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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Avon Lodge Veterinary Group Bristol
Knowle, Bristol
Salary from £22,500 to £27,000 depending on experience
Closing date
20 Jul 2022
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The Role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team at Avon Lodge Veterinary Centre in Bristol!

Your day-to-day duties will include nursing of our valuable patients, preparing patients for ops, monitoring anaesthesia, assisting with x-rays, endoscopy, ultrasound, and dentals.

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week over five days a week with varying shifts, but you will have your rota a week in advance. You will be required to work 1:4 Saturdays, but there is no Sunday work required as Vets Now cover our emergency and out-of-hours care.  

The salary for this role is between £22,500 - £27,000 depending on experience.

About Us

We are a well-established and well-respected practice with two branches in SE Bristol. We have ICFM awards for both branches, and frequently get nominated for, and sometimes win, the Petplan best staff member or practice! We have the usual equipment such as endoscope, ultrasound, dental machine and x-ray and cosy separated cattery and kennels for our day patients. Our main surgery is on a bus route from the centre of Bristol, and we are 15 minutes’ walk from Temple Meads train Station.

About the Team and Culture

We have six vets, five registered veterinary nurses, a dedicated reception team and a finance administrator, all working with support from our practice manager and clinical director. We have been a nursing training practice for over ten years, and many of the nurses that we train stay with us for a long time! We are a relaxed yet hard-working and supportive team, with high standards of care expected for each other, our clients, and our patients. 

Applicant Requirements

The successful candidate will have had some experience working in a small animal practice. We actively encourage CPD, and funding can be applied for suitable courses.

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.

Please use BH5998 as a reference when applying for this role.

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Avon Lodge is privately owned by Paul Vokes MRCVS, and has been since 1999. We offer exceptional care and expertise from a dedicated and animal loving team. Value for money is what you get at Avon Lodge.  Our team has over eighty years of veterinary experience so you can be confident that we will get the diagnosis right for your pet, and always do our best for them. 

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283 Wells Road
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