About the Job

Vet Nurse 

Up to £34,000 DOE plus benefits 

Make a difference and be the Vet Nurse you trained to be

Let’s be honest, working as an out-of-hours emergency nurse is challenging. With unsociable hours and a diverse range of cases a career in emergency and critical care will fully test your skills. Yet with unpredictability comes opportunity. With a Vet Nurse role at Vets Now you will be exposed to cases you simply wouldn’t experience in general practice.

Working nights and weekends? Yes, but it’s still the most rewarding job in the industry.

It takes a certain calibre of Vet Nurse to thrive in the challenging world of emergency and critical care. Out-of-Hours working and the unpredictable caseload can be worlds away from day practice. However, it’s exciting and incredibly rewarding…you’re saving lives every single day.

We are looking for a Vet Nurse who is passionate about ECC and is looking to develop their career within a full-time role with Vets Now. A full-time role is 45 hours on a fair rolling rota which always strives to achieve the best work-life balance for our Vet Nurses. This would not include every weekend. 

You will be working every 2nd weekend – which rotate between day-shift and night-shift, varying weeknights and a fair share of bank holidays. 

Weeknights are 1900-0900, whereas weekend nights are 1800-0900. Saturday days are 1200-1830, and Sunday days are 0830-1830. 

Stand out from the crowd

We take pride and integrity in the work that we do and that’s why we are committed to investing in the career progression of our people. In return for your talent and commitment, we offer a generous CPD allowance, with various courses on offer including enrolment on the accredited Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care. For those more experienced candidates, support is available to gain the VTS (ECC). We will also cover VDS and RCVS fees.

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

  • 6.6 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • Comprehensive CPD allowance
  • Pension contributions
  • Professional membership fees
  • 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

Your Opportunity

Our Hemel Hempstead clinic has great facilities and, a full and welcoming team. We are looking for a RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse to relish the diverse caseload that ECC naturally brings, especially during busy nights and weekends.

If you’re looking for routine operations and daytime hours, this isn’t the job for you.

To find out how Vets Now Hemel Hempstead can take your career to the next level contact Kira on 01383 841181 or email [email protected]