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Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse East Grinstead West Sussex

6 days ago

£21,000 - £24,000 Pro Rata

Vet Seekers

David Maclellan

East Grinstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom

We are recruiting for a permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse to join a small animal practice in West Sussex. This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week with a 1:5 full weekend rota and a 1:7 Saturday morning rota. The role involves all aspects of general nursing from inpatient care, theatre shifts, preparation shifts and nurse clinics.

There are three branches in total, whilst the role is based at East Grinstead the RVN maybe required to travel to the others two branches on days they are due to assist in theatre. There is no ooh required with this position. The weekend rota of 1:5 involves looking after inpatients however the RVN will have the opportunity to leave the practice and come back in-between. If there are no in patients then they can clean up and go home for the weekend.

The practice has a large team of 7 Vet, 9 RVN, 3 SVN and supporting staff. The practice is an accredited training practice and they do encourage the RVNS to become clinical coaches should they be interested so there is scope within the role to develop and utilise clinical skill set and knowledge.

The practice sees a large amount of varied cases, especially as the team have a variety of special interests, so they see a large amount if orthopaedic cases and use endoscopy and ultrasonography frequently.

Key Details:

Type: Small
Hours: Monday – Friday 37.5 Hours per week
Weekends: 1:5 Weekends and 1:7 Saturday mornings 7.30am – 2pm
Lieu: Time off in lieu after working a weekend
Sole charge: No
OOH: None
Branch work: Yes across three sites
Team: 7 Vet 9 RVN and support team
Consultations: 15 Minutes

About them:

The practice is well established with three branches providing a wide variety of modern veterinary services and facilities. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostics enabling them to treat more complex cases. It is a dedicated training practice and boasts an excellent reputation within the local community for delivering a high standard of clinical care.


The practice has state of the art equipment and facilities offering a wide variety of veterinary services. Equipment includes:

Dental and digital X-Ray
Modern surgical operating and diagnostic equipment
In House Laboratory
Hospitalisation facilities

The Person:

You will have solid general nursing experience
You will enjoy working as part of a team
You will have a genuine passion for animal welfare
An interest in becoming a clinical coach would be advantageous
You will consistently deliver a high standard of clinical care
You will have excellent communication and customer interfacing skills

The Package:

£21,000 - £24,000 pro rata
CPD allowance
4 weeks Annual leave plus bank holidays
Onsite free parking
VDS and RCVS Paid
Staff discount scheme
Workplace pension scheme

Must have:

RCVS registered and qualified

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom

Excellent customer service and communication skills

6 months post graduate experience

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV. Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities.

T: 0333 014 7374



Office hours are 8.30am – 7.00pm or email us outside of these hours and we will respond ASAP.

Vet Seekers act as an employment business and an employment agency for the supply of Locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry throughout the UK and overseas.

Tel: 0333 0147374
Address: East Grinstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom

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