 6868
221 Upper Chorlton Road
Whally Range
M16 0DE
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