Paws Pet Health Club

Pet care for dogs

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PART TIME REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE (PERMANENT)
Do you want to work in an independent practice where your opinion counts?
Do you like helping people by giving advice on their new puppy/kitten and building a relationship with
them so you can keep their pet healthy and comfortable into old age?
Do you engage well with clients and have the ability to explain things clearly and simply?
Are you able to add value to the team beyond your clinical skills and help those around you to have a
good day and get better at what they do?
Do you want to work somewhere where you are supported, valued & listened to by the management
team?
Are you a positive forward-thinking RVN who has a good track record of delivering exceptional animal
care? …….  If so, then please read on as we may just be what you’re looking for.
The fundamentals
100% small animal, first opinion, proudly independent, rural practice.
Situated in Upper Caldecote in Bedfordshire, just off the A1 with easy access to Luton Airport, London
and Cambridge.
Our Team: 8 Veterinary Surgeons (including Director/Owner and Clinical Director), 7 RVNs, 2 experienced
Veterinary Nursing Auxiliaries, 6 Receptionists and a Practice Manager.
This is a part-time role working 16 hours per week on shifts of either 8am to 4pm or 11am to 7pm,
Monday and Friday.  
No out of hours or on call duties.
Benefits include:13 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays), two weeks paid sick pay, Pension,
£300 CPD allowance, RCVS registration and VDS fees paid, as well as cost price veterinary treatment for
your own pets.
The role
This is a varied role where you will undertake all general first opinion nursing duties. These include
consultations, inpatient care, nurse clinics, running lab tests and assisting the vets in theatre and x-ray.
You’ll have good time management skills and the ability to prioritise and get work done each day.  You’ll
manage your own cases to achieve better clinical outcomes, greater satisfaction and establish bonded
clients.

 

 
 
 
What we can offer
A friendly working environment where you can make a real difference and are encouraged to develop
special interests.
Support and guidance from senior vets at all times.
Continuous access to managers to put forward suggestions, discuss concerns, chat with, laugh with and
cry with.
Regular all-staff and departmental meetings and annual reviews.
A good work-life balance and time to sit down and eat your lunch and, unexpected emergencies aside,
leave on time too!
About you
You’ll be the type of nurse who can work with and help to advance our standards of care to improve
patient outcomes and client consistency
You’ll enjoy working with the public and be confident in yourself and not embarrassed to discuss money,
as although it isn’t our priority, it is a necessary conversation.
We are looking for someone who ‘gets’ what we are trying to achieve and can fit our team culture and
values because team harmony is very important to us. We want you to be able to have a drink with us or
go for a dog walk or party with us at Christmas.
We need someone who can work effectively with colleagues; someone who builds trusting relationships with
ease; someone who can help clients understand what the right thing to do is by communicating clearly and
simply; and someone who likes to learn and help others grow too.
Equally, we want you to be able to accept that you will make mistakes and that’s ok, as long as you are
honest and reflect and learn from them.
Ultimately, the owner and management team here care deeply about our staff and helping them to
achieve their career ambitions.
For more information about the practice, please visit our website at www.esmithvet.com.

Closing date for applications – Sunday 13th November.

Caring for pets

As many of us are pet owners ourselves, we understand the importance of pets truly being part of the family. We do our best to offer the best care for your pet, with a comprehensive preventative healthcare programme and a range of medical services and surgical facilities to help when everything doesn't go to plan.

We are now in our brand new premises at Ickwell Road, Upper Caldecote, Bedfordshire SG18 9BS. Please see our "Contacts" page for further details.

Payment Options

Payment can be made via cash, cheque or debit/credit card.

Account payments can also be made by debit/credit card over the telephone or by BACS.

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