Registered Veterinary Nurse

Castle Veterinary Group, Castlewellan
Permanent, Full time
Competitive Salary

Posted on 02/12/2020

The Role

We are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team on a full time or part time basis to carry out all aspects of nursing. You will be dealing with small animal consults, assisting surgical procedures, and supporting the training and career development of our young nurses. The position will provide you with the opportunity to develop nursing clinics and use your initiative to promote new ideas.



Working 40 hours per week

Between Monday-Sunday

1:3 Saturdays (9am-5:30pm) – day off in lieu during the week

1:6 Sunday covering Castlewellan & Downpatrick clinics



Up to £24,000 negotiable dependent on experience

Welcome bonus of up to £1,500

Relocation package of up to £5,000


About Us

This is an excellent opportunity to join a large, mixed practice with certificate holders in small animal surgery and medicine. We have a highly variable and exciting caseload of medical, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. We have excellent facilities including digital x-ray, endoscopy, ultrasound and in-house laboratory, and a focus on clinical excellence and client care.


Applicant Requirements

The applicant must be a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse. Previous experience working in a small animal practice is required. Experience of orthopaedics would be beneficial as duties will include assisting in advanced orthopaedic surgery. Must be RCVS registered. CPD is funded and encouraged.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata

  • 4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
  • 3 days paid CPD leave
  • £550 CPD allowance per annum
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

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. 

Apply for this job

Closing date for job applications: 16/12/2020

Any questions before applying?

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

Margaret Oliver

Talent Partner for Scotland & Isle of Man


Castle Veterinary Group, Castlewellan

8 Dublin Road, Castlewellan, Belfast, BT31 9AQ, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Farm / Large animal