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Registered Veterinary Nurse O'Shea, Bramley and Breen Vet Hospital Wicklow, Ireland

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Pay Range: 30,000 - € 32,000 per year EUR
Funded CPD Discount for own pets Enhanced Paid Sick Leave Pension
Posted on: 2 Apr 2024

Job Description

O’Shea, Bramley and Breen Hospital is a modern and progressive practice with an amazing opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join their team.  


Our modern hospital has all the essential equipment necessary to provide excellent clinical care to our patients. Our patient load is mostly feline and canine patients with some small furries visiting too. We have in-house Ultrasound, X-Ray, Blood Machines, ECG, Dental, Scope, and laboratory. Situated in the heart of Wexford town we have loads of local sights and amenities like our beautiful beaches, bustling town centre and local attractions. 


Our hospital team is comprised of 7 Veterinary Surgeons, 4 Veterinary Nurse and a support team of animal care assistants and receptionists. Our team is very experienced, and we promote a supportive working environment between all our colleagues.  We work closely with our local WSPCA and also a local cat neuter charity. 


With a very generous CPD allowance plus fully funded certificates we actively encourage professional development and as such there is plenty of scope for career progression – both clinical and non-clinical within the larger IVC Evidensia company. 



The Role 

This is a position for a Veterinary Nurse within O’Shea, Bramley and Breen Veterinary Hospital. 


This is a full time, permanent position of 37.5 hours/4.5 days per week, with a shared 1 in 4 weekend clinic  rota – a day off in lieu is given for any weekend days worked. 


There is no OOH or on call within this position. 


As a Veterinary Nurse, your main duty is to deliver a high standard of nursing care to all patients, assist the veterinary surgeons, liaise with clients regarding inpatient care and carry out nurse clinics. You will have many day-to-day duties and responsibilities which include surgical nursing, anaesthesia and analgesia monitoring, clinic and inpatient management, and laboratory work. We value our veterinary nursing team, and along with actively participating in nursing clinics, you will be involved in performing dentistry and radiographs. You will be working alongside our excellent team of experienced Vets and animal care assistants that will support you in your role. 


This position would suit a new graduate or a Veterinary nurse looking to develop their own personal career in a lively, friendly practice. 


Salary for this position is up to €32,000 commensurate with experience plus attractive benefits. There is the option of a relocation allowance if required for the right candidate (T&C’s apply). 



Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for a Veterinary Nurse registered or eligible to register with the VCI. New graduates and inexperienced RVNs are encouraged to apply, whom we will work with to develop their skills and interests. The candidate should be caring and compassionate with animal welfare and wellbeing as their focus.  



Benefits – subject to pro rata 

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our staff, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive salary, you will also benefit from: 

Work life balance 

  • Minimum of 22 days annual leave 
  • Birthday leave 

Focus on employee wellbeing 

  • Paid Maternity, Paternity and Adoptive leave packages 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • EAP and wellbeing centre access 
  • Paid bereavement leave 
  • Company sick pay 


  • €600 annual CPD allowance with 3 days paid (pro-rata) 
  • Bespoke Graduate Nurse Academy, Nurse Evolve and many more in-house academies 
  • Leadership Academy for all future leaders, including Head Nurses and Practice Managers 
  • Career progression opportunities 

Professional memberships 

  • VCI membership paid 
  • VDS cover paid 

Additional benefits 

  • Annual pay reviews 
  • Pawesome benefits – various discounts including retails and virtual gym 
  • Employee pension contributions 
  • Discounted staff pet veterinary fees 
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees 
  • Relocation packages 
  • Free flu jabs 
  • Opportunity to join company programmes (LGBTQIA+, Wellbeing Champions, Nurse Committee, Clinical Board and many more) 


As a BAME and LGBTQIA+ 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.  


Any questions before applying? 

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


Shónagh Dawson RVN 

Talent Partner 

+353 (0) 86 085 0891 

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