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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Portland House Vets, Retford
Retford, Nottinghamshire
Salary up to £29,000 depending on experience plus benefits
Closing date
10 Jun 2024
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Registered Veterinary Nurse - Portland House Vets, Retford
Salary up to £29,000 depending on experience plus benefits

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Veterinary Nurse join our team at Portland House Vets, Retford. The caseload is primarily SA work (90%), but there’s the opportunity to get involved with some LA work and potential for more in the future if someone has an interest. We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic individual who is keen to develop their career in a busy veterinary practice. This position allows for the opportunity to carry out Schedule 3 procedures if applicable, or for development to be able to do so in the future. 

The main responsibilities will include
•    Nurse clinics
•    Consult nursing
•    Theatre nursing
•    Inpatient care
•    Assisting with imaging using radiography and ultrasound
•    Completing laboratory samples
•    Monitoring anaesthetics
•    Dispensing medicines
•    Dealing with the clients both on the phone, by e-mail and face-to -face
•    Reception work
•    Stock ordering and control
•    Social media content

The Rota

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position with weekend and out of hours work. However we are happy to offer part time to the right candidate, who can commit to the out of hours rota. 

Standard working hours are detailed below;
• Shifts hours are 8.00am to 4.30pm, 8.30am to 5.00pm, 9.00am to 5.30pm and 9.30am to 6.00pm
• Night shift hours are 6:00pm to 8:00am
• Saturday mornings are 2 in 6 (8.00am to 12:00pm Saturday)
• Out-of-hours weekends are 1 in 6 (8:00am Saturday – 8:00am Monday)
• Days off are given in return for Saturday mornings worked the following week

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 truly flexes with you and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career.

Join our experienced and collaborative team

Across the group and our 4 practices we have 40 members of staff including 16 Veterinary Surgeons with 1 being a certificate holder, 15 Registered/Student Veterinary Nurses and Animal Care Assistants, with experience ranging from new graduates to 35 years, and a fantastic team of Support Staff. We pride ourselves in being a friendly and welcoming team with a supportive environment. The team regularly attend social events together and have multiple gatherings throughout the year for all practices in the group. Our most recent gatherings have been Tough Mudder and regular pub quizzes.

Our practice

Portland House Veterinary Group has been working in partnership with clients in and around the Retford area in one form or another for over 50 years. 

Our main practice is located in central Retford and from there we provide services for farm and small animal clients as well as wildlife parks and equine clients. We are dedicated to providing excellent patient, client and employee care. We are well equipped with an ultrasound with Doppler and ECG, digital DR x-ray, dental x-ray, video endoscopy and full internal lab.

Portland House is an exciting and busy practice to work in and no two days are the same!

Because our employee’s 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

•    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 
•    Certificate Support
•    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

 To submit your application click the apply button.


Portland House Vets has been working in partnership with clients in Retford in one form or another for over 50 years, servicing the needs of your companion pets, horses and farmed livestock. Our team work hard to offer a caring and progressive service with the aim of providing your animals with the best possible care and a long and healthy life.  

Company info
01777 703663
53 Churchgate
DN22 6PA

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