Veterinary Nurse

Kilcoole Vets
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time
€27,000 - €40,000 FTE DOE

Posted on 09/09/2021

The Role

Due to continued growth and one of our nurses returning to education, we are in search of an additional RVN to join our team. Locum hours and permanent positions are available.

At Kilcoole Vets we like to make the most of our nurses. We value your skills and opinions and want you to spend your time caring for patients, not answering phones. Your responsibilities will include:
- nurse consultations (senior wellness, developmental checks, emergency triage, etc.)
- radiography
- surgical nursing
- inpatient care
- in-house laboratory (bloods, urinalysis, etc.)

Part time: Minimum 3 days per week, no weekends or out of hours.
Full time: 4 day working week, weekends and bank holidays evenly shared. No out of hours.

Salary for the role is between €27,000 - €40,000 per annum FTE depending on experience.


About Us

We are a very busy, progressive first opinion small animal practice where professional development and fresh ideas are strongly encouraged.

We aim to provide the best veterinary care possible and are always striving to improve. We have in house haematology, biochemistry, computed radiography, multiparameter anaesthetic monitoring, and are awaiting delivery of a new therapeutic laser and upgraded ultrasound.

We are conveniently located just off the Main Street of Kilcoole, a rapidly growing seaside village in County Wicklow with both train and Dublin Bus service.


About the Team

Plenty of support is available from our current team of 5 vets, 3 nurses, and 8 support staff.
2 of our vets are working on Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging certs, and one of our nurses has also recently started a cert in physiotherapy.

The new candidate will help fill in where our student nurse is returning to college and support the addition of a new vet who will be starting in November.


Applicant Requirements

If you are friendly, hardworking, and passionate about providing the best possible care for your patients and their pawrents, Kilcoole Vets might just be the place for you.

Candidates must be fully qualified and registered (or eligible to register) with the Veterinary Council of Ireland.

New graduates and experienced nurses are welcome to apply.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata

·         20 days paid holiday, not including bank holidays (based on full time, prorated for part time)

·         3 days paid CPD leave

·         €600 CPD allowance per annum

·         Service based holiday entitlement increases

·         Birthday leave

·         Discounted veterinary fees

·         My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships

·         Cycle to Work scheme

·         Access to PRSA

·         CPD/training support

·         Paid bereavement leave

·         Company sick pay

·         Employee opinion survey

·         Free uniform in a number of roles

·         Annual pay reviews

·         Social events

·         Industry leading 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. 

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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

Kilcoole Vets

Whitethorn Centre, Kilcoole, Co.Wicklow, A63 FP95, Ireland

Animals treated

  • Small animal