Veterinary Nurse

Location: Essex  |  Essex  |  England
Sector: Vets
Consultant: Sophia Bliss
Job Reference: BHTB_005
Salary: £19000 - £24000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Seven Animal Health is looking for a Veterinary Nurse to work as a permanent member of staff within an established and popular veterinary practice in Essex.

The role:

You will be involved in hands-on nursing care of a range of small-animals, providing both emergency and routine healthcare. You will work alongside veterinary surgeons and practice managers to provide the best possible care for animals, while educating pet owners about how they can manage and prevent further injuries and/or sickness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administering drugs, anaesthetics and injections.
  • Preparing animals for surgery.
  • Holding and monitoring animals during operations.
  • Maintaining, sterilising and laying out surgical equipment.
  • Cleaning up after surgery.
  • Undertaking diagnostic tests.
  • Preparing and sending off laboratory samples.
  • Taking x-rays.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.
  • Experience: Must be a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse.
  • Compliance: Registered with the RCVS.
  • Hours: 40 hour week cover hours between 0730am and 1930pm on a rota basis, with flexible shift patterns. Weekends are 1.5 in 8 (Saturday 0800-1600, Sunday 1000-1600) with days of in lieu the following week.


  • CPD paid.
  • RCVS fees paid.
  • Overtime paid at 1.5 x normal rate.

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.