Full or Part Time Registered Veterinary Nurse near Lichfield


Julie Powell

Our client has a first opinion, tier 3 practice is based on the outskirts of the Cathedral city of Lichfield in rural Staffordshire. They are now looking for two full or part time Registered Veterinary Nurses to join their team.

From the practice you’ll even get a beautiful view of the Cathedral across the fields. They are fully equipped with in house blood machines, digital x-ray, ultrasound, capnography, endoscopy, laparoscopic equipment, multiparameter machine and a fully supportive team to run it. The clinic is the main provider of out of hours coverage in the area, with 3 branch practices, powered by 3 Clinical Directors, 1 Practice Manager, 12 veterinary surgeons, 12 nurses and 4 veterinary care assistants. There is also plenty of administrative support that ensures the smooth running of this active practice.

This is an exciting opportunity for nurses who wants to be able to experience all areas of animal nursing life with the support of an amazing team behind them.

Duties will include;

  • Caring for hospitalised patients with the support of a designated vet on the animal specific wards/kennels.
  • Working closely with the hydrotherapy team if there is a patient need, which is helpful to gain hints and tips on performing physiotherapy
  • Preparing animals for theatre, scrubbing in to assist with orthopaedics and abdominal surgeries, monitoring anaesthetic, dealing with the excellent facilities within the practice
  • Carry out in house lab tests
  • Promoting clinics such as weight clinics and habituations along with all the fun consults nurses can get involved with

This position is ideally full time, however, for the right candidate, they would consider part-time. This role includes working weekends and nights with a flexible and varied shift pattern whilst rotating around the above duties. During out of hours shifts you will carry out phone work, deal with emergencies and nurse hospitalised patients. A veterinary surgeon will be on site all night also. Salary for this role is up to 28,000 depending on experience.

The ideal candidate for this role would be an experienced registered veterinary nurse, with a keen interest in expanding their knowledge of the nursing profession. Although life at the practice can be fast-paced, they have a fairly relaxed atmosphere and a good sense of humour to help them during busy times. They are looking for applications from dedicated nurses who are passionate about putting pet care at the heart of everything they do.

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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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.