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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Axe Valley Vets
Wedmore, Somerset
Salary up to £29,000 depending on experience
Closing date
5 Mar 2024
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Registered Veterinary Nurse
Axe Valley Vets, Blackford
Salary up to £29,000 depending on experience

Here at Axe Valley Veterinary Practice, we are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team. The position will include a range of Nursing responsibilities such as Nurse Clinics, Anaesthetics, Inpatient Care and Laboratory work. The role will involve working across multiple sites, but we can be flexible for the right candidate. Putting pets first is what we do, but we also extend this to our clients and colleagues. We even welcome your well-behaved dogs too!

Rota patterns that work for you

Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, that’s why we know that work-life balance is vital in supporting our people to be their best selves. Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours offers a balance that suits you and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career.
Working up to 5 days per week, 9 hours per day which includes a 1-hour unpaid lunch break, shift patterns ranging from 7:00am to 7:00pm . An attractive 1 in 8 weekend rota at our Blackford branch; 8:30am to 1:00pm Saturday and 8:30am to 10:30am on Sunday, both days include being on call until 7:00pm. Your weekend shifts are paid on top of normal hourly rate.

Want to know more about us?

We have extensive diagnostic and clinical tools including endoscopy, ultrasonography, digital radiography (including dental radiography), in-house laboratory and much more. You'll find us situated in the heart of the Somerset countryside, with plenty of dog walks directly from the door. Our Axe Valley family is spread over 5 branches in addition to Blackford we have Cheddar, Wells, Weston and Woolavington. 

Come and join our friendly and supportive team!

We are a supportive team made up of 10 Veterinary Surgeons (various certificate holders), 8 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses, 3 Animal Nursing Assistants and 18 Support Staff. The team takes great pride in the relationships they have built with their patients, clients, and the local community.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –
 Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Monday off after a full weekend, paid 


  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £550 CPD allowance
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension 5% Employee/3% Employer

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

Please quote BH10700 when you apply. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button. 


Axe Valley Veterinary Practice was founded in the Wedmore area in the 1950's moving to its present location in Blackford within the 1970's. We pride ourselves on our dedication to serving the local community in a friendly, personal and flexible way. Over the years we have expanded to cover a wide area of Somerset from Blagdon to Bridgwater with branch surgeries at Cheddar, Wells, Woolavington and most recently Bleadon.

Our Veterinary Practice provides a guaranteed high level of service with surgical and imaging facilities, complementary medicine and a full out-of-hours service covered by our own veterinary surgeons. All domestic species are treated - dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and more exotic species.

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