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Permanent Veterinary Nurse (VETSEEK-7272)

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Veterinary Nurse

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 commensurate to experience

Full time / Permanent

Job description

We are recruiting for a Permanent OOH Registered Veterinary Nurse to join a practice in Barnsley South Yorkshire. This is a full-time role working on a 7 night on and 7 nights off basis. There are 12-hour shifts.

The OOH RVN would be working with one other highly experienced Vet and one other RVN.

The Nurse would be joining a busy 24-hour hospital comprising of a large team of 15 Vets, 17 RVNS, 3 SVNS and non-clinical support team. Within this team there are an OOH team.

This is an established animal hospital offering state of the art facilities and due to continual growth and expansion they have recently opened a referral centre within the hospital. They are equipped with facilities including CT Scanner, Endoscopy, Orthopaedic experience, and various diagnostic equipment.

The practice is dedicated to providing a high standard of care and have earned four awards for their care.

Key Details:

  • Type: Small Animal
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 7 Nights on 7 Nights off 7.15pm to 7.30am
  • Weekends: Yes
  • OOH: Yes
  • OOH team: One vet and two nurses on duty every night + two receptionists untill 10pm
  • Sole Charge: None
  • Main duties: Inpatient care, triage emergency cases, occasional other nurse consults, answering telephone calls
  • Computer System: RX Works
  • Consultations: 15 - 30 minutes

About Them:

  • State of the Art equipment with all the latest technology
  • Large 24-hour Hospital
  • Large team of highly experienced and certificate holding Veterinary Surgeons
  • Offers the opportunity to play an integral part in the future development of the practice
  • Offers surgical facilities for more complex cases allowing for clinical development
  • Excellent work / life balance
  • Bright spacious air-conditioned practice with modern facilities
  • Fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Offers opportunity to expand clinical skill set and knowledge with complex cases
  • Practice provides clinical freedom for personal growth and development
  • They offer care for physical and mental health wellbeing

About You:

  • You will have excellent all-round nursing skills.
  • Previous OOH experience and dealing with emergencies is advantageous
  • You will embrace all aspects of the role
  • You will be ambitious to continue your learning and development.
  • You will work to deliver a high standard of clinical care and have a can-do attitude!
  • You will have a motivated and passionate attitude
  • You will be keen to develop an area of special interest
  • You will be willing to go the extra mile within your duties
  • You will have strong organisational skills
  • You will have a genuine passion for animal welfare including preventative healthcare
  • You will have excellent communications skills and be able to develop working relationships with clients and fellow members of staff


The practice offers a huge range of veterinary facilities and services including

  • Emergency cover
  • Operating Theatre
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Dental X -RAY
  • Isolation Unit
  • Dental X-RAY
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Ultrasound
  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Electrolyte
  • In-house Laboratory
  • Pet Passport
  • Dentistry


  • Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 commensurate to experience
  • Holiday allowance: 5 Weeks and Birthday off
  • Pension: Contributory pension scheme available
  • CPD: Generous allowance ECC certificate / nursing diploma supported
  • Rewards: Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with high street retailers and restaurants
  • Memberships: Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS)
  • Uniform: Branded uniform provided
  • Discounts: Discounted veterinary care for your pets
  • Other: Excellent career opportunities and development due to the varied case load
  • More benefits available

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: 7272

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