About the Job

Veterinary Nurse – Surgical

Up to £35,655 DOE plus benefits

12 months Fixed Term Contract from June 2024

Join our 24/7 Emergency and Speciality referral hospital in Manchester

Vets Now are the UK’s leading provider of emergency pet care, providing a trusted service to more than 1400 veterinary practices – from dedicated out-of-hours clinics and 24/7 pet emergency hospitals. The Vets Now Pet Emergency Hospital in Greater Manchester provides both a first-class referral service and an out of hours emergency service for veterinary practices in and around Manchester.

An exciting opportunity to join our Surgical team

The Surgical RVN role will involve assisting with surgical procedures, administering nursing care to animals, and promoting client communications therefore its essential that you are at the top of your game.

On shift, you will see a variety of cases spanning orthopaedics, soft tissue, and emergency so it presents an ideal opportunity to work with diplomat surgeons in these specialities. You will use all your skills in anaesthesia, recovery and surgical nursing to be successful in this role.

Make a difference and save lives

The successful applicant in our vet nurse role will be –

  • An RCVS registered Veterinary Nurse
  • Passionate about caring for our clients and their pets
  • Motivated to deliver the exceptional clinic standards that Vets Now is known for
  • Experience in an ECC environment is advantageous

We invest in our people

People are at the heart of what we do, that’s why we take a pioneering approach to people development. We have cemented our commitment to continuous development by heavily investing in CPD, ECC certification and coaching, to give our staff the springboard they need to take their career to the next level.

Working pattern

4 x 10 hour shifts per week, Monday to Friday between 08:00 to 20:00

1:5 weekend requirement working between 08:00 to 20:00

Plus, a fair share of bank holidays.

Comprehensive 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:

Your health and wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity policy including 6 months full pay
  • Family-friendly policies including paternity and adoption pay schemes

Your work life balance

  • 7 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Paid volunteering days

Your development

  • £1125 CPD allowance plus 20 paid hours pro rata
  • ECC certificate support – financial and paid study leave

Your professional memberships

  • RCVS fees
  • VDS cover

Your additional benefits

  • Vets Now For You – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Death in service of two times annual salary

Please get in touch with Lauren in our Talent Team to discuss on 07977940379 or email Lauren.O’[email protected]