Veterinary Nurse - Sunbeam Veterinary Hospital


Sunbeam Veterinary Hospital has an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Nurse to join their team on a full-time basis to cover 12 months maternity leave in their referral hospital at Cobh, starting in June 2024. 

We are a 100% Small Animal veterinary group based around Cork city. Our very busy referral hospital is based in Northpoint on the Northside of Cork city. We also have clinics located in Blackpool, Cobh, Passage West and on Kinsale Road.

Our branch practice in Cobh has Ultrasound, Radiography, and a fully equipped laboratory. It is mostly first opinion in the small, picturesque seaside village. We have a loyal, local client base which is well established and a very close-knit team of 1 Veterinary Surgeon, 1 Veterinary Nurse and 1 Receptionist.

Our industry leading referral services include CT Scanning, Radiography, Ultrasound, Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, Inhouse Laboratory, Orthopaedic Surgery (including spinal surgery), Hospitalisation facilities, Canine Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation, and a 24-hour Emergency Service. We have over 40+ staff members and are continually looking to expand; the majority or our Vets and Nurses holding their own certificates or specialising in their own area of interest.

Since opening in 2003 we have improved the range and quality of services available to our clients and we are continually looking to expand. At present, we have over 40+ staff members in our group including 16 Veterinary Surgeons, 18 Veterinary Nurses and 8 Support staff. Many of our Vets and Nurses hold their own certificates or specialise in their own area of interest and we encourage further professional development with our fully funded certificates.

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The Role

This is a great opportunity for a Veterinary Nurse in a beautiful coastal village in Cork to work alongside a friendly and supportive team.

This is a full-time position of 40 hours over 5 days per week. There is a shared weekend rota of 1 in 4 Saturday morning clinic cover. There is no OOH within this role.

The salary for this position is up to €35,000 commensurate with experience.

Applicant Requirements

All applicants must be registered with the VCI and eligible to work in Ireland.

We are seeking an experienced RVN with a strong focus on animal wellbeing and welfare. You would ideally be a hardworking, diligent and questioning individual. 

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
    • 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
  • 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 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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