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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Employer
Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre Ltd
Location
Ledbury, Herefordshire
Salary
Salary £22,500 - £25,000 (pro rata) depending on experience
Closing date
2 Jun 2022

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Sector
Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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Job Details

About us

For over 60 years our veterinary practice has been serving the local community of Ledbury, Herefordshire, by providing excellent quality care for all animal types including exotic. Amongst our many care services we also have a 24-hour emergency service that is available 365 days a year by our own certified veterinary surgeons. We pride ourselves on our experience and continuous care that is provided to all our patients across the practice.

We offer a variety of niche services to our clients and their patients including acupuncture, shock wave and laser therapy along with our stem cell centre.  We have laparoscopic equipment, endoscope, ultrasound, multi-parameter capnograph as well as a visiting MRI monthly, so we think we have an excellent array of facilities that we hope you may want to work with.

Your role and responsibilities

Are you looking for a new role as an RVN but looking for something a bit different?  Wanting to work in a truly supportive and collaborative team where everyone honestly enjoys coming to work?  Then Leadon Vale Vets may be the place for you!

We are seeking a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) to join our amazing team on a Part-time basis ideally 16 hours over 2 days with one of those being a late shift (11am – 8pm) and ability to cover on call.  Our days are based on 8hours with a 1:5 weekend rota.

We would describe ourselves as a bonded team who regularly socialise together (covid restrictions permitting) and have a collaborative culture across the whole practice.  We believe in full nurse utilisation which affords our nursing community the ability to get involved in all areas of practice life and empowers them to work towards their goals.  We are passionate about you having your own responsibilities and support specialisation allowing for huge scope to progress in your chosen area.

The senior leadership team openly listen and take on board the nursing teams ideas in order to develop and grow our team, services and business.  We operate an open door policy and champion our team to support them in all areas that we possibly can.

Although we have an on-call rota, we look after our team covering these hours and give back this time so you can fully appreciate a work/life balance. To give you an idea of how we structure this (based on full-time hours) For a weekend on call, you will work the late shift on the Friday (11am – 8pm) be on call overnight (accommodation on site if required), Saturday clinic 8:30 – 1:30pm and then on call through to Monday morning.  After your weekend on call, you will have the following Friday a small shift of 8am – 11am and then the rest of Friday and the Weekend is your time.  We also appreciate that some on call shifts can be more arduous than others and if we are able to, will allow shorter hours to account for this on the following Monday.

We want our team to feel appreciated and enjoy their time in work as we believe this leads to the best in patient care.  If you would like to be part of this phenomenal team, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded and extensive, free Linnaeus CPD program provided by specialists/referral teams both online and in person (covid restrictions permitting)
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced Equal Family leave for birth/adoption
  • Wellness program including Employee assistance program, Eyecare voucher scheme, Free annual Flu jab, Cycle to work scheme etc.
  • Recruitment reward scheme

Part of an amazing global family

Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets. We are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team. Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

Company

The premises of Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre was purpose built in 1977 and is a long established (60 years plus) mixed veterinary practice.

We can accommodate all types of animals as we have specially designed large and small animal facilities, supported with qualified veterinary nurses.

The Practice provides a full diagnostic service including radiography, blood profiling, urinalysis and microscopy. A complete range of surgical facilities, including orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery and dentistry, supports this. Medical care is underpinned by the use of a full range of modern treatments. We also have access to an extensive range of referral services for those times when the situation demands.

Two often-overlooked aspects of practice life underline commitment to the care of patients. Firstly continuing education with all vets regularly attending approved training courses and nurses encouraged to achieve NVQ status. Secondly our full 24-hour emergency service provided at our own premises by our own Veterinary Surgeons 365 days a year.

We cover small animal, large animal, equine, and exotic work. We are also a Vet Nurse and Animal Nurse Training Centre.

Find Us
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Location
Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre LTD
Lower Road Trading Estate
Ledbury
Herefordshire
HR8 2DJ
GB
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