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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Dogs Trust
Newbury, Berkshire
Salary £26,081 per year (full time equivalent £32,602 per year) + benefits
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Veterinary Nurse

Salary: £26,081 per year (full time equivalent £32,602 per year) + benefits

Location: RC Newbury, Newbury

Job Type: Permanent

Hours per Week: 30

Closing Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

Are you a Vet Nurse who is passionate about animal welfare, loves dogs and is looking for an excellent work life balance?
We are seeking a registered Vet Nurse to join the Veterinary Team based in our rehoming centre in Newbury, Berkshire.

About this role:
As Vet Nurse, you will:

  • work closely with the Dogs Trust rehoming centre team to help provide excellent veterinary care and welfare to our dogs,
  • be involved with routine veterinary care, maintaining clinical protocols, assisting with the transfer of dogs to/from the local veterinary surgery and providing post-surgery care,
  • be a point of contact regarding veterinary assistance for the centre team, helping to ensure that protocols are adhered to by providing informal, occasional training to staff.

About you:
To be successful in this role you will be a Registered Veterinary Nurse with an appreciation of handling dogs in accordance with Dogs Trust guidelines, using positive reinforcement techniques. Experience of working in a rehoming/charity establishment would be desirable, but a full induction is provided. You will be able to show empathy and understanding towards both dogs and people and be committed to delivering the highest standards of patient care and customer service. You will also need a full, clean UK driving licence.

About Dogs Trust:
We love dogs. That’s why we do whatever we can to make sure every four-legged friend gets the love they deserve. We’ll never put a healthy dog down, so our work is focused on helping dogs in need, supporting owners every step of the walk, and creating a better world for dogs in the future. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1891 and how we’ve grown to become the UK’s leading dog charity, helping 12,000 loyal friends find their forever homes every year.

What you need to know:
This role benefits from a Monday to Friday working schedule, with no out of hours or weekend commitment. Dogs Trust actively encourage professional development, with opportunities to work alongside our in-house behavioural teams, and a generous CPD allowance (including access to external opportunities). Additionally, RCVS fees for Vet Nurses are paid.

Dogs are incredibly diverse, much like the humans that love them! At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we're committed to fostering an inclusive culture.  We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce helps us to achieve our mission. Our colleague networks give our people a voice acting as vehicles for real and meaningful change within Dogs Trust.  We truly want to see every candidate shine throughout the entire job application process, interview stages, and during their time with us. If there's anything on your mind or any adjustments you may need, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to send us an email at We're here to support you every step of the way.

To further details or to apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our application process requires you submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role. Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive enough suitable interest, so to avoid disappointment early application is encouraged.


Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and normally cares for around 14,000 dogs across its network of 21 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust has a non-destruction policy and will never put a healthy dog to sleep.

The charity also focuses its efforts on understanding dogs and sharing that knowledge with the wider public to prevent problem behaviours that can result in relinquishment or abandonment.

We are working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

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