About the Job

Exotics Veterinary Nurse – Swindon Great Western Exotics Hospital

Up to £30,000 DOE plus benefits

Join our centre of excellence for Avian and Exotic Pets

Great Western Exotics is a tier three RCVS accredited veterinary hospital and one of the leading avian and exotic animal specific veterinary services in the UK. Part of Vets Now, we offer 24/7 avian and exotic animal referral service for veterinary professionals, as well as routine first-opinion consultations for pet owners seven days a week.

Unique and exciting caseload

We have an experienced team specifically trained to care for the everyday needs of exotic pets, such as: birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, arthropods and fish. You will be working with a team of Vets, Nurses, Animal Care Assistants and Receptionists providing intensive nursing care.

Make a difference and be the vet nurse you trained to be

With such a diverse caseload, Veterinary Nurses will be continually challenged. At Vets Now we invest heavily in the continuous professional development of all our people across the business. You will be supported and encouraged in achieving professional qualifications, and benefit from ongoing coaching and mentoring.

Working pattern

The role will involve working an average of 40 hours per week/four days per week. This will predominantly be Monday-Friday, but weekend working will also be included (typically 1 in 8 weekends). The shift times will be a mix of 07:30-18:00; 08:00-18:30 and 09:00-19:30.

Plus a fair share of bank holidays

Reward and benefits package

Recognising hard work is important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first-class benefits and rewards package that includes:

  • 7 weeks annual leave
  • 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
  • Professional membership fees
  • 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

If you would like to discuss this vacancy in more detail, please contact Scott in our Talent Team on 07800 916259 or email [email protected].