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Permanent Veterinary Nurse (VETSEEK-10159)

Watford, Hertfordshire

Veterinary Nurse

£22,-000 - £28,000 commensurate to experience

Full time / Permanent

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurses to join an large independent practice in Watford Hertfordshire. This is a full-time position however the practice are flexible and would consider applications for part time hours.

This is an established, busy forward-thinking practice and they strongly believe that the nurse team play a huge important role working closely with the vets to aid and ensure a high level of veterinary care. They are proud to be a nurse training practice. The role involves all aspects of general nursing from assisting in theatre, pharmacy work and administering medications. The RVN would also perform nurse consultations and will provide nurse training to SVNs.

The RVN will have a good level of experience and practical skills and be able to work using their own initiative when required. training and ongoing support is provided where needed. The role has a busy case load each day seeing a wide variety of dogs, cats and exotics so offers an excellent opportunity for a nurse to utilise all their clinical skills and knowledge.

The role comprises of a 38 hour week with a 1:4 weekend rota. They will be on the bank holiday rota working 2-3 holidays per year with time off in lieu given afterwards. Working hours are 8am - 4.30pm with one long shift each week 8.30am - 8pm.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Veterinary Surgeons
  • Completing all general nursing duties
  • Nurse consultations
  • Carry out and complete specific tasks as allocated by the Head Nurse.
  • Ensure that you are organised and prepared for cases that are coming in
  • Administer treatments - EG injections, fluids, and dressings etc
  • Dispense medication as per the Veterinary Surgeons instructions
  • Keep accurate records
  • Caring for in patients including pre op, medications and recovery and monitoring
  • Report progress of in patients to clients
  • Ensure you keep accurate records with regards to medical records, anaesthetic sheets, hospitalisation forms etc.
  • The practice is looking for an RVN who has a compassionate and empathetic attitude along with excellent communication skills. It is important that the RVN is team player.

Key Details:

  • Type: Small
  • Hours: Full time Monday - Friday
  • Weekends: 1:4 Saturday morning rota
  • Sole charge: None
  • OOH: None
  • Team: Large Veterinary team
  • Computer System: Bespoke

About them:

  • Large Independent small & Farm animal practice
  • Large, highly experienced supportive team
  • 1 branch surgery and main practices
  • Their ethos is providing a happy and welcoming environment to work in and providing a high standard of clinical care to all patients and a high level of customer service to clients
  • State of the Art diagnostic and surgical equipment
  • Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses with various levels of expertise - certificate holding surgeons & newly graduated Vets
  • Bright spacious air-conditioned practice with modern facilities
  • Offers an exciting, varied case load
  • Career development opportunity to expand clinical skills and knowledge
  • Support available within the role - can offer the position to various levels of experience
  • Offers a good work / life balance
  • Practice provides clinical freedom for personal growth and development

The Person:

  • The practice can support an experienced Nurse or a newly graduated Nurse
  • It is essential the Nurse is a team player and works well as part of a team with no blame culture
  • They will enjoy and embrace all aspects of the role
  • The Nurse will coach and mentor student nurses
  • They will have sound knowledge of all aspects of RVN duties and responsibilities - for more experienced RVNs
  • They will have excellent communication skills.
  • They will have excellent client care skills and be able to build client relationships easily.
  • They will remain calm under pressure and be able to multitask where appropriate
  • They will have an enthusiastic and motivated attitude with excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • They will be ambitious and motivated to develop and utilise all their clinical skills.


As a state-of-the-art purpose-built practice is offers a wide range of Veterinary Services and facilities including:

  • Radiography
  • Dedicated dental theatre
  • Laser
  • ECG
  • Digital Radiography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Hospitalisation facilities
  • Doppler Blood pressure monitor
  • Endoscopy
  • Nurse Clinics
  • Laser Therapies
  • In House Laboratory
  • Isolation Wards
  • Digital X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Separate Dog and Cat wards

The Package:

  • From 22,000 per annum commensurate to experience
  • CPD Generous Allowance
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Career progression is encouraged and supported
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Healthcare Scheme
  • Onsite free parking
  • Professional Fees Paid
  • 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.

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