RVN - Colchester

  • Location Colchester, Essex
  • Salary Competitive Salary
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • W20.1142
  • Closing date 11th Dec 2020

Surgery Information / Job Description

“Simply the best vet in Colchester” and “Always very happy with the friendly/helpful service I receive from all the staff. Especially at this difficult time.” This is what some of our clients are saying about us but why don’t you come and see what you think!

Our practice in Colchester has expanded rapidly in recent years, to the extent that we are now looking for an additional RVN to join us.

Based inside the Pets at Home store on the Colne View retail park, we offer free parking for our team and have adapted well in the current pandemic, offering a safe and friendly environment in our modern, refurbished practice.

Our bright, spacious, air-conditioned, surgery is purpose built to industry leading standards and has state of the art equipment including specialist orthopaedic and anaesthetic monitoring equipment, digital X-ray, ultrasound and top of the range in house blood machines.

Person Specification

You will be joining an experienced and supportive team with the nursing team comprising of 3 RVNs (including Emergency and Critical Care Certificate holders) and 4 student nurses. We strive to work to the highest standards, recognising the contribution of each member of the team and encourage and support special interests.

This role is available on a full time basis to nurses who are looking to utilize all of their nursing skills. We really value the contribution that our nurses make and are looking for new colleagues that are personable and approachable and enjoy building relationships with patients, clients and the team. Due to the experience within the existing team, applications from newly qualified nurses as well as experienced RVNs are welcome.


In return for your hard work we can offer you:

Supportive and friendly working environment with an emphasis on wellbeing Excellent career opportunities and development Competitive salary commensurate with experience Full time hours averaging 40 hours per week 1.5 in 4 weekends (with a 3 day long weekend in the same period) No OOHs Contributory pension scheme Generous CPD including funding towards certificates Paid memberships (RCVS, BVNA, VDS) Exclusive company and high street discounts and rewards We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Location: CO1 1YN


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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