First Opinion and Hospital Veterinary Nurse

Abington Park Vets, Moulton Practice
Permanent, Full time
£20,000 - £26000

Posted on 17/02/2021

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse who wants to further their career by joining our existing highly skilled and supportive team, at our Moulton site. This position is working in our first opinion and hospital team, working alongside a surgical and medical referral team. This role has a mixture of early and late shifts - these are worked on a weekly rota covering general surgery and nurse appointments. Also, a rota working on wards looking after day and hospitalised patients. The role includes emergency work and critical care nursing. The practice has the opportunities to nurse a variety of cases and can have a high case load from different areas. We are looking for someone who is driven and able to work on their own initiative. Salary range starts at £20,000 for a new grad then £23000-£26000 depending on experience.

About Us

This position is based in our newly refurbished Moulton site, with access to high spec equipment. There is a large kennel area, including a cattery, an isolation suite and a large prep room that is shared with the surgical referral team. We have a fully equipped in house lab. You will be working alongside vets that are certificate holders in ophthalmology and dentistry. This position has the opportunities for career progression including becoming a Clinical Coach. We provide a great CPD budget with monthly in-house CPD. Staff car park is also available onsite.

Applicant Requirements

Experience working in a first opinion practice and a passion for high standard treatment is essential. Full on the job training will be given. A full driving licence is needed as you may be required to drive the practice ambulance to collect animals from other sites.

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
•    Free uniform in a number of roles
•    Annual pay reviews
•    Social events
•    Academy & Leadership courses
•    Focus on employee wellbeing
•    Relocation packages
•    Career progression opportunities
•    Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ 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 Victoria Danielsson from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Victoria Danielsson

Recruitment Consultant

Abington Park Vets, Moulton Practice

The Holcot Centre, Pitsford Road, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7RR, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal