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Registered Veterinary Nurse Barrow Hill Veterinary Hospital Ashford TN24 8TY, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 22 Jun 2022

Registered Veterinary Nurse required at Barrow Hill Veterinary Hospital

Job Description

The Role

Barrow Hill have a brilliant opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join their friendly team!

The role is for an enthusiastic RVN to join our establishing nursing team. Currently our nurses perform admits for procedures and discharges, nail clips, anal glands, weight checks to dispense/apply flea and worm treatment, post op checks, suture removals, weight clinics, dematts, routine bandage changes and phlebotomy. Just recently our qualified nurses have started doing Librela, Solensia, Cytopoint, Immunotherapy injections and 2nd vaccinations under the guidance of a veterinary surgeon. We are looking for a nurse to continue this and establish more complex clinics including geriatrics, diabetic and renal and other chronic illness. 

The role is full time with working hours of 9:00 am- 17:30 pm Monday to Friday with a half-hour unpaid break. There are no weekends or OOH involved.


The salary for the role is up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience

About Us

Barrow Hill Veterinary Centre is a busy, well-equipped small animal clinic in Kent. The Ashford site benefits from an onsite CT scanner and is able to offer laparoscopic procedures. Ashford is ideally situated for links to London and the continent and only 20 minutes from the beautiful city of Canterbury.

About the Team and Culture

There are 10 vets across the three sites, supported by 14 RVNs, three SVNs, kennel assistants and a dispensing assistant as well as an experienced and friendly reception team. The addition of peripatetic vets in ophthalmology, orthopaedics and cardiac ultrasound further enhances our services and many of our clinical staff are studying for certificates in imaging, internal medicine, anaesthesia and ECC. We are a supportive and encouraging team to work amongst and truly care about the welfare of one another. The team like to support charity events, with their last event raising money for medical detection dogs.

Applicant Requirements

We are seeking a passionate and enthusiastic RVN with some post-qualification experience and a passion for the development, implementation and delivery of nurse clinics. The right RVN will have to be client-focused with excellent communication skills and bedside manner.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Birthday leave
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

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 BH5919

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