Veterinary Nurse 1749

Company Details


Address: Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, RH13 9RS


We're the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and we've been here, looking out for animals, since 1824.

It's our vision to live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion.

Every day, with the help of our people and our generous supporters, we take steps to achieve our mission. From rescuing a stranded deer to changing the law, we've already achieved so much and come so far.

Job Description

Job location: London | South East

Role: Veterinary

Position: Full time

Job details:

Job titleVeterinary Nurse

Location:  Harmsworth Animal Hospital, Finsbury Park, London

Salary:   Circa. £26,500 (including shift allowance and London Weighting)

Hours:  Full time (35 hours)


Closing date: 10:00 Wednesday 20th October 2021


Do you consider yourself a strong advocate for animal welfare? If so, a career with the RSPCA may be just what you are looking for!


The RSPCA is the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. Our vision is a society where no animal suffers unnecessarily.  Some animals that come to us have been mistreated, kept in awful conditions or left without free access to food or water. Our hospitals play a big part in providing veterinary care for animals to help start their rehabilitation.


Harmsworth Animal Hospital provides frontline veterinary services for animals that are most in need. Animals are presented at the hospital by eligible owners and by RSPCA Inspectors and Animal Rescue Officers.


Our provision of high quality veterinary care within a non-commercial environment results in a rewarding veterinary role with a direct, positive impact on animal welfare. As a Veterinary Nurse you will carry out nursing duties to a unique variety of animal welfare cases predominantly cats, dogs and wildlife species. 


We’re looking for someone who is confident, works well under pressure and is self motivated to work independently without constant supervision.


Our Veterinary Nurses operate on a shift rota system that covers weekends and nights, the night shift pattern will be one in every 10 weeks. Night workers would be considered.


What you’ll be doing: 

  • Emergency and critical care nursing, including primary triage

  • Working with the RSPCA Inspectorate to protect, treat and care for animals in severe welfare need

  • The role is focused on direct medical and surgical patient care, utilising your nursing capabilities in both medical and surgical roles



What you’ll have: 


  • Either a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing or a Degree in Veterinary Nursing

  • Registration with the RCVS

  • Good communication skills

  • A professional approach to veterinary nursing and clinical care

  • Self motivation and be able to manage your own time

  • The ability to demonstrate teamwork with veterinary animal centre and Inspectorate colleagues



What’s in it for you: 


You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. 


We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:


35 hours standard working week, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days with service; a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance programme. 


How to apply: 


To apply, please complete our online application form quoting reference VN1749 by the closing date 10:00 Wednesday 20th October 2021

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advert early once sufficient submissions are received.

All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team.

We strongly believe in being an innovative, diverse, and inclusive organisation and recognise that diversity in all of our people will help achieve that purpose and our mission more effectively. We strongly encourage and seek applications from a wide diversity of candidates and in particular welcome applications from minority ethnic, black, and candidates with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at the RSPCA.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.


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