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Permanent Veterinary Nurse (VETSEEK-13761)

Consett, County Durham

Veterinary Nurse

£20,000-£22,000 per year

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

We are recruiting for a Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse to join a practice County Durham.

The position is full time with a 40-hour week with a mixture of weekday, weekend and OOH work.

The practice is a training hospital which is in County Durham. They offer state of the art veterinary services and facilities. They are equipped with toys including laparoscopic equipment, laser therapy, in house laboratory, radiography suit and more. They support and encourage all of their nursing team to continue with additional qualifications and certificates in areas of special interest to them to develop their career further. The practice promotes and funds this.

The practice provides a high standard of veterinary care and are on the practice standards scheme and have previous won awards.

They are looking for a motivated and forward-thinking nurse who will enjoy and embrace all aspects of the work. The role will include modern day nursing, in patient care, nurse consults and theatre work.

Key Details

  • Type: Small
  • Hours: 40 hours/ week (rota basis including great mixture of day, out of hours, weekend, and bank holiday shifts)
  • Weekends: 3:8 weekends
  • Lieu: One day off in lieu after working a weekend
  • Sole charge: None
  • OOH: Yes - additional to salary for OOH work average one night per week
  • Team: 6 Vets, 5 Nurse 3 SVNS
  • Consultations: 15 Minutes

About them:

  • Veterinary Nurse training practice
  • Award winning practice
  • Provides ongoing in house training to all members of the team
  • Supports further qualifications and certificates
  • Large highly experienced Veterinary team
  • Bright spacious modern practice - air-conditioned practice with state-of-the-art technology
  • Provides opportunity to support an RVN into further learning and development with clinical skill and leadership training available
  • Established practice with a growing client base
  • Offers an exciting, varied case load
  • Offers opportunity to expand clinical skill set and knowledge
  • Practice provides clinical freedom for personal growth and development

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 be ambitious and motivated to develop and support a nursing team
  • You will have previous leadership experience or be able to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • You will enjoy working as part of a team
  • You will have a caring and empathetic attitude
  • 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 facilities including:

  • Hospitalisation facilities
  • Separate dog and cat wards
  • Digital x-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Two operating theatres
  • Dental Facilities
  • In house laboratory

The Package:

  • Salary: 20,000-22,000 per year (DOE)
  • CPD Generous Allowance further career development is encouraged and funded
  • Opportunities for additional learning on top of CPD
  • Structured career pathway encouraging progression
  • Fantastic company benefits scheme including access to various health care, wellness support and money claim back opportunities
  • 28 days Holiday
  • Paid professional fees - VDS and RCVS
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Healthcare Scheme
  • Onsite free parking
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Career development opportunities

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: 13761

T: 0333 014 7374

E: hello@vetseekers.co.uk

W: www.vetseekers.co.uk

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Vet Seekers established in 2016 and are a Multi-Award Winning Specialist Veterinary Recruitment Agency (2019, 2020, 2021) and act as an employment business & an employment agency for the supply of locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry across the UK and Overseas.

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