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Veterinary Nurse (fixed-term contract) - London

Dogs Trust
London (Central), London (Greater)
Competitive salary + benefits
Closing date
30 Apr 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Charity, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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Job Details

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Location: HQ, London
Job Type: Contract
Hours per Week: 35
Closing Date: Friday 30 April 2021

Looking for a change from practice but still want to use your nursing knowledge?

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for approximately 9,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.

We are looking for an enthusiastic RVN to join our veterinary team based in our London office for a busy, demanding, and varied role.

The veterinary team supports our RVN's throughout the organisation as well as overseeing the veterinary aspects of a dogs' journey through the rehoming process. This role includes various administrative duties, delivering training courses to Dogs Trust staff, internal clinical locum cover and there is the possibility for international travel on occasion.

Assisting with our Shared Adoption Scheme and Veterinary Support Fund, you will be handling and resolving enquiries, working in our on-site pharmacy, overseeing finances and maintaining records for our rehomed dogs. This role also involves liaising with adopters, our rehoming centre staff, external veterinary professionals and wider Dogs Trust teams.

As an experienced RVN, you will need to be happy working in a team, have a flexible attitude and have confident IT skills.

You should be driven by the roles and objectives of Dogs Trust and animal welfare.

Please note that we have two opportunities one permanent and one 12 month fixed-term.

While many of our roles continue to be home based under Covid-19. This role will be a mixture remote working and travel to London Office for essential reasons. You should be able to commute into our London office in the long term. The role will also involve occasional travel to our rehoming centres across the country in the long term

At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to achieve our mission. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, either at application or interview stage, please contact us on

Please note that this is a 12 month fixed-term contract opportunity.

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.


Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

Here’s what we do in a nutshell…

Each year we care for around 16,000 dogs at our nationwide network of 18 Rehoming Centres. No healthy dog is ever destroyed.

We run subsidised neutering campaigns in areas of the UK with the most acute stray dog problems.

Our Education Officers give thousands of classroom presentations every year. Free teaching resources are made available to all schools in the UK.

Our FREEDOM Project helps pet owners who are fleeing domestic violence by fostering their animals while they start a new life.

The HOPE Project gives preventative veterinary care to dogs belonging to homeless people.

We advise government on any matters concerning dog ownership.

We have established a charity in Ireland that runs a rehoming centre in Dublin.

We assist overseas animal welfare charities by training their staff in best practice.

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