VA144 – Veterinary Nurse – Maternity Cover – Wimbledon

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an RVN to join our team of excellent nurses. The Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital offers a varied caseload of routine procedures, emergency and critical care, and specialist work with an ophthalmologist, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeon, dentist, dermatologist and physiotherapist. 

We value our nurses and want to see their careers develop. Training and support are provided: CPD is funded and encouraged. An interest in Clinical Coaching and nurse clinics is welcome. 

Stone Lion has digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, comprehensive in-house blood analysers, and multi-parameter including capnography and blood pressure monitoring, used as standard. We are also offering laparoscopic spays. We are an RCVS Accredited Hospital and hold an ISFM Silver Award for Cat Friendly Clinics.

The position is full time and 40 hrs per week. The rota involves 1.5 in 7 weekends and 1 bank holiday per annum, there are no nights or on-call. This is for a 1 year fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.  Stone Lion is an interesting and rewarding place to work. You will be able to fully utilise your nursing skills working with a supportive and friendly team.

The salary range is £23,000 to £32,000 per annum depending on experience. In addition, we offer paid CPD with 2 full or 3 -part days CPD allowance.

Our industry leading benefit package includes:
– Paid BVNA, VDS and RCVS fees.
– Fully funded CPD and certificates supported.
– Simply Health which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
– 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
– Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!).
– Cycle to work scheme.
– Up to £3000 relocations cost. 
– Great colleague pet discount scheme. 
– Colleague Introduction incentive of £2500. 
– Increasing holiday allowance with length of service.

Goddard Veterinary Group was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard and now consists of 44 branches, 3 hospitals, and our own nursing college. We have a great reputation for looking after our people; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed.

In 2022 we are celebrating our 70th anniversary and have 44 branches, 3 hospitals and our own nurse training college. We value all of our colleagues and our forward-looking approach means we have introduced a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views, as well as monthly Town Hall meetings, communicating real time updates, taking polls with live Q&A’s to ensure we’re making the right, collaborative decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are a forward-thinking practice and have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy branches. We have a schedule of refurbishments planned and are continually reviewing equipment needs at our practices. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non-UK veterinary surgeons and nurses obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working for a forward-thinking business, and would like to know more, please email vacancies@goddardvetgroup.co.uk to arrange an informal chat, or click the apply button!