Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse - Nights

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    2019-04-15 00:00:00

  • End date:

    2019-12-31 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    Excellent Salary and Benefits (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Emily Naden

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -012019-8491

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Contact:

    Emily Naden

We are working on behalf of our client who is looking for a Night Registered Veterinary Nurse to join its specialist small animal Veterinary Practice, based near Godalming in Surrey. The practice is looking for a nurse with previous experience in referral nursing but will also be happy to consider applications from RVNs with first opinion practice experience.

The Practice:

The practice is located against a beautiful backdrop in rural Surrey and has Veterinary Surgeons who specialise in the treatment of orthopaedic and neurological conditions in small companion animals.

The practice is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has facilities including:-

  • Custom built patient wards with glass doors to allow a wide field of view for the animals.
  • Digital imaging system including MRI, CT, and Arthroscopy
  • In-house Physiotherapists
  • A rehabilitation centre within the building

The Role:

This overnight nursing role is ward based and includes monitoring and providing analgesia and treatments to patients with a wide range of conditions, and the provision of advanced nursing care. Nurses are supported by a vet on duty throughout the night and highly trained auxiliaries who walk and feed patients and look after their husbandry requirements, allowing nurses to focus on nursing.

Night nurses work 7 shifts on, 7 shifts off with hours of 20.30 - 08.30, allowing plenty of time for travel, study, and hobbies. Accommodation may be available during the week that you are working, subject to availability.

In return, our client offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes:-

  • Competitive salary (DOE)
  • Paid holidays
  • Both funded and regular in-house CPD
  • Free VET Festival ticket
  • Payment of your RCVS registration
  • A workplace pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Free onsite parking
  • Staff room with complimentary hot and cold drinks and staff facilities
  • An onsite gym
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • Full induction, mentoring and support

The Candidate:

You will be a registered and experienced nurse who is driven to provide a high level of nursing care to patients and able to use your own initiative. Your ability to be forward thinking, show empathy and demonstrate exemplary teamwork is essential. Previous experience in referral nursing is highly beneficial but our client also encourages applications from RVNs with several years’ post-qualification, first opinion practice experience.


Role: Registered Veterinary Nurse - Nights

Type: Small Animal

Hours: 20.30 - 08.30 - 7 nights on 7 nights off

Weekends: Yes, within a 7-day shift pattern

Out of hours: Yes, within a 7-day shift pattern

Salary: Competitive subject to experience

Ref: JN -012019-8491

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

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