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Head Veterinary Nurse - Beechwood Vets

  • Beechwood Vets
  • Dublin
  • Full-Time, Permanent
  • Depending on Experience

Beechwood Vets in South Dublin are looking for a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our team. We are a new, modern companion animal veterinary clinic with a young, vibrant team located in Ranelagh, Co Dublin – about 50 minutes from Wicklow. Our practice is easily accessible via public transport including the Luas and bus routes. Ranelagh is a terrific location known for its nightlife, spas, local parks and the amazing Stella theatre.

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary service possible to the pets of Ranelagh and surrounding suburbs of Dublin. We pride ourselves on building relationships with our clients and ensuring that our focus for employees is on wellbeing and providing a positive work-life balance.

We have all the usual equipment you’d need for a busy, modern practice including a fully equipped in-house laboratory, digital x-ray, multi-parameter anaesthetic monitor and ultrasound. We offer a culture of high clinical standards and inclusiveness with a strong focus on continuing professional development amongst our team.

Our team consists of 2 Veterinary Surgeons, 2 Veterinary Nurses, 1 Animal Care Assistant and 1 Receptionist. Our Clinical Director is a double certificate holder in Surgery. We are a young, newly developed, friendly team that offers each other support and a little bit of fun in every workday.

Check out our website here: www.BeechwoodVets.ie

The Role

This is a full-time permanent position of 40 hours per week. However, we would be willing to discuss flexible, part-time positions for the right person!  This position would suit a nurse looking to progress their career and move into a management role.

The full-time position includes up to 40 hours per week over 5 days. Including 1 in 3 Saturdays with a day off in lieu.

There is no OOH or on-call with this role.

A Veterinary nurse's job is invaluable and more than just a list of tasks, but your general responsibilities will include inpatient care, theatre preparation, running laboratory samples, infection control, call handling, anaesthetic monitoring, dental work, weight clinics, nurse clinics and more!

As the Head Veterinary Nurse, you will also have responsibilities in leadership and guidance for our nursing team and animal care assistants.

Salary is determined on individual experience and subject to pro-rata (Full-time or Part-time).

Applicant Requirements

We are seeking a Veterinary Nurse eligible to register with the VCI. Experience in Veterinary Practice is essential to the position of Head Veterinary Nurse.

However any student and new graduate nurses are welcome to apply to join our nursing team as we also have spaces available in our Bespoke IVC Evidensia Nurse Academy!

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

  • 22 days Annual Leave
  • Birthday Leave

Focus on Employee Wellbeing

  • Paid Maternity Leave Package
  • Paid Paternity Leave
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • EAP and wellbeing centre access
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Company Sick Pay


  • €600 annual CPD allowance with 3 days paid pro rata
  • Bespoke Graduate Nurse Academy, Nurse Evolve and many more in-house academies
  • Leadership Academy for all our future leaders, including Head Nurses and Practice Managers
  • Career Progression Opportunities, both clinical and non-clinical

Professional Memberships

  • VCI membership paid
  • VDS cover paid

Additional Benefits

  • Annual Pay Reviews
  • Pawesome Benefits – various discounts including retail and virtual gym
  • Employee Pension Contributions
  • Discounted Staff Pet Veterinary Fees
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Relocation Packages
  • Free Flu Jabs
  • 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 Shónagh Dawson from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.


Shónagh Dawson RVN

Talent Partner


086 085 0891

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