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Registered Veterinary Nurse Required At Vale Vets, Portishead

4 weeks ago
2 months ago

Up to £29,000 DOE

Vale Vets, Portishead

Nicola Grant

Portishead, N Somerset, United Kingdom

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join us at Vale Vets! We are proud of our progressive standards and are looking for a cheerful Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly team at Vale Vets. Your role is to act as a veterinary nurse within the nursing team which supplies surgical skill and nursing care to the veterinary team and results in excellent standards of patient and client care.

The shift pattern is 40 hours per week across 5 days with 1 in 7 weekend shifts.


The salary for this role is up to £29,000 depending on experience.

About Us

Our small-animal Veterinary Hospital is situated in the town of Portishead, and we have been in the heart of the community for over 20 years. Portishead is in North Somerset on the Severn Estuary, less than 10 miles west of Bristol.
We are Portishead’s only veterinary hospital with a team of vets and qualified nurses who are available 24/7 with round the clock on-site care. We have a certificate holder in ECC, and we have vets at various stages of certificates in medicine, exotics, and surgery. We offer a high standard of patient care in a clean and professional working environment, and we are proud to have consistently achieved Tier 3 Hospital Status.

We are well equipped with various diagnostic and clinical tools, including laparoscopy, endoscopy, ultrasonography, digital radiography (including dental radiography), in-house laboratory, multi-parameter monitoring equipment, and much more!

We have been awarded Gold in the ICC cat friendly clinic awards and the hospital has separate cat and dog waiting rooms for clients, separate inpatient wards for cats / dogs / isolation, and dedicated consulting times during the week for cat-only appointments.

About the Team and Culture

It’s really important to us that no one feels overworked, breaks are taken, and that staff get to leave on time. We are an incredibly friendly and supportive bunch, so we want someone that will fit in and enjoy caring for their colleagues as well as their patients. Out of work we enjoy dog walks, pub trips, quizzes, and everything in between.

Applicant Requirements 

The ideal candidate will be a Registered Veterinary Nurse, at least 1 year qualified, be competent in all routine nursing and be confident working alone as well as part of a team. You will be an enthusiastic and caring individual who strives to work to the highest standard of care.

Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –

Work life balance
•    6.6 weeks annual leave
•    Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
•    Your birthday as a paid day off

•    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
•    Non-accidental injury support

•    £550 CPD allowance with 3 days paid pro rata
•    Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
•    Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
•    All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
•    Infection Prevention and Control Programme
•    Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships
•    VDS cover
•    RCVS fees

•    Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
•    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
•    Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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 and quote reference BH7782.

Tel: 07977242410
Address: Vale Vet Animal Hospital 1 Beach Road West, Portishead, N Somerset, United Kingdom

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