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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Vale Vets Ltd
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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The Role

Here at Vale Vets, we are looking for a dedicated and compassionate Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly team. This is a full-time position with a range of shifts, the earliest starting at 7.30am and the latest finishing at 10pm. Weekend rota 1:8 with time off in lieu. Minimal on-call. PT applicants welcome. Salary £21,000- 25,000 pro rata in line with your level of experience. The role will include rotating through wards and theatre with an opportunity to also experience our referral disciplines including surgery, medicine, ophthalmology and cardiology. We will welcome applications from RVNs of all experience levels, as full training will be provided to ensure you can successfully develop your clinical skills in a supportive, welcoming environment.

About Us

Vale Vets & Referrals have recently completed a £1million refurbishment and development program to provide new facilities and equipment for the team,, to ensure that we can continually improve the services and standards of care we can provide to our clients and patients. This includes brand new ward areas, prep room, theatres and medicine facilities. We also provide onsite CT scanning for our patients. We have a team of 8 specialist clinicians in referrals and 7 first opinion vets. Our nursing team is currently 24 strong, with many holding additional qualifications and certificates which provides great learning opportunities for other members of the team. We have mental health first aiders on site, and take a proactive approach in ensuring the personal wellbeing and professional development of our nurses.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse who is keen to develop their clinical skills via rotating through different first opinion and referral disciplines, who works well within a close team structure as well as taking the initiative to work independently as needed. The role would be perfect for RVNs interested in exploring the referral sector, as you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting cases with full support from your fellow nurses and vets.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Birthday leave
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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.

Please use BH4441 as a reference when applying for this role.

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We are a family owned and run practice with a team of friendly vets and qualified nurses are available 24/7 with round the clock on-site care. We offer excellent value, with a great deal for new puppies and kittens. And we have our own healthy pet club offering extra savings on regular pet health costs.

Vale Vets is a friendly, caring and convenient vets with practices based in Dursley and Portishead. Our animal hospital has fantastic facilities, expert vets and fully qualified nurses. Emergencies are seen 24/7.

Find Us
01453 542092
The Animal Hospital
GL11 6AJ
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