Registered Veterinary Nurse (Temporary to Perm Options + Newly Qualified Nurses Considered)

Location County Galway
Discipline: Veterinary Nurses
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Generous Salary + Perks + Development + Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Job ref: SGBVG
Published: about 15 hours ago

​The Role:

Lloyd & Cowan are pleased to be working with an exceptional veterinary practice, under the wing of a leading veterinary group throughout the UK & ROI. There is good variety within the nursing team as this is a floater type of role with good support and guidance from the nursing team. Your time will be divided between the two clinics and includes both operations and reception duties. 

The rota includes working 4 days per week, with 1-day weekend cover per month with some out of hours cover.

About The Branch:

The practice is a 2 site Small Animal Practice based in the West of Ireland in Galway with both purpose-built units, with good parking. A 2-minute walk from the pier in Barna looking onto Galway Bay and 15 minutes from the fun city of Galway which is very much buzzing during the summer months with lots going on.

We have all the usual equipment including Xray, ultrasound, idexx blood machines and much more. We are a small friendly practice that is part of the community and we have a good relationship with our clients. We are a small dedicated team that likes our work but also values our free time! Work-life balance in a friendly and relaxed environment - what more could you want!?

Currently the team is made up of 4 Vets - 2 full time and 2 part-time, 5 Nurses all full time and are proud to be a good GP practice!

The Ideal Applicant:

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic and fun Nurse to join this team for the summer and perhaps for longer. Although experience would help a can-do attitude from a new grad would be happily accepted too. As a small team flexibility and working together is important to us. A car is required in this area.


  • Salary: up to €30,000 depending on experience plus benefits.

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service

  • Generous CPD allowance per annum

  • VCI Membership paid

  • Leadership Academy for all our future leaders, including Head Nurses and Practice Managers

  •  Funding of any Certs / Diploma’s / PhD’s that you may want to pursue

  • VDS Membership paid

  • Birthday leave

  • Discounted veterinary fees

  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail  

  •  Cycle to Work scheme

  •  Access to PRSA

  • Paid bereavement leave

  •  Company sick pay

  •  Employee opinion survey

  •  Annual pay reviews

  • Social events

  • Industry leading Academy & Leadership courses

  • Focus on employee wellbeing

  •  Relocation packages

  • Career progression opportunities

If you wish to apply send a CV through the link with a mention of when you will be available for a registration call.

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068.If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them.

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