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Veterinary Nurse - Ark Vetcare

  • Ark Vetcare
  • Dublin
  • Full-Time, Permanent
  • Up to €35,000

Ark Vetcare is a well-established group of companion animal Veterinary practices in Dublin, with locations in DunLaoghaire, Foxrock and Kilmacud.

Over the years, we at Ark Vetcare have surrounded ourselves with outstanding vets, nurses and receptionists with a focus on delivering the best care available to every one of our lovely patients and clients. We pride ourselves on building relationships and ensuring that the practice ethos of trust between clients and the team is maintained.

Our practice in Kilmacud is located in South County Dublin and has a large, dedicated client base. Our practice is easily accessible by bus and Luas line near Stillorgan Village and the Beacon. Our practice in Kilmacud has all the usual equipment you’d need for a busy, modern practice including a fully equipped in-house laboratory, Ultrasound, Surgical Suite and separate Dental Suite. We have 4 Veterinary Surgeons, 3 Veterinary Nurses, 2 animal care assistants and 3 receptionists in our Kilmacud practice. One of our Vets has a postgraduate certificate in Medicine but the joy of being part of a larger group is we always have plenty of support from the other branches.

The Role

Permanent, full-time or flexible part-time positions available.Typical shifts for the full-time positions are: 7am to 3pm or 11am to 7pm; with 2 weekend days in 28 days. There is no OOH or On-Call.

A Veterinary nurses 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!

Salary is between €29,000 - €35,000 depending on experience.

Applicant Requirements

We are seeking a Veterinary Nurse eligible to register with the VCI. New graduates and experienced RVN’s are welcome to apply for this position

We believe that whilst experience is beneficial, finding the right person is so much more important to us. If you don’t know your BOAS from your elbow, don’t panic! We can train you up. What we are looking for is someone who fits into our team like they have been here since day one. Someone with the right ethics, attitude and sense of humour alongside raw, developable talent and skill is much more important to us than experience level.

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 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 


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