Permanent Full Time, Head Veterinary Nurse

Permanent Full Time, Head Veterinary Nurse

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  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

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  • Contact:

    Tracy Atkinson

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  • Job ref:

    JN -042018-2002

  • Published:

    8 months ago

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  • Start date:

    2018-12-03 00:00:00

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We are currently working with a friendly, independent practice in Wiltshire that has been providing excellent care for animals over many years, in their local community. They are currently looking to recruit a Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse on a full-time permanent basis.

The Practice:

This is a mixed RCVS accredited practice situated in Somerset, a beautiful county featuring a dramatic coastline, epic English countryside and historic places. They have 4 surgeries and currently employ 14 dedicated vets and 25 nurses working with small animals. This clinic offers a wide range of services which include: ultrasound scanning, endoscopy, dentistry, ECG, on-site laboratory, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, laparoscopic bitch spays, cardiology, chemotherapy, X-rays, dog training and behaviour advice. Their nursing team effectively contribute to the overall care provided for their clients and patients in their companion animal division. Working in their four well-equipped surgeries, their steadfast and professional team of nurses run their own clinics which include dental check-ups, puppy parties, mobility, weight and nutrition management, plus they also care for their hospitalised patients and assist with all surgical and medical procedures. This is a training centre that places great importance on the support and development of their team which also includes student nurses, animal care & kennel assistants. 

The Role:

This would be a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week, 8 hour shifts, between 07:30 and 19:00. The weekend rota is 1:10 and they alternate between working a full weekend 07:30 – 16:00 on Saturday and Sunday. The other would be working 08:00 – 12:00 and then back in from 16:00 – 19:00 on Saturday. Sunday would be 16:00 – 19:00. You would be back up on-call this weekend but there is a dedicated night team, so it is very unlikely you would be called in. You will also be on a back up on-call rota once a month but, the same as above, it’s very unlikely you will be called in.

The Candidate:

This is a friendly, busy, forward thinking practice where ideas are welcomed.  The post would suit an enthusiastic nurse who is looking for a position with more responsibility, leading a dynamic team and who has ambition to succeed within a progressive environment.


Role: Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse

Type: Small Animal

Location: Wiltshire

Hours: Full Time – Varied rota Monday – Friday 37.5 hours per week

Weekend: 1:10 weekends alternating shifts.

OOHs: Back up on-call rota once a month.

Sole Charge: No

Branch Work: None.

Computer System: Assisi

Salary: Highly competitive – dependent on experience + CPD plus OOHs paid as extra + practice annual bonus + Pension + Staff Discount + Local shopping discounts + 25 days holiday after the 1st year in service [22 days in the 1st year] – excluding bank holidays

Ref: JN -042018-2002

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

 What happens next: Click APPLY to apply for this role and a member of our team will be in touch if you have been successful.

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Please call or email our team to discuss the specific details for this role such as practice details, exact location, salaries or any other queries you may have. Please also quote reference JN -042018-2002 when enquiring about this vacancy.

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