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Permanent Veterinary Nurse (VETSEEK-14424)

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Veterinary Nurse

Up to £24,565 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

We are looking for a Permanent Veterinary Nurse to join a practice in Peterborough.

The role is most suitable for an RVN who has previous experience gained in a small animal clinic and the ability to perform general nursing duties and work independently. You must also be keen to develop your knowledge in order to deliver the gold standard of care to the practice's loyal client base. The practice can also consider third year student nurses who are enrolled in college and are about to qualify.

The role involves working full time for 40 to 43 hours per week between 8:30am to 7pm. The role will also involve 1 in 4 Saturdays from 9am to 5:30pm and Sundays from 11am to 1pm.


The role involves all aspects of nursing and includes sharing best practice and supporting and developing the rest of the nursing team. The nurse will be responsible for supporting the whole nursing team and managing the practice. They will be part of the nurse clinics that run daily. The RVN will be involved in administering treatments and medications, performing diagnostic tests, assisting in surgeries, and providing advice to clients. They will also have clinical coaching opportunities to support SVNs within the region. There are a certain number of administrational duties however support is provided from the regional team.

The role is ideal for an RVN who thrives on providing a high level of veterinary care, teaching student nurses and someone who is ambitious to develop their career.


There is continual support and mentoring available. There are ongoing internal courses to develop clinical skills and personal skills as well as training to help communicate delicate information to clients.

The practices provide a high standard of clinical care and prides themselves on having staff members who stand apart from the rest and have a real passion and vision for how they work. They provide ongoing training and support to all team members through dedicated training centres.

All staff and patients benefit from the access to the best diagnostic equipment such as MRI machines and CT scanners and state of the art operating theatres in their nearest 24hr animal hospital.

Key details

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, 40 to 43 hours per week
  • Weekends: 1 in 4 Saturdays from 9am to 5:30pm and Sundays from 11pm to 1pm
  • Sole charge: None
  • OOH: None
  • Computer system: Freedom
  • Consultations: 15 minutes
  • Team: 2 vets, 1 RVN, 1 SVN, 2 PCA and a supportive non-clinical team

About them

  • Small, dedicated team of highly skilled Veterinary Professionals
  • Committed, forward thinking and deliver clinical excellence
  • Offers continual training with professional development along with a dedicated training centre
  • Provides advanced Veterinary diagnostic equipment including MRI Machines and state of the art operating theatres
  • Provides continual ongoing training to ensure personal growth and development
  • Provides state of the art diagnostic equipment

About you

  • You will be a Qualified Veterinary Nurse who is registered with the RCVS or a third year student nurse who is enrolled in college and about to qualify
  • You will have previous experience of working in a small animal practice
  • You will have a good amount of nursing experience in all aspects of nursing
  • You will have good organisational skills
  • You must have a friendly and compassionate attitude and be always approachable
  • You will be ambitious to continue with further education and training
  • You will be forward thinking and always looking at ways to develop the clinical nursing team further
  • You will enjoy running nurse clinics
  • You will have experience in clinical coaching and or happy to become a clinical coach
  • You will enjoy leading a team and providing ongoing support to fellow team members
  • You must be motivated and passionate about your work and share this and promote this ethos with other members of staff
  • You will enjoy mentoring others and leading by example
  • 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


The practice is fully equipped with all the latest diagnostic equipment and there is a wide range of state-of-the-art services available, including:

  • Dentistry
  • ECG
  • Fleas, ticks and worming
  • Home visits
  • In-house laboratory
  • Microchipping
  • Neutering
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • X-rays


  • Salary: Up to 24,565 per annum, dependant on experience
  • Holidays: 4 to 5 weeks annual leave, depending on qualification status
  • CPD: Generous allowance
  • Memberships: RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Ongoing training relevant to your role will be provided
  • Access to a learning and development platform
  • Access to employee assist programme
  • Internal courses available ongoing
  • Attendance bonus schemes
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards scheme

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified or soon to be

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom

Have excellent verbal and 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 Vet Seekers team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference: 14424

T: 0333 014 7374

E: hello@vetseekers.co.uk

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