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 email@example.com or telephone 01534 745999.
To apply please email your CV, with a covering letter, to firstname.lastname@example.org
or post to
Jeremy Miller BA CertVOphthal MRCVS
All Pets Veterinary Centre
Manor Farm Barn
Route du Manoir
Marley and Eddee both have the same condition: Idiopathic hypercalcaemia. This means they have too much calcium in their blood, the cause of which remains unknown (to science!). Idiopathic hypercalcaemia is the most common diagnosis of high blood calcium in cats; however other causes can be kidney disease, cancers and parathyroid disorders. Clinical signs can vary from increased thirst to lethargy and constipation. We are currently able to manage Eddee’s calcium levels with diet alone; however Marley needs to take medication to keep his levels within normal limits.