Full Time Small Animal Registered Veterinary Nurse near Gateshead


Julie Powell

Our client is located within easy commuting distance to the Newcastle City Centre renowned for its culture, the North East coast, and beautiful countryside of Durham and Northumberland. Our client is an RCVS accredited 24hr small animal hospital. They are now looking for a Full Time Registered veterinary Nurse to join them.

They have additional practices in the local area, as well as providing an emergency service for local member practices. The clinic has digital radiography, dental radiography, flexible and rigid endoscopes, in-house lab including haematology, biochemistry, and EPOC machines, excellent ultrasound machine with doppler and a wide range of specialised equipment for performing most soft tissue, orthopaedic and endoscopy surgeries. There is a dedicated and specialised OOH emergency and critical care team.

Over the 4 branches they have 15 Veterinary Surgeons, 22 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses, 13 Auxiliary Nurses and 11 Receptionists. They have Veterinary Surgeons who hold RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery and a number of Veterinary Surgeons who hold a GPCert(SAM).

As a RVN at this practice, no two days are the same. They have a variety of cases surgical and medical, nurse consultations, and much more. If successful you will be involved in all aspects of nursing care including clinics and in-patient care before, during and after surgery.

The rota involves working 38 hours per week over 4 days. The shift patterns are:

Weekend work is 1 in 4 Saturdays or Sundays 6.45am-6.30pm.

Ideally you will be highly motivated, works well in a team, and thrives in the varied environment of a veterinary hospital. Candidates must be dedicated to progressing their knowledge and practical skills to ensure they fully support the Vets with a range of potentially complex and critical cases. An experience of nurse consults is also highly desirable.

If this is role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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