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Veterinary Nurse - VetCare

  • VetCare
  • Athy, Kildare
  • Full-Time, Permanent
  • Up to €33,380 DOE

Vet Care are seeking a Veterinary Nurse to join their team in their Small Animal referral hospital located in Athy, Co Kildare.

At Vet Care you can expect state-of-the-art medical care for our patients. We keep our practice up to date with all the latest medical equipment necessary to offer top-of-the-line veterinary care including Digital X-rays, Ultrasound, Gastroscopy and a fully equipped laboratory with comprehensive blood and urine analysis.

Vet Care is a group of four Veterinary Practices located in Kildare, Carlow, Laois and Dublin. We are mostly first opinion practices; however our main referral centre is in Athy. We offer referral services in Orthopaedics, Ultrasound (both cardiac and abdominal) and Soft Tissue Surgery.

In Athy we have a magnificent team of 4 Veterinary Surgeons, 6 Veterinary Nurses and 3 Support Staff. Two of the Veterinary team have certificates in Small Animal Surgery and Cardiology. We are proud of our relaxed, healthy working environment with a fully supported team and all the benefits of an IVC Evidenisa employee.

Our practice works very closely with several local and national charities.

The Role

This is a full-time, permanent position of Veterinary Nurse located in our referral centre in Athy.

The full-time work week typically cover 5 days (40hours) per week with a 1 in 4 Saturday shift. Weekday shifts are 9am-6pm and you will get a day off in lieu for any Saturday shifts covered.

Duties & responsibilities will be allocated depending on your experience level but typically will include inpatient care, surgical nursing, client communication, nurse consults and other similar roles.

There is no OOH in this role.

Salary is up to €33,380 depending on experience.

Applicant Requirements

We are seeking a Veterinary Nurse eligible to register with the VCI.

This position would be suitable for a new graduate as we have a large supportive nursing team and complimentary access to the IVC Evidensia Nurse Academy!

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

  • 22 days Annual Leave
  • Birthday Leave
  • 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


  • €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
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Relocation Packages
  • 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 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


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