Veterinary Nurse (Fixed-term contract) - Ballymena

Employer
Dogs Trust
Location
Ballymena, Mid & East Antrim
Salary
Competitive salary + benefits
Closing date
17 May 2021

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Sector
Animal Health, Small Animal, Charity, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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Job Details

Vet Nurse (Fixed-term contract)
Salary - Competitive + benefits
Location - RC Ballymena, Ballymena
Job Type - Contract - Maternity Cover
Hours per Week - 20
Closing Date - Monday 17 May 2021

We are seeking a registered vet nurse, who is passionate about animal welfare to join the Veterinary Team based in our rehoming centre.

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 9,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.

Working with the Dogs Trust rehoming centre team, you will help provide excellent veterinary care and welfare to our dogs. You will assist with consultations, maintain clinical protocols and be a point of contact regarding veterinary assistance for the centre team, coordinating the running of the vet suite.

To be successful in this role you will be a Registered Veterinary Nurse with an appreciation of handling dogs in accordance with Dogs Trust guidelines, using positive reinforcement techniques. Experience of working in a rehoming/charity establishment would be desirable. An excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills, you should be motivated by the aims and objectives of Dogs Trust. You will be able to show empathy and understanding towards both dogs and people and be committed to delivering the highest standards of patient care and customer service. You will also need a full, clean UK driving licence.

Please note that this is a fixed-term (maternity cover) opportunity.
At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture.  We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to achieve our mission. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, either at application or interview stage, please contact us on jobs@dogstrust.org.uk.

To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our application process requires you submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.

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Company

Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

Here’s what we do in a nutshell…

Each year we care for around 16,000 dogs at our nationwide network of 18 Rehoming Centres. No healthy dog is ever destroyed.

We run subsidised neutering campaigns in areas of the UK with the most acute stray dog problems.

Our Education Officers give thousands of classroom presentations every year. Free teaching resources are made available to all schools in the UK.

Our FREEDOM Project helps pet owners who are fleeing domestic violence by fostering their animals while they start a new life.

The HOPE Project gives preventative veterinary care to dogs belonging to homeless people.

We advise government on any matters concerning dog ownership.

We have established a charity in Ireland that runs a rehoming centre in Dublin.

We assist overseas animal welfare charities by training their staff in best practice.

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Clarissa Baldwin House
LONDON
EC1V 7RQ
GB
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