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Head RVN - Anicare Veterinary Group

Anicare Veterinary Group is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Head RVN to join our growing team in their small animal hospital in Blanchardstown.   

Anicare is a progressive small animal general practice with a busy and interesting surgical and medical caseload.  Our recently refurbished small animal hospital in Blanchardstown village boasts 4 consult rooms, ops theatre with multi parameter monitors, dental suite, digital x-ray room and cattery.

We pride ourselves on our welcoming team who are committed to patient and client care. Working in our well-equipped practice will ensure you see a varied caseload.  

About the Team and Culture  

Our team currently consists of FTE 16 Veterinary Surgeons, over 25 Veterinary Nurses and many support staff across all our practices. We have many certificate holders in anaesthesia, small animal surgery, feline medicine and more. Our team is friendly and driven, we offer a supportive environment and actively encourage further development.

The Role 

Along with day-to-day nursing duties, our Head Veterinary Nurse would be involved in:  

·                  Setting the standards in terms of professional conduct.   

·                  Managing the Nursing Team.  

·                  Managing stocking levels.  

·                  Organising training to ensure a high level of nursing care.  

·                  Monitoring staff performance & coordinate biannual appraisals.  

·                  Organise/attend meetings.  

·                  Clinical coaching.  

·                  Equipment maintenance.  

Our rota operates 5 days per week / 40 hours per week. Shifts are between 8 am and 7.30pm, 1 Saturday in every 3 weekends, no OOH.

We are offering a generous salary up to €42,000 + Benefits depending on experience.

Applicant Requirements  

We are looking for an experienced Head Veterinary Nurse, that must be able to lead, work well within a team and are registered with the VCI.  

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata  

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our staff, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive salary, you will also benefit from:  

Work Life Balance  

o   Minimum of 22 days Annual Leave (pro-rata for Part Time)  

o   Birthday Leave (paid day off on your birthday)  

Focus on Employee Wellbeing   

o   Paid Maternity Leave Package  

o   Paid Paternity Leave  

o   Cycle to Work Scheme  

o   EAP and wellbeing centre access  

o   Paid Bereavement Leave  

o   Company Sick Pay  


o   €600 annual CPD allowance with 3 days paid pro rata  

o   Bespoke Graduate Nurse Academy, Nurse Evolve and many more in-house academies  

o   Leadership Academy for all our future leaders, including Head Nurses and Practice Managers  

o   Career Progression Opportunities, both clinical and non-clinical  

Professional Memberships  

o   VCI membership paid  

o   VDS cover paid  

o   Additional Benefits  

o   Annual Pay Reviews  

o   Pawesome Benefits – various discounts including retail and virtual gym  

o   Employee Pension Contributions  

o   Discounted Staff Pet Veterinary Fees  

o   Free Flu Jabs  

o   Opportunity to join company programmes (LGBTQ+, Wellbeing champions, Nurses committee, Clinical Board and many more)  

As a BAME and LGBTQIA+ 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 Eadaoin Redmond from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.  

Eadaoin Redmond RVN  
Talent Partner  
086 176 2210

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