Veterinary Nurse Specialist - Southview Veterinary Hospital

 

Are you a Veterinary Nurse interested in developing a career in Reproductive Medicine? Southview Veterinary Hospital in Tipperary has an amazing opportunity for you. 

Southview Vets, established in 2003, is Irelands leading Small Animal Reproduction specialists. We have a huge client base from all corners of Ireland, Northern Ireland and as far away as Australia that value our expertise in ethical and evidence-based small animal reproduction.  

We are extremely passionate about responsible breeding with the health and wellbeing of animals leading the research and services we provide. We offer a range of specialized services in pre-breeding health assessments and canine reproduction including:  

  • Cardiology screening 

  • Hip and Elbow scoring – BVA, Pen-Hipp, and SV HD/ED Health Scheme 

  • Ultrasound 

  • Female fertility assessments 

  • Male fertility assessments 

  • A range of genetic screening tests 

  • Bacterial Cultures and other laboratory testing 

  • Progesterone blood tests 

  • Collection and storage of semen in cryovials  

  • Insemination – fresh, chilled or frozen 

  • We are the only practice in Ireland that offers the option of Transcervical insemination using a guided scope 

  • Import & export of semen worldwide 

  • Obstetrics 

We are proud of our high-quality services that ensure a healthy breeding regime to produce the next generation of healthy puppies and ethical breeders. As well as our specialized reproduction team Southview Vets also offer a range of referral and first opinion services including Orthopaedic, Cardiology, Ultrasound, Laparoscopy, Canine Health Schemes, extensive in-house laboratory, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. 

Here at Southview, we have a dedicated team of 22 professionals. We encourage everyone on our team, from receptionists to veterinary surgeons, to follow their passions and develop professionally with our fully funded certificates opportunities. Currently we have certificate holders in Small Animal Surgery, Cardiology, Ultrasound and Dairy Herd Health. 

 

The Role 

This is a unique job opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to become highly specialised and move their career to the next level. Training and support are provided for this position. 

This is a full time, permanent position of 39 hours/5 days per week. The weekday shifts are 8:30am to 5:30pm and the 1 in 3 shared weekend shifts are typically 8am to 4pm (when required). 

The duties and responsibilities with this role include processing blood and swab samples in our in-house laboratory, assessing vaginal swabs for ovulation staging, auditing storage tanks. You will be taught how to perform the process of freezing semen to a high quality, how to thaw pellets and straws of semen correctly, assisting with insemination techniques. Arranging import and export of semen (including administrative duties such as licensing, certificates and arranging couriers), preparing breeding certificates, triaging emails and responding to clients' queries. 

This is a fast-paced position with time sensitive duties due to the nature of the business. It is a role that would keep you on your toes and bring a new level of expertise to your career.  

Salary is up to €40,560 depending on experience plus attractive benefits (listed below). 

 

Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for an experienced Veterinary Nurse with a strong interest in Canine Reproduction. You must be registered or eligible to register with the Veterinary Council of Ireland. Any experience in reproduction is favourable but not essential for the role. Full training will be provided for this role. 

You must demonstrate excellent administration and communicative skills.  

 

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 

  • Minimum of 22 days Annual Leave (pro-rata for Part Time) 

  • Birthday Leave (paid day off on your birthday) 

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 

Additional Benefits 

  • Annual Pay Reviews 

  • Pawesome Benefits – various discounts including retail and virtual gym. 

  • Employee Pension Contributions 

  • Discounted Staff Pet Veterinary Fees 

  • 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 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  

shonagh.dawson@ivcevidensia.com  

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