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Registered Veterinary Nurse - Crewkerne, Somerset

Kingfisher Veterinary Practice
Crewkerne, Somerset
Competitive Salary
Closing date
14 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 Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our dedicated and friendly nursing team. As part of the team in a first opinion practice, the role includes general nursing duties, nurse clinics, monitoring anaesthetics and supporting Vets consulting. This is a full time position of 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday with a share of Saturday morning rota cover. The role also includes participation in night and weekend on call at/or better than a 1 in 10 basis.
We are a first opinion practice set in the beautiful Somerset countryside. Our 4 branches are very well equipped and we can offer our clients ophthalmology referral internally as well as access to a visiting orthopaedic specialist.
This role forms part of an experienced and dedicated team of 11 Vets and 22 Nurses in addition to our Reception and support colleagues. We are a training Practice and are keen to support and develop newly Graduated Vets and Student VNs as they embark on their careers.
We are looking for a qualified VN to join our friendly team. The rural location means that being a car driver is essential.
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 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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Kingfisher Veterinary practice (KVP) celebrated it’s centenary in 2006. It originally started as a one-man horse practice and expanded over the years into a multi vet mixed practice covering areas as far afield as Maiden Newton in Dorset and Cotford St. Luke in Somerset.

In 2009 KVP divided its large animal and small animal sides of the business to run as independent units. The small animal side remained as Kingfisher Vets and the large animal side became part of Synergy Farm Health based in Evershot, Dorset.

Kingfisher Veterinary Practice as it stands today is a progressive 4 centre practice. We have vets from many different backgrounds contributing a wealth of experience and expertise. Many of our nursing and reception staff have lived locally for many years and have been connected with the practice for much of this time.

Veterinary support in the local community: 

We are a traditional privately-run practice that has excellent links within the local community. We visit local schools and clubs to talk about our work and encourage people to see what goes on ‘behind the scenes’. We also have strong ties with St. Margarets Hospice, a charity that we support every year with donations generated from activities in and out of work hours.

Find Us
01460 72443
Tower Hill Road
TA18 8EQ
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