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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Ridge Referrals
Salary of £27K
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Referral experience not essential - your flexibility, enthusiasm and self-motivation are more important attributes within our small supportive team. 


Small friendly team with lots of support available


Main duties include anaesthesia monitoring, surgical nursing and maintenance of surgical equipment, in-patient care, assisting with imaging (radiography, CT and ultrasound) and admission/discharge of surgical patients. 

Good level of confidence with anaesthesia desirable.


Flexible, enthusiastic, self-motivated, team player, attention to detail mindset


  • Full time - 40 hour working week including paid breaks
  • No routine weekend/bank holiday shifts
  • One night-duty (on-site) per week may be required to care for post-surgical patients; night hours form part of your normal working week
  • Salary £27K (40 hours/week)
  • Generous CPD allowance

If you wish to discuss the position further please call Tanzi directly (in confidence) on 07940 524625.


Ridge Referrals is a small animal orthopaedic referral service specialising in arthroscopy based in South Devon.

Detailed below are some of the services and procedures that we offer currently -

Cruciate ligament failure

  • Stifle arthroscopy
  • Tightrope, Mini Tightrope and Micro Tightrope stabilisation
  • TPLO and internally braced TPLO

Elbow dysplasia

  • CT assessment
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic OCD flap removal
  • Canine Uni Compartmental Elbow resurfacing
  • SynACART OCD resurfacing
  • Bi Oblique, proximal ulna osteotomy
  • Anconeal process reattachment

Humeral Intracondylar Fissures and IOHC

  • Gold standard CT assessment
  • Custom guided 5mm screw stabilisation

 Patella luxation

  • CT assessment and stifle arthroscopy
  • Sulcoplasty and tibial crest transposition
  • Distal Femoral Osteotomy (custom guided)
  • Patella Groove Replacement

 Limb deformity

  • CT assessment and examination
  • Antebrachial correction with custom guides and internal fixation
  • Femoral and tibial correction with custom guides and internal fixation


  • CT assessment
  • Arthroscopic flap debridement and assessment
  • SynACART resurfacing for elbow, shoulder and stifle lesions
  • Allograft resurfacing for large talar lesions


  • Arthrex Autologous Conditioned Plasma
  • Stem cell therapies
  • Meniscal allograft transplant

Shoulder injury

  • Diagnostic ultrasound, CT and arthroscopic assessment
  • Arthroscopic biceps tenotomy and medial and lateral GH ligament augmentation
  • Arthroscopic OCD flap removal

 Joint salvage

  • Partial and pan tarsal arthrodesis
  • Partial and pan carpal arthrodesis
  • Custom shoulder arthrodesis
  • Selected glenoid excision arthroplasty
  • Femoral head and neck excision arthroplasty
  • Stifle and elbow arthrodesis
  • CUE and PGR

 Musculo-skeletal neoplasia

  • CT assessment including staging
  • Limb amputation including forequarter amputation
  • Selected endo-prosthesis limb salvage with custom implants

 Fracture management

  • Internal fixation with standard LCP implants (2.0, 2.4, 2.7, 3.5mm)
  • Internal fixation with PAXs mini locking implants (1.5, 2.0, 2.4mm)
  • Internal fixation with SOP implants (2.0, 2.7, 3.5mm)
  • Pin and wire
  • External fixation with linear fixator, ring fixators and hybrid (mini, medium and large)
  • MIPO repair techniques where appropriate

Joint luxation

  • Hip luxation
    • Tightrope repair for medium and large dogs
    • Iliofemoral suture repair for cat and small dogs
  • Shoulder luxation
    • Arthroscopically guided Tightrope repair
  • Stifle disruption
    • Internally braced TPLO and collateral ligament repair
  • Elbow, carpal and tarsal luxation
    • Fastak, Pushlock, Swivelock anatomic ligament reconstruction

Assorted Specific procedures

  • Achilles ligament reconstruction using Speedwhip technique
  • Meniscal allograft replacement
  • Arthrex allograft harvest and implantation techniques
  • Custom antebrachial correction and stabilisation with custom implants



Find Us
01626 862094
Ridge Referrals
Jubilee Barn
Dawlish Water
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