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Registered Veterinary Nurse - Aberdeen

Mintlaw Vets Ltd
Competitive Salary
Closing date
17 Jun 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
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Registered Veterinary Nurse required at Mintlaw Vets, Aberdeenshire

The Role

We are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly team! This role is worked over 39 hours per week, with a 1 in 4 (moving to 1 in 5) on call shift pattern to include weekend work. Duties involve admissions and discharges, monitoring ops, in patient care, delivering clinics (on weight, dental care, puppy and kitten care and diabetes), consulting, measuring blood pressure, blood sampling, supporting vets, and some pharmacy work.

About Us

We are a well-established, 1st opinion, RCVS accredited single site practice with a strong and diverse team of 5 Veterinary Surgeons, 7 Registered Veterinary Nurses and various support staff. We offer our loyal client base a high standard of care, equipped with in house laboratory equipment, ultrasound, endoscopy, digital x-ray and laser therapy. We are ISFM and RWAF accredited and take pride in running extensive nurse clinics.

Applicant Requirements

The ideal candidates should be motivated and have passion for all aspects of veterinary nursing. They should be driven to develop themselves and the whole team. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as the positions entail teamwork and lots of clinics. You must be qualified, RCVS registered, and have experience of anaesthesia, small animal practice and nurse consulting. Clinical coach ideal but not essential.

Benefits (pro rata)

  • 20 days 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.

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Mintlaw Veterinary Surgery is a companion animal practice that opened in June 1997.  We have been in our modern, purpose built clinic since January 2010.  Our aim is to provide a high quality, caring, and personal service to our clients.

Our business is knowledge.  We work hard to provide the very best veterinary care for the needs of small animal pets and owners in the north east of Scotland.  We will maintain our present services, while always looking to expand our skills, equipment, products and treatments available.  We provide an excellent surgical referral service, allowing us to welcome and treat patients from other practices; and we always have one of our own small animal vets and nurses on call in case of any emergency.

We pride ourselves in customer care, and high quality consistent service, provided by our fantastic team of very dedicated staff.  We strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, in a friendly and approachable manner.  We value all clients who choose to come to us.

We have well qualified staff and provision of external and internal training is a key feature for the ongoing development of our business.  We use various external benchmarks to ensure the ongoing quality of our service and safe working environment.  Our new, purpose built premises are single storey, with excellent car parking and internal facilities.  These will be maintained and developed to provide a pleasant environment for staff, clients and patients.

We aim for a happy working team environment where we appreciate the people we work with and value others as well as ourselves.

We actively market ourselves using multiple media to share news and information with current and potential clients.  Continual monitoring of our results along with feedback from clients on their experiences allows us to work hard to further enhance future visits.

We aim to improve the profitability of the business to allow ongoing investment in our assets - our staff, our premises and our equipment.  Doing this ensures we remain the best veterinary team for pets.

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