Locum RVN – Full Time

Location: Leighton Buzzard  |  Bedfordshire  |  England
Sector: Vets
Consultant: Tom Baker
Job Reference: 44441
Salary: £15 - £18
Job Status: Temporary / Full Time


Seven Animal Health is looking for a Locum Registered Veterinary Nurse to work as a temporary member of staff within an established and popular small-animal veterinary practice in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire.

The role:

My client in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire are seeking a competent and friendly locum RVN to join them ASAP for at least 2 weeks (possibly longer).

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 in Veterinary Nursing.
  • Experience: Post-graduate experience as a Veterinary Nurse in the UK.
  • Compliance: Registered with the RCVS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w, including every other Saturday and flexibility around absent staff.


  • Competitive hourly rate
  • 40hr working week (either 0800-1700 or 1030-1930)
  • To include 1 Saturday (0830-1330)
  • Ideally one night per week to back up the on call Vet (negotiable)
  • Accommodation allowance available

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.

Refer a friend, family member or colleague for £250

If you’re not the perfect match for this role, but you know a Vet Nurse who is, help them find their dream job by referring them to Seven Animal Health. As a little ‘thank you’ from us, you will receive £250 for every referral that is successfully placed into a new role.