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Out of Hours Veterinary Nurse

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and caring Registered Veterinary Nurse to take on an out of hours position for our emergency only, out of hours team in the Sturminster Newton clinic. The right candidate should have a passion for animals and be able to continue our high standard nursing care out of normal opening hours.

The position will be based on a 3-week rolling rota including 1 weekend in 3 from 12.30pm Saturday afternoon – 8am Monday morning. The applicant will not be expected to stay on the premises at all times but must remain within a 20minute radius of the practice during their time on call.

An example of the three week rolling rota would be:

Week 1- Monday & Tuesday night
Week 2- Saturday & Sunday
Week 3- Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Taking the out of hours phone calls and triaging as necessary
  • In patient care and checks
  • Assisting the veterinary surgeon as required
  • Monitoring anaesthetics for emergency surgeries
  • Maintaining the clinical areas
  • Handovers from the day nurses Monday-Friday

You will be joining an independent practice and a friendly team of 9 vets, 10 RVN’s & 4KA’s that work across our three branches.

If you would like to be considered for this position please send a letter of application and CV to Lucy Jones, Head Nurse by

Closing date 22nd October 2021. Interviews will be held on 28th October 2021.

We have laughed and cried together over the years, and their professionalism and kindness … is second to none.
Steve & Jayne Brocklehurst