Veterinary Nurse - Vet Care Rathcoole



Join a welcoming and supportive team. Vet Care in Rathcoole have an opening for a new graduate Veterinary Nurse to join their team in July 2024. 


What do we offer you? 

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

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

  • 40 hours/5 days per week with 1 in 4 Saturdays in our referral centre in Athy 

  • Day off in lieu of any Saturdays worked 

  • No OOH or on call work 

  • Salary is €28,000 

  • 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 


How you fit in  

  • 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 Rathcoole is a busy, first opinion practice located in South Dublin. 


 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, Athy and Laois. We are mostly first opinion practices with our main referral centre in Athy. We offer a range of referral services including Orthopaedics, Ultrasound (both cardiac and abdominal), and Soft Tissue Surgery. Our practice in Rathcoole works very closely with several local and national charities. 


Our friendly Rathcoole team is made of 1 Veterinary Surgeon, 2 Veterinary Nurses, and a receptionist/groomer. 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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