The Role

We are looking for a full time Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team. The role is 5 days a week (varied start times between 7am-12pm and finish times between 4pm and 9pm depending on shift) with the occasional Saturday morning (1 in 4 or 5) and 2nd on call rota 1 week in 6. Currently no further OOH. The days vary depending on the shift, you could be working in kennels looking after long term in-patients and pre and post op, or in theatre, so prepping patient for surgery, monitoring anaesthetics through to recovery, performing tests in the lab or maybe a stint on reception. Running nurse clinics, assisting vets where required in consults and helping with puppy parties (when covid allows) is also part of the role.

About Us

AlphaPet is a small animal practice, situated between the beautiful South Downs and the sunny Sussex coast. Established 27 years ago, we have a main surgery in a busy precinct adjacent to a large playing field. 2 smaller branches are located about a 20 minute drive away. One on a farm and the other part of a stables. All sites have ample free car parking. Mod cons include Ultrasound, Endoscopy and Digital X-ray. We see a lot of wildlife and work closely with a local wildlife hospital.

AlphaPet currently has 4 vets, though we are in the process of building up the team. We also have 8 RVNs, 3 SVNs and 4 ANAs. Nurse certificate holders in ECC & Anaesthesia. We’re a friendly team who love socialising outside work when Covid allows! Our staff regularly fundraise for various charities in different ways. Over the years we have climbed the 3 peaks, descended Arundel Castle, run marathons and even sponsored a Disney themed concert! We’ve helped with local beach cleans and litter picks. For many years we hosted an Animal Fun Day and Dog Show, raising thousands of pounds for local and national animal charities.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a confident and reliable team player with a fun sense of humour. You will be able to use your own initiative and work on your own, but also muck in with the team. Previous experience in a busy hospital would be of benefit, but not essential.

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.

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