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Registered Veterinary Nurse - Avenue Vets

Avenue Vets in Dundalk, Co Louth is looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join their practice team.

Avenue Vets is a modern, Small Animal Hospital located in Dundalk, Co Louth. Our hospital is purpose-built to offer high quality Veterinary Services with a fully equipped surgical suite, laboratory, x-ray room, large treatment area, separate cat and dog wards, isolation unit and 3 consultation rooms. Our practice is spacious, giving a nice environment to work effectively and comfortably as part of a large team. We are situated in the centre of a vibrant town with a great nightlife, numerous cafes and award-winning restaurants. We are close to both the mountains and sea, so if you fancy some sea swimming or hikes you are coming to the right place! 

At Avenue Vets our focus (besides offering exceptional Veterinary care) is on our team. We strive to keep a positive atmosphere in the hospital each day for both our clients and employees to enjoy. We see a high volume of patients and adopt a collaborative approach to ensure the best outcome for each animal. We see all types of companion animals from dogs and cats to parrots and tortoises! We work with all the local charities and have a high volume of spays and castrates each week. We pride ourselves on having fun at work while keeping our standards high and always support one another when needed. We have a great work-life balance.

We are proud to be the busiest and best practice in Dundalk. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to see a large and varied caseload while working with an experienced, well-established team. Our team consists of 4 Veterinary Surgeons, 3 Veterinary Nurses, 3 Receptionists and a Practice Manager. We also have many student vets and nurses that see practice with us throughout the year.  

Check out our website for more information on our practice and services we provide: www.avenuevets.ie 

The Role 

This is a permanent position for a Registered Veterinary Nurse, new graduates are welcome to apply.

This is a full time position, 40 hours over 5 days. Our RVNs work one in 3-4 Saturday mornings with time off in lieu.

Your main duties in this role will be: Surgical nursing, Clinical nursing, Inpatient care, Dentistry, Radiography, Laboratory sampling and testing, Infection control, Pharmacy and Dispensary management, Client advice, Call handling and Nurse consultations.  

Salary is up to €26-33k depending on experience.

Applicant Requirements 

All candidates must be registered or eligible to register with the VCI. Our ideal candidate would be experienced and proficient in basic nursing duties and patient care – however we are accepting new graduates with no experience looking to grow and develop their skills alongside a supportive team of Veterinary professionals. 

Most importantly of all we are looking for a Veterinary nurse with the right attitude and ability to work well withing a happy and progressive team. 

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 
  • Development 

  • €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 
  • IVNA membership paid (if completing the Nurse Academy course) 
  • 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 
086 176 2210

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