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Permanent Veterinary Nurses (VETSEEK-8824)

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Veterinary Nurse

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

Full time / Permanent

Job description

We are recruiting for a small animal practice in Salisbury who are recruiting for two Veterinary Nurses to join them on a full or part -time basis. The full-time role is Monday - Friday with a 1:4 weekend rota. The part time rota is flexible however they would be included in the weekend rota.

The Nurse will be joining a team of 2 Vets, 4 Nurses and 1 VCA along with a non-clinical support team. The practice is located in the lovely historical city of Salisbury and has The New Forest on it's doorstep. London is easily accessible via a one-hour train journey and the coast is only a 30 minute drive away.

The practice can offer either full or part time hours, but the role offers the nurses the opportunity to utilise their nursing skills to their full potential. They will be involved in running nursing clinics as well as assisting the Vet in theatre and all other aspects of nursing.

They are looking for a Nurses who have a good level of experience, with an approachable and friendly attitude. They will be happy to lend a hand to what ever is needed and have a cheerful down to earth attitude. It is important that the nurses have good customer service skills. Ideally previous experience of leading a team or mentoring student nurses would be advantageous.

About the role

  • The roles involve all aspects of general nursing including:
  • Assisting in the day to day running of the practice
  • Admissions & Discharges
  • Working alongside the non-clinical and clinical team to ensure the smooth delivery of patient and client care.
  • Running nurse clinics
  • Mentoring student nurses where required.
  • Be responsible and take ownership of tasks
  • Monitoring operations and assisting the Vet in surgery
  • Administering medications and taking records accurately
  • In patient care
  • Measuring blood pressure, sampling, and pharmacy work.

Key Details:

  • Type: Small Animal
  • Hours: Monday - Friday full or part time
  • Weekends: 1:4 weekends
  • OOH: None
  • Sole Charge: None
  • Computer System: RX Works
  • Consultations: 15 minutes
  • Team: 2 Vets 4 Nurses 1 VCA and support team

About Them:

  • Bright and spacious practice with air conditioning and all modern facilities
  • Highly experienced team
  • State of the art facilities
  • Progressive forward-thinking practice
  • Supportive and friendly practice
  • CPD is actively encouraged and supported
  • Offers excellent career development opportunities
  • Excellent reputation within the community
  • Is passionate about delivering a high standard of clinical care
  • Provides Mental health and wellbeing support

About You:

  • You will have excellent all-round nursing skills.
  • You will embrace all aspects of the role
  • You will be ambitious to continue your learning and development.
  • You will have excellent multitasking and prioritisation skills
  • 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 good administrative skill for stock control
  • 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: 22,000 - 28,000 commensurate to experience
  • Holiday allowance: 28 days annual leave and Birthday off - increases with 2 years' service
  • Pension: Contributory pension scheme available
  • CPD: Generous allowance 2 Days leave
  • Rewards: Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with high street retailers and restaurants
  • Healthcare scheme
  • 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.

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