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Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse – Full Time

  • Cranleigh, Surrey, England
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Tom Baker
  • £25000 - £28000


Seven Animal Health is looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to work as a permanent member of staff and take up the role of Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse within an established and popular small-animal veterinary practice in Surrey.

The role:

My client in Surrey are seeking an experienced and confident Registered Veterinary Nurse to join them as Deputy Head Nurse. They are ideally seeking an RVN with a vet nurse assessor qualification or the desire to train future nurses. The role will involve heading up the practice’ nurse training as well assisting the Head Nurse with day to day running of the nursing team with a view to further career progression going forward.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handling and restraining animals in a safe and controlled way.
  • Provide first-class nursing care to injured/sick patients, including documentation, monitoring, health checking, feeding and grooming.
  • Administer treatments including injections, tablets, drips and blood transfusions.
  • Perform diagnostic tests, e.g. Blood sampling, urine analysis and x-rays.
  • Prepare animals for surgery and perform some minor procedures, e.g. Suturing wounds and dental hygiene.
  • Assist veterinary surgeons with operations.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of the practice.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: A degree or equivalent qualification in Veterinary Nursing.
  • Experience: Post-graduate experience as a Veterinary Nurse in the UK.
  • Compliance: Registered with the RCVS.


  • Competitive salary
  • 37.5hr working week (hours between 0800-1900)
  • 1 in 3 Saturday mornings
  • No OOH
  • CPD encouraged and funded
  • Professional fees paid
  • Accommodation available if required

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