Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Location

    East Grinstead

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary and Benefits

  • Contact:

    Sue Hanson

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -072020-15592

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:


We are working with a small group of practices in the East Grinstead area that are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join them on a full-time permanent basis. This role would require you to work between the practices from time to time

The Practice: 

At this practice, they aim to practice the very highest standard of medicine and surgery. They undertake a wide variety of clinical procedures to help them make a diagnosis and then treat any problems that are found. They are a small animal practice based in East Grinstead, West Sussex with two smaller satellite branches in the local area, with nurses sometimes required to travel to branches on days they operate. Their OOH is outsourced to another practice with the phone lines being diverted at 19:00.

They have a friendly team of 7 vets and 9 nurses with a wide range of interests resulting in a fair amount of orthopaedic cases along with frequent use of endoscopy and ultrasonography. They also have an internal lab covering biochemistry and haematology. They are a registered training practice with 3 students and encourage nurses to become clinical coaches if interested.

The Role and Candidate: 

Our client is looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join their amazing team on a full-time permanent basis. The team of nurses work on a shared rota that is based around a 37.5hr average week with 1in5 weekends and 1in7 Saturday mornings.

An average weekly rota consists of the shifts below:-

2-10:30 pm (inpatient care)

7:30-2:30 pm (inpatient care)

8-6:30 pm (theatre shift)

10-8 pm (prep shift)


Weekends - Sat morning appts (8-12 pm), a nurse working 8 am-2 pm after this inpatient care is split between the vet and nurse. This shift is currently 1in5.

They also have a Saturday morning shift (1in7) which is a 7:30-2 pm shift involving inpatient care and assisting consulting vets.

There are no out of hours requirements but inpatient care is required. Nurses are encouraged to carry out various nurse clinics including performing K-laser treatments.

This vacancy is for an experienced or newly qualified Veterinary Nurse who is highly motivated, works well in a team, and thrives in a busy, varied environment. Candidates must be enthusiastic about supporting student veterinary nurses and a qualification as a Clinical Coach is encouraged as well as CPD.

The Package:

  • 20 days paid holiday, not including bank holidays
  • 3 days paid CPD leave and £550 CPD allowance per annum
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • Service-based holiday entitlement increases
  • Birthday leave
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

Ref: JN -072020-15592

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