RVN - Westgate, Wakefield

  • Location Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Salary Competitive Salary
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • W20.1147
  • Closing date 14th Dec 2020

Registered Veterinary Nurse – Full Time - Westgate Vets4Pets

Due to one of our colleagues leaving we have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to come and join our experienced team at Westgate Vets4Pets. We are located inside a busy Pets at Home Store and have an excellent relationship with the store colleagues. Our positioning is close to motorway networks including the M1 and M62 and we are a 10 minute walk from Wakefield Westgate train station.

Our bright, air-conditioned surgery is purpose built to industry leading standards and is very well organised, with state of the art equipment including DR Digital Radiography, Ultrasound Machine, IDEXX Lasercyte and Catalyst One machines, Microscopy, Pulse Oximetry, Doppler Blood pressure and ECG.

Person Specification

Fiona and Chris Coutts, the practice partners, are supported by a friendly and welcoming team of three Veterinary Surgeons, three Registered Veterinary Nurses, four receptionists and a Practice Manager. We are also involved in the training of student nurses and the entire team is committed to providing the very best care and service to our patients and customers alike.

You will be a confident, enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse with good all round general nursing skills. We actively encourage you to use these skills to their full potential when working both with the surgical team and running our nurse consultations. We are enthusiastic for you to further your current skills, with some examples of courses our current RVN’s have been involved in including further studies in exotics, canine behaviour and feline medicine.

The role is full time and averages 40 hours a week which includes a shared weekend rota of 1 in 3 weekends. We do not cover Out of Hours work as we have a local Out of Hours provider who covers these for us. The shift pattern varies from week to week and includes time off during the weeks both before and after a weekend worked.


In return for your hard work, we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary dependent on experience, which is reviewed at least yearly.
  • Generous CPD (including funded Certificates)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, BVNA, VDS)
  • Exclusive company and high street discounts and rewards
  • 20% discount with some of our partner companies, including Pets at Home

If you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service then we would love to hear from you!

To submit your application click the apply button.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Location: WF2 9SD


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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