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Registered Veterinary Nurse - Ark Vets

The Role

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join the Ark Vets team. Our nursing roles are very varied, from inpatient care through to assisting with surgery, monitoring of anaesthesia, assisting the consulting veterinary practitioners, client care and reception, nurse clinics, there really is 'something for everyone'. Some of our nurses have earned postgraduate qualifications and have more specialised roles, for example, in rehabilitation. There are opportunities to develop for enthusiastic applicants!

Working hours and shifts detailed below. 
• 40-hour week (shifts usually 8:00am-5:00pm, 9:00am-6:00pm, 9:30am-6:30pm) 
• 1:4 Saturdays
• No Sundays 
• No OOH


€26,000 - €30,000 DOE plus benefits.

About Us

Ark Vets Knocknacarra is a small animal, 7-vet practice, offering both first opinion and referral services to local clients and referring vets. Radiography, Blood Biochemistry and Haematology, Ultrasound, Orthopaedic Surgery and all the equipment necessary to provide high-quality nursing care are available. Three of our vets hold Certificates, in Small Animal Medicine, Small Animal Surgery and in Emergency and Critical Care. One of our nurses has a Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy. 

About the Team and Culture

All of our staff take an active interest in continuing personal development. We pride ourselves on offering the highest standard of care possible at all times ensuring that regardless of the problem, our clients feel that we have done our best. While we work hard, we also make time for tea and coffees! The practice team get on well socially outside of work too. We assist local organisations as best we can, in particular MADRA dog rescue, the GSPCA, Galway Cat Rescue, the Galway Swan Rescue and others.

Applicant Requirements 

The successful applicant will be a qualified Veterinary Nurse, registered or eligible to register, with the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI). While experienced candidates are preferred, we will consider newly qualified Veterinary Nurses also.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • 3 days paid CPD leave
  • €600 CPD allowance per annum
  • VCI Membership paid
  • Leadership Academy for all our future leaders, including Head Nurses and Practice Managers
  • Funding of any Certs / Diploma’s / PhD’s that you may want to pursue
  • VDS Membership paid
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Access to PRSA
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Industry leading Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

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.

Any questions before applying?

Speak to Victoria Danielsson from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Victoria Danielsson

Senior Talent Partner

victoria.danielsson@ivcevidensia.com+44 (0) 7977 253678

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