We are currently looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly team in Oswestry, Shropshire. This is a full-time role working 40 hours a week over 5 days with a day off after a night on call and an extra day off after working the weekend. Our weekend rota is 1 in 5 or 6 dependent on the time of year. Our weekday shifts vary between 8am and 6. 30pm.Our nurses rotate round kennel duties (supported by Veterinary Care Assistants), assisting with surgery, acting as anaesthetist, and assisting with vet consults.
We also have a branch surgery where the nurses assist the vets and hold nurse consults. We have nurse clinics at the main hospital but are keen to expand these after Covid. Nurses are also involved with medicine ordering, practice social media posts and our companion animal newsletter.
We are a long standing friendly mixed practice located on the pretty Welsh borders with Hospital status on the companion animal side. Our theatres, prep room and kennels were upgraded 7 years ago, and we see a nice mix of pet and working dogs.
As a hospital practice we have a lot of toys and are supportive of veterinary nurse CPD.
We currently have 14 Veterinary Surgeons, 10 Veterinary Nurses and 2 Veterinary Care Assistants. We have several GP Cert holders in the practice in medicine, surgery and ophthalmology. As a practice we have supported Mental Health Research UK since its inception, raising nearly £20k so far through a variety of events over the years. We have supported our local agricultural show each summer for the last 20 years being both show vets and having a large marquee for the public to visit.
We are looking for a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse with a positive attitude which in our opinion is far more important than experience.
• 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.
When applying for this role please quote job reference BH2962.
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