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Registered Veterinary Nurse - Halstead, Essex

Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic
Halstead, Essex
Competitive Salary
Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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

We are looking for a part time Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly team at Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic. You will be joining a team of 6 Veterinary Surgeons, 8 experienced Veterinary Nurses and several kennel assistants. The role will encompass all elements of small animal nursing, shared amongst the nursing team, including theatre, kennels/recovery, assisting with consults and laboratory work. This is a part time role working 16-20 hours per week over 2-3 days with a variable shift pattern between 8am-7pm. You will contribute to the out of hours rota which is currently 1:6 weekends and 1:6 Saturday mornings. Vets NOW cover our out of hours after 7pm weekdays, 4pm Saturdays and 12 noon on Sundays.
We are a busy small animal and equine rural practice located on the Essex Suffolk borders with a friendly and supportive team with a collaborative approach. You will be joining a larger practice all working from the same site. We are equipped with usual diagnostics, ultrasound/CR radiography/endoscopy, visiting peripatetic medics/ophthalmologist.
Our ideal candidate must be a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse who can work well as a team with excellent communication skills both with their colleagues and clients alike.
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, 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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The Practice, previously known as Taylor and Lees, extended from its original site in Sudbury town centre to its current location in 1990 under the guidance of Robert Lees. The practice has since expanded to employ eight veterinary surgeons, two equine veterinary nurses (EVN’s) and twelve lay staff.   The new office, reception facilities and five further in patient stables were built in 2003 and a horse walker was installed in January 2009. Work has just been completed on a new building in the southern corner of the yard with a purpose built examination room and living accommodation above. About Us The Clinic has been recognised as a Tier 2 (Equine) practice; this is in recognition of attaining a set level of standards and quality.

Find Us
Catley Cross Stables,
Catley Cross,
Wickham St Paul,
CO9 2PE.
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