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RVN - Shenick Veterinary Centre

Shenick Veterinary Centre is a group of busy, small animal, first opinion practices and referral hospital in North County Dublin. Our practice locations are in Skerries, Balbriggan and Stamullen.

We have all the mod-cons including Ultrasound, digital radiography, IDEXX blood machines, Endoscopy, dedicated Surgical suites with multiparameter patient monitoring. We have an amazing team of 7 Veterinary Surgeons, 4 Veterinary Nurses and a dedicated support team of Animal Care Assistants and Receptionists. Some of our Vets and Nurses hold a range of certificates in Opthamology, Ultrasound and Anaesthesia with others currently pursuing certificates in Soft Tissue Surgery and Endoscopy.

We also have a Hydrotherapy referral centre located in our Skerries hospital that also performs Hydrotherapy, Laser therapy and other rehabilitation services. We have a very friendly team with multiple social events held throughout the year!


The Role

Due to expansion and an ever-growing workload we are looking for a Veterinary Nurse to join our dedicated team of professionals!

The duties and responsibilities involved with this role include all aspects of general veterinary nursing like medical nursing of inpatients, monitoring surgery, nursing clinics and more. Postgraduate certificates are fully funded should you wish to pursue your own area of interest. And with our bespoke Nurse Graduate Academy this role is highly suitable for new graduates looking for their supportive, first step into a veterinary career.

This is a full time permanent position of 35-40 hours per week with 1 in 3 weekends. However flexible part-time roles will also be considered for the right candidate. There is no Out of Hours or On Call with this position.

Salary is up to €36,000 with a relocation allowance available for the right candidate if required.


Applicant Requirements

Both experienced and newly qualified veterinary nurses will be considered for the role. For any new graduate nurses applying we also have the option to utilize our fully funded Nurse Graduate programme.

The ideal candidate must be an enthusiastic team player with priority on high standards of patient care.


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 and Adoption Leave Packages
  • 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
  • Full Funding of any Certificates / Diplomas / PhD’s you may want to pursue
  • 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


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