Veterinary Nurse - Vet Care Athy


Make a difference and save lives. Vet Care in Athy have an opening for a Veterinary Nurse to join their team in July 2024. 


Are you the one? 

  • Full-time, permanent role of Veterinary Nurse in our Athy practice 

  • Suitable for new graduate veterinary nurses joining the register in 2024 

  • 40 hours/5 days per week with 1 in 4 Saturdays (day off in lieu for any Saturday worked) 

  • No OOH or on call work 

  • Salary is €28,000 to €30,500 commensurate with experience 

  • Full support and training supplied with the IVC Evidensia Nurse Academy  

  • Utilise your nursing skills 

  • Professional memberships paid 

  • Employee wellbeing and a good work/life balance prioritized  

  • Career progression opportunities 


Are you the perfect fit? 

  • Registered or eligible to register with the VCI 

  • Experience is preferable but not required 

  • New graduates and junior nurses will be given full support and training as well as be offered a place on the IVC Evidensia Nurse Academy 

We are here to help you succeed 

Our 100% Small animal practice in Athy is a busy, first opinion referral centre located in Kildare. 


 At Vet Care you can expect individualised, state-of-the-art medical care for our patients. We keep our practice up to date with all the latest equipment necessary to offer our high standards of service including digital radiography, ultrasound and a fully equipped laboratory with comprehensive blood and urine analysis. Our sister branches are in Carlow, Laois and Dublin. We offer a wide range of referral services including Orthopaedics, Ultrasound (both cardiac and abdominal), and Soft Tissue Surgery. 


Our Athy branch is located on the outer skirts of Athy, close to the Dublin-Waterford railway line, and the M9 motorway. Our closeknit team is made of 5 Veterinary Surgeons, 5 Veterinary Nurses, 2 receptionists and 2 groomers. We are proud of our relaxed, healthy working environment with an excellent support team on-site, all the expected benefits of being part of a larger veterinary group, plus the unique benefits of being an IVC Evidensia employee. 


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 


  • €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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