Registered Veterinary Nurse

South Devon Veterinary Hospital
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time
From £29,000 DOE

Posted on 28/12/2023

Join the South Devon Veterinary Group & be part of our brilliant Veterinary Nursing community
SALARY – From £29,000 DOE
About Us

We have 4 practices within our group, based in the Newton Abbot / Torquay area of South Devon. We sit directly between the spectacular Tors of Dartmoor and the un-rivalled South Devon Coastline with its fabulous beaches just a short hop away.

Kingsteignton Veterinary Practice is a friendly, well-established 1st Opinion practice in the heart of the community.

South Devon Veterinary Hospital and Referrals is located on the edge of the picturesque village of Abbotskerswell in the old village cider works offering both 1st Opinion and Referral services. We are open 24 hours a day for in-patient care.

Powderham Veterinary Practice has been around since the 1800’s, and this busy 1st Opinion practice supports clients at both Newton Abbot and Torquay.

All our practices have great facilities including in-house haematology and biochemistry, a medical standard fan beam CT Scanner, ultrasound / endoscopy suit, digital X-ray and digital dental x-ray. All practices are RCVS Practice Standards Scheme accredited so you can be certain that we like to promote and maintain the very highest standards of care.

Our referral hospital has a Diplomat led Ophthalmology service as well as undertaking Orthopaedic Referrals, Out Patient CT’s and Laparoscopic bitch spays and provides 24hr hospital in-patient care.

The Role

Day to day duties include supporting the Vets in surgery – (placing IV lines, taking bloods, monitoring anaesthetics, setting up fluids, assisting with radiographs/ CT’s) and providing in-patient care.

We all have a share of responsibilities here, spending time between surgical, medical and nurse clinic duties to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to improve skills and knowledge. If you have a particular area of interest, we want to support this and make sure you can pursue your passions. We like to encourage nurse clinics at all the practices and we’re open to new ideas in order to expand and improve this service for clients.
We are a busy, friendly, sociable, supportive group with a passion for providing the very best care to our patients & clients. We also recognise that you are fundamental to our success, so we actively support a healthy work/life balance and your mental health and wellbeing is just as important to us. We are most definitely not afraid to think creatively about practice life & how we can make each day just that little bit better for everyone.

The Nitty Gritty Important Bits

We are looking for experienced Registered Veterinary Nurses who would like to join our exceptional team across the practices within our group. 

It is very important to us that our team are happy at work and enjoy a good work life balance, our full-time week is based over 40 hours and we support flexible working as we are open between 08:00 and 19:00. If you would prefer part-time hours we would be happy to chat about what you’re looking for as we can be flexible with the rota.

We also open on Saturday mornings so you would take part in our Saturday rota with time off in lieu given. 

There are no on-call or out-of-hours shifts, but we do provide our own out-of-hours inpatient care at the Hospital, and have a dedicated night & weekend team so if those shifts are of particular interest to you, let us know.

Because You Do Matter

Investing in you is at the heart of what we do so in addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from;

Work life balance
  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Company Sick Pay allowance from day one
  • Have your birthday off on us 
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
  • Non-accidental injury support
  • £550 CPD allowance per year
  • Certificate support
  • 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
  • Relocation packages for candidates moving from outside of the area.

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.
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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Nicola Grant from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

South Devon Veterinary Hospital

The Old Cider Works, Abbotskerswell, Devon, TQ12 5GH, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal