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Locum Head Veterinary Nurse – Full Time

  • Tenterden, Kent, England
  • Temporary / Full Time
  • Tom Baker
  • £14 - £18


Seven Animal Health is looking for a Locum Head Veterinary Nurse to work as a temporary member of staff with a view to taking on a permanent position within an established and popular small-animal veterinary practice in South East Kent.

The role:

My client in South East Kent are looking for a confident and friendly locum Head Vet Nurse to join them starting ASAP with a view of becoming a permanent role. They are keen to find a competent Nurse who is good with all aspect of veterinary nursing and keen to get involved.

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: Several years experience as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in the UK.
  • Compliance: Registered with the RCVS.


  • Competitive hourly rate
  • 5 days per week (shifts of either 1000-1900 or 1000-1700)
  • No OOH

Working with Seven Animal Health:

Established in 2011, the award-winning Seven Animal Health is a leading provider of Veterinary professionals to Hospitals and Private Practices across the UK, Australia and USA. We provide both temporary and permanent solutions, working with every type and level of veterinary professional.

Seven Animal Health is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of animal health; including exotic, equine, small/large animals, and everything in between.

After winning UK Animal Health Recruitment Firm of the year (2018) at the Animal Health & Wellness Awards, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

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