Post Registration Programme RVNLocation: Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull Practice: Willows Referral Service Salary: £24,000 Practice Details
Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service is one of the leading small animal referral centres in the world, having been delivering the highest possible standard of pet healthcare for over 30 years.
Our vision is to provide an unrivalled clinical, patient, client and team experience that is recognised for excellence across the world. Our values centre around the care of our patients, our clients, our referring vets, each other, and the environment to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
Willows is widely known for the delivery of CPD, and we strongly encourage all our associates to continually develop their skills and knowledge. We employ over 250 Associates working as part of an outstanding multi-disciplinary team led by internationally-renowned Specialists. Our service teams include orthopaedics, neurology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, clinical nutrition, oncology, soft tissue surgery, cardiology, dermatology, Emergency and Critical Care (ECC), anaesthesia and analgesia, diagnostic imaging and physiotherapy.
In-patient care is a priority and includes 24-hour veterinary and nursing cover, with support from a team of emergency vets and Interns. Our hospital facilities are of the highest quality, including on-site Siemens 64-slice CT, Siemens 1.5T MRI, two in-theatre mobile image intensifiers, two digital radiography rooms, ultrasonography, electro diagnostics, video endoscopy and an extensive range of advanced surgical equipment.
Your role and responsibilities
The successful applicant will be given training and support to take their career to the next level. We are able to offer exciting opportunities for nurses who share our commitment to excellence and a desire to provide world-class care and customer service.
With the benefit of superb imaging and anaesthesia facilities, as well as specialists working in every discipline, Willows provides a truly rewarding working environment. We have an exceptionally friendly, professional, and dedicated team of nurses who give a warm and supportive welcome to new members of staff. This is an ideal chance for keen individuals to work in one of the UK’s leading referral centres and develop their nursing skills.
Experience of working in a referral environment is not required as full support and training will be provided for the successful candidates. The successful candidate will be working alongside our team of Registered Veterinary Nurses, Surgical Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Care Assistants to deliver gold standard veterinary care to our patients.
As part of our structured year long programme, you will rotate around core areas of the hospital (wards, theatre, diagnostics and ICU) whilst being supported by a trained preceptor (clinical mentor) and skills supervisors (experts in their nursing area). You will be given five professional development days to enhance your career progression and time off rota each week to learn new skills and improve your knowledge base.
- £24,000 per year
- £500 CPD allowance + 3 days in which to take it
- 5 Professional Development Days
- The equivalent of 2 hours each week off rota for study
- Preceptor and PRP manager support
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
- RCVS & VDS fees paid
- Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programme
- Career progression opportunities
- Staff discount schemes
- Enhanced sickness pay
- Enhanced equal family leave
- Wellness programme including:
- Employee assistance programme
- Eyecare voucher scheme
- Free annual flu jab
- Cycle to work scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Recruitment referral reward scheme.
At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone. For more information, click here.
Part of an amazing global family
The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 veterinary health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.
Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.
Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.
We would love to hear from you, please contact Sophie Venables at [email protected] and [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form here.