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Registered Veterinary Nurse - Thame, Oxfordshire (copy)

Sprinz and Nash Veterinary Surgeons
Thame, Oxfordshire
Salary range of £20,000 - £30,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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We are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team. The position is 40 hours per week on a rota basis that is either over weekdays, weekends or night duties. Day duties are eight hours. Nurses are responsible for the overnight care of hospital in patients and will be on site in the hospital campus. We aim for at minimum a 1:6 rota for night duty and weekends. Our nurses can work full time or chose a flexible part-time option to fit around child-care or personal pursuits. Work begins at 8am and the shift patterns are built around an eight hour day. You might be on theatre nursing, recovery, kennel nursing, radiography, laboratory work or be involved in our active nursing clinics which the hospital provides. For those on night duty there is a late afternoon start followed by a day off after duty. Salary range of £20,000 - £30,000 depending on experience. The practice will, if required, be able to provide accommodation on site. This is in the heart of Thame with all amenities within walking distance and with private parking.

Sprinz and Nash Veterinary Surgeons is a long-established veterinary hospital in the lovely rural market town of Thame. We are very easy access to both Oxford and London and are situated in the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns in the South-East of England. Thame has an expanding population of young families and we are in the catchment area of several outstanding Primary and Secondary Schools. Our practice is recruiting with the aim of maintaining the very high clinical standards already set and giving the rewarding work life balance expected from the modern RVN.

We offer a well experienced and interactive team of lovely vets, nurses and support staff.
As we are a training hospital you will be encouraged in the training and assistance for our student veterinary nurses. You will have the ability to further your own clinical interests which will be actively supported.

The out of hours care that we provide for our in-patients will enable anyone with an emergency and critical care interest to be furthering their experience. Our Hospital provides separate dog/cat wards, isolation facilities, on-site laboratory, digital x ray, dental x ray, ultrasound, and endoscopy and enjoys the standards expected from an RCVS Veterinary Hospital.

We are currently a team of eight vets over three sites, with five vets working from the Thame hospital. We are expanding our veterinary and nursing teams to provide an excellent work-life balance. You will be based at Thame and be interacting with with our vets, nurses, student nurses and auxiliary staff and assisted by our support staff, some of whom have been with us for very many years. We have an active social presence in the area (present situation permitting) and are currently planning our fund raising charity event for this year.

We are interested to hear from candidates of all experience levels, whether you have just qualified and need support, or if you have a wealth of experience and are looking for recognition of this in the position that you are seeking. Either way, you will be part of a kind, caring and dedicated team of lovely people.

Benefits (pro rata):

•             4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
•             3 days paid CPD leave
•             £550 CPD allowance per annum
•             RCVS Membership paid
•             Service based holiday entitlement increases
•             VDS cover
•             Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave, surrogacy pay
•             Enhanced paternity pay
•             Birthday leave
•             Discounted veterinary fees
•             My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•             Cycle to Work scheme
•             Pension
•             CPD/training support
•             Paid bereavement leave
•             Company sick pay
•             Employee opinion survey
•             Free uniform in a number of roles
•             Annual pay reviews
•             Social events
•             Academy & Leadership courses
•             Focus on employee wellbeing
•             Relocation packages
•             Career progression opportunities
•             Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

To submit your application click the apply button.


Reception Service

The reception area is the part of the practice you will be most familiar with. This is where we greet and check in our clients/patients and reunite you with your pets. Our friendly receptionists are always there to help and answer any questions you might have.

Consultation Rooms

If you have ever brought your pet in to see a vet you will also be familiar with our consulting rooms. We have two veterinary consulting rooms and a nurse consulting room. These are each equipped with all the small instruments our vets may need to carry out clinical examinations and primary care treatment. Each consulting room is also equipped with a computer so the vet will be able to access your animal’s medical record easily.

Other Facilities

Out of Hours and Emergencies

Please click here for further information about our Out of Hours Services

Staff Training / Training Practice Status

All of our clinical staff undertake regular additional training as part of their continuous professional development.

In addition, Sprinz & Nash is an approved training practice for student veterinary nurses (SVNs).  Our SVNs undergo a practically-based vocational training, giving treatment under supervision.  This is supported by theoretical study courses at a further education day release centre.  SVNs must achieve NVQ Levels 2 and 3 before being awarded their certificate from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).


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01844 212000
23 Wellington Street
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