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Permanent Surgical Lead Veterinary Nurse (VETSEEK-13822)

Swindon, Wiltshire


Veterinary Nurse

£25,000 to £30,000 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

We are recruiting a Permanent Surgical Lead Veterinary Nurse to join a small animal practice in Swindon.

The practice is an established independent family run practice which has a large client base within the local area. It provides a range of standard and specialised veterinary services.The team is looking to welcome a surgical lead nurse who is passionate about surgery and ideally who wishes to use their skills under Schedule 3 to the maximum.

This role is full time or part time with weekends for consults and in-patients and negotiable on-call duties. There will be no OOH work.

Key Details:

  • Type: Small
  • Hours: Full or part time
  • Weekends: On a rota, consults and in-patients
  • Sole charge: No
  • OOH: None
  • On-call: Negotiable rota
  • Branch work: Possibly on weekends if required
  • Team: 5 Vet, 7 RVNS, ACAs and support staff
  • Consultations: 15 Minutes

About them:

  • Established Veterinary practice
  • Independent family run practice
  • State of the art equipment for all routine and more complex surgeries
  • Large highly experienced team of Veterinary surgeons with various areas of special interest
  • Excellent career development opportunity

The Person:

  • You must be motivated and passionate about your work and share this and promote this ethos with other members of staff
  • You will have a surgical bias
  • You will enjoy working as part of a team
  • You will have a genuine passion for animal welfare
  • You will consistently deliver a high standard of clinical care
  • You will be caring, adaptable, hardworking and reliable
  • You will have excellent communication and customer interfacing skills
  • You will be driven and ambitious and looking to take your career to the next step and develop your clinical and skills
  • You must be motivated and passionate about your work and share this and promote this ethos with other members of staff


  • The practice offers a wide range of modern veterinary services and facilities with state of the art technology including:
  • Ultrasound
  • In House Laboratory
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Key Hole Surgery
  • Stem Cell surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgeries
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Physiotherapy
  • X - Ray
  • Dental Suite
  • Separate waiting rooms and wards for dogs and cats

The Package:

  • Salary: 25,000 to 30,000 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holiday: 5 weeks annual leave
  • CPD: Generous allowance plus 2 days leave
  • Memberships: Professional fees paid
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Onsite free parking
  • Professional Fees Paid
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Staff discount scheme

Must haves:

RCVS Registered & Qualified or soon to be.

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Have excellent verbal / written communication skills

What happens next?

CLICK APPLY NOW or if you have any pre-application questions or if this role is not quite right for you, please contact the VS Team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference: 13822

T: 0333 014 7374

E: hello@vetseekers.co.uk

W: www.vetseekers.co.uk

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