Due to a long-term member of the team retiring this May, Spring Lodge is looking for a new full time RVN to join our large friendly team. We would love to welcome a nurse for 40hours / week, to work across our group. The shift times are between 7:30am and 7:30pm. There is a shared Saturday morning included in the hours, plus an additional shared OOH weekend rota for extra pay. No nights or on-call.
We are a RCVS accredited small animal hospital in Witham, Essex with 5 other accredited branches all a short drive from the hospital. 3 of these branches are ‘stand-alone’ branches with facilities to image and operate. The other two branches are ‘consulting only’ branches which feed into the main hospital.
The hospital has a full in-house lab, separate isolation, cat and dog wards and a separate orthopaedic theatre. We host a digital x-ray, ultrasound, various endoscopes and laparoscopic kit.
We are also proud to be a ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic, a RWAF Rabbit Friendly Clinic and a fear free clinic.
The main hospital in Witham is in walkable distance to a main line train station for easy access to London and is within driving distance to the East coast. We have a good mixture of surrounding countryside and town and we are only half an hour to Stanstead airport.
We have a fantastic, team of vets, nurses and support staff, that have a wide range of interests, and who provide support to each other whilst working within our busy clinics. Training and progression are greatly supported and many of the clinical staff hold or are working towards further qualifications, meaning we benefit from a wide range of specialities. Our nurses enjoy lots of responsibility within the practice, and we utilise their skills in all areas of nursing. We are a training practice and like to be involved in supporting the next cohort of vets and nurses.
We are well known in the area and are active in the community, and often sponsor local events. Although we are a big team, we are a close team, with many members of staff having been part of the Spring Lodge family for many years. We like to let our hair down regularly with a good party or just by celebrating each other’s personal events.