Eight-week induction programme, preparing you for your role as an ECC vet nurse


Moving from daytime veterinary nursing to ECC is an exciting change. You’ll help us save pets’ lives from day one, enjoy a diverse caseload and garner loads of new skills, all while enjoying the work-life balance you deserve.

We know working nights and dealing with emergencies can be daunting, which is why we’ve launched Nursing Edge.

With its combination of online lectures, practical skills training and mentoring work in your relevant clinic, Nursing Edge is a comprehensive induction programme, covering all you need to know to thrive in your new role as an ECC vet nurse.

Any qualified veterinary nurse is eligible, whether you’re fresh out of college, you’ve been in daytime practice for 20 years or you’re re-entering the profession after a leave of absence.

Join our team

Call our talent team on 01383 841181 to discuss your options, or click here to see our veterinary nurse vacancies.

Demi Ryan, RVN at The Avenue veterinary clinic in Ealing

What you'll get

Our Nursing Edge programme includes:

  • Lectures and seminars from ECC experts
  • Mentoring in your given clinic
  • A competitive salary, from day one
  • First-class employee benefits
  • A unique network of like-minded professionals
  • An exciting caseload

Your Experiences

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Your ECC career

There'll be busy days and there'll be quiet days but one thing's for sure: as an ECC vet nurse, no two days will ever be the same.

You'll be:

  • Triaging patients
  • Performing diagnostic tests
  • Nursing critical patients
  • Monitoring anaesthetic for emergency procedures
  • Carrying out blood transfusions
  • Nursing toxicity cases
  • Assisting with emergency surgeries
  • Nursing trauma cases

Invest in your future


Nursing Edge is a great stepping stone into a rewarding career in ECC nursing, but the progression doesn't stop there. As an ECC vet nurse, you’ll gain the knowledge and experience you need to specialise, or even progress into a management role.

  1. Head nurse

    Demi Ryan, RVN at The Avenue veterinary clinic in Ealing

    Help maintain clinical excellence and drive improvements in nursing standards. As head vet nurse, you'll lead vet nurses, ACAs and reception teams while managing the day-to-day running of your clinic.

  2. District management

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    As a district manager, you'll lead several clinics, taking on multiple managerial duties. You'll drive nursing standards, and have the chance to focus on the commercial and operational sides of running a district.

  3. Specialist nurse

    Dogs, cats, small animals... Pregnancy, anaesthesia, trauma and toxicity... you'll see it all in ECC. The skills and experience you gain can be a great stepping stone to your chosen specialism.

Meet our ECC veterinary nurses


Rewards and Benefits


Recognising hard work is important to us. As a Nursing Edge Nurse, you'll get a competitive salary from day one (which includes training), plus a first-class benefits package, including:

  • 7 weeks' annual leave, pro rata
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • £1125 CPD allowance, plus 20 paid hours pro rata
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Your professional membership fees covered
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Death in service of two times annual salary
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Company sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes

Our Values

Caring

We show compassion and empathy in all interactions.

Innovation

We embrace change and encourage creative thinking.

Releasing Potential

We invest in our business by investing in our people.

Responsibility

We make ethical, evidence-based decisions.
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