Poor ten month old Spanish rescue Suzie came to us with persistent vomiting and was off her food- generally just not a happy puppy! It was decided during the consult that Suzie would come in the following day starved to have x-rays. The X-rays showed us that there was an oval, partially gas-filled mass in Suzie’s abdomen, and because of the unusual presentation of the mass it was decided that Suzie would undergo exploratory abdominal surgery. The mass and a foot long section of her small intestine was removed in surgery, and the mass was sent away for testing. Suzie has just recently come in to have her final sutures removed and we are happy to report that the results came back all clear. It was suspected that the mass was caused by a form of penetrating injury to the intestine, most likely associated with a previously ingested foreign body. The mass had become bigger and bigger until it had caused a complete bowel obstruction.
Cally originally presented to us with a history of vomiting, and when she didn’t respond to medical treatment we proceeded to x-ray her to find out what was going on.
X-rays revealed a large amount of abnormal material in her stomach which was causing a blockage, so that evening Cally had emergency surgery to remove the offending obstruction.
Inside her stomach we found a large amount of fur, bones and other material belonging to a rodent. Cally’s eyes were a little too big for her belly in this instance!
After a couple of days in hospital Cally was able to go home and finally had her stitches removed last week. We can only hope her hunting days are behind her!
Belle was rushed into us as an emergency when her owners had noticed bleeding from her mouth. On inspection we could see that Belle had suffered trauma to her lower canine and two adjacent incisors. It was not known how this injury occurred but the teeth were barely still attached. It was decided that it would be best to remove the teeth under general anaesthetic and stitch up the gums. Belle was sent home the same day with a painkiller and anti-inflammatory to help her with a speedy recovery.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Registered Veterinary Nurse in our purpose built, independent small animal practice in St Peter, Jersey.
You will join our motivated team of 2 full-time vets, 2 part-time RVNs, 2 VCAs, 2 receptionists and 1 practice administrator.
We have great facilities including digital x-ray, ultrasound, multiple anaesthetic monitoring modalities including a capnograph and both Doppler and oscillometric blood pressure monitors, an in-house lab, and we’ve just purchased a dental x-ray.
We are a “Gold Standard” Cat Friendly Practice.
This is a full-time position working 38-42 hours per week (negotiable). Also, 1:3 Saturday mornings, though with additional time off in lieu. Evenings/weekends on call covered on 1:3 rota basis. Driving licence required.
We encourage Nurse consults!
Ideally the applicant would be a qualified Clinical Coach, or willing to become one.
We can offer the right candidate:
- Very competitive salary
- RCVS fees Paid
- CPD Allowance
- 20 Days Annual Leave
- Paid Pet Insurance Premiums
- Assistance with relocation expenses
- Provide assistance to Veterinary Surgeons in the examination and treatment of animals
- Participate in nurses’ clinics, eg. weight; puppy; geriatric; dental
- Undertake diagnostic tests as directed by Veterinary Surgeon, e.g. lab tests, radiography
- Prepare surgical theatres and assist in operations
- Dispense prescribed medications
Skills & Qualifications
- RVN qualified
- Ideally a qualified Clinical Coach, or willing to become one
- Confident communicator, with both colleagues and clients
- Team player
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01534 745999.
To apply please email your CV, with a covering letter, to email@example.com
or post to
Jeremy Miller BA CertVOphthal MRCVS
All Pets Veterinary Centre
Manor Farm Barn
Route du Manoir