RVN (Maternity Cover) - Newton Abbot

  • Location Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Salary Competitive Salary
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • W20.1132
  • Closing date 11th Dec 2020

Registered Veterinary Nurse, Maternity Cover - Newton Abbot

Having won National Partner of the Year 2016 and runner up National Surgery of the Year 2017, and with amazing beaches, moorland and the bustling city of Exeter within a stone’s throw, this position offers an unbeatable lifestyle, not just a job! Join our amazing team at Newton Abbot Vets4Pets, consisting of 4 vets, 5 nurses and 5 receptionists, along with a practice manager.

We are looking to fill a maternity cover position with potential to become permanent. No on-call, full or part time, offering an excellent benefits package including generous CPD budget and 20% off Pets At Home and The Vet Group. This role includes just 1 in 5/6 weekends rota and sole charge along with a Vet.

Person Specification

Practice owners Chris and Natasha Hawkins welcome your ideas and encourage additional CPD (which is funded)! We are looking for an experienced nurse who has good general veterinary nursing experience, excellent customer service skills, is friendly, and most importantly, has genuine interest in animal welfare.

Our practice is well loved by the Newton Abbot community, who have scored us 5 stars on both Facebook and Vet Help Direct, providing some lovely reviews including “why anyone would use any other vet in south Devon is beyond me. Chris and his team are amazing”.

Our surgery benefits from digital xray, ultrasound and the latest, upgraded blood machines, ophthalmology equipment including slit lamp and loops.


If you like the sound of our practice, we would love to hear from you!

To submit your application click the apply button.

Location: TQ12 3AN


Meet Vets4Pets

We put pets first

Beyond all else, we’re committed to animal health and welfare, and we absolutely put pets first. The most powerful partnerships we have are with pets and their owners. This is at the heart of what we do and always will be.

Vets4Pets Northampton Wins Vet Wellbeing Award

Colleague mental health and wellbeing have always been highly important to Jenny Millington and Sally Courtney of Vets4Pets Northampton. So much so, that during the past 12 months, they and their colleagues have implemented a number of fantastic initiatives to support in this area. These efforts have resulted in the practice recently receiving the 2019 Vet Wellbeing Award, medium-sized practice category, from the Society of Practising Vets (SPVS), in partnership with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative.

We help our nurse colleagues thrive

We know first-hand the tremendous contribution vet nurses make to the smooth running of a practice and to animal health and welfare. We’re therefore committed to recognising and celebrating these contributions and to providing our nurse colleagues with learning opportunities specific to them. Our annual Vet Nurses Conference (a Vets4Pets-only event) offers a full day of industry-leading CPD.

We are very much aiming to be an association where people can seek support for themselves and others and where employers and groups and other associations can seek support from us regarding the promotion of diversity and inclusion.

Dan Makin

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