Veterinary Nurse - Animal Care Hospital



Be part of a phenomenal team. Animal Care Hospital has an opening for an enthusiastic, motivated Veterinary Nurse to join our team. 


Utilize your nursing skills and develop your career 

  • Full time, permanent position 

  • 40 hours/5 days per week with 1 in 3 Saturdays 

  • No OOH or on-call  

  • Salary up to €33,000, commensurate with experience level 

  • Duties include nursing clinics, clinical nursing, surgical rotations and inpatient care 

  • In-house laboratory, X-ray and Ultrasound facilities 

  • Dedicated dental station with air driven dental unit and ultrasonic scaler 

  • Chemotherapy services 

  • Cat boarding facility 

  • Full funding for any certificates you wish to pursue 

  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leaves 


Be part of something exceptional 

Animal Care Hospital is an award-winning SA veterinary hospital in Douglas, Cork. Our practice has expanded over the years from a single vet and nurse practice to a caring team of 4 Vets, 3 Nurses, animal care assistant, Student nurse, clinical director and practice manager. Our team is focused on providing high standards of care to our patients and a supportive, friendly work environment.  


What we need from you 

  • Veterinary nurse registered with the VCI/RCVS 

  • Experience is beneficial but not required, training and support will be provided  

  • Friendly, organised and hardworking individual that works well as part of a team 

  • Eligible to work in Ireland 


Feel valued and rewarded 

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 

  • Minimum of 22 days annual leave 

  • Birthday leave 

Focus on employee wellbeing 

  • Paid Maternity, Paternity and Adoptive leave packages 

  • 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 future leaders, including Head Nurses and Practice Managers 

  • Career progression opportunities 

Professional memberships 

  • VCI membership paid 

  • VDS cover paid 

Additional benefits 

  • Annual pay reviews 

  • Pawesome benefits – various discounts including retails 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 (LGBTQIA+, Wellbeing Champions, Nurse 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 (Ireland)  

+353 (0) 86 085 0891  

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