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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Abivale Veterinary Group Ltd
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Salary range between £20,000-£26,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
7 Feb 2022

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The Role
An exciting opportunity has come up at Abivale Veterinary Group for a Registered Veterinary Nurse! We would also consider a 1st year+ Student Veterinary Nurse. Your general nursing duties will involve a mix of inpatient care, theatre, laboratory, diagnostic and nurse clinics.

A full time nurse will work 40 hours a week over 5 days, we are able to be flexible for someone looking for a part time position.
Our normal working weekday involves an 8 hour shift between 7.30am-7.30pm.

Weekends and bank holidays are on a rota basis with TOIL given for weekend work helping to  maintain a great work life balance.

We have a dedicated night team who cover the out of hours workload of local practices on evenings and weekends. This feeds into the day team giving an exciting variety of cases!

Salary range between £20,000-£26,000 depending on experience.

About Us
Our well-established small animal practice has four surgeries located in South Oxfordshire; our Abingdon site is the main surgery where our dedicated night team is situated. The historic town of Abingdon, with a great range of amenities, easy commuting links to Oxford and London and is also on the doorstep of beautiful (and pet friendly) countryside.

We have a varied caseload including exotics and wildlife in addition to the normal small animal cases.

We offer all the usual "toys" including ultrasound, endoscope, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, multiparameter monitor, ECG, in house laboratory .
About the Team and Culture

We have a team of vets, registered veterinary nurses and student veterinary nurses, animal nursing assistants and receptionists along with an admin team.

We are looking for someone with a sense of humour, keen to develop their nursing skills in all areas including nurse clinics. Happy to provide support if the candidate has a particular interest they want to develop.
We are looking to start taking part in local charity and community events that we have been unable to do due to covid and feel our nursing team have an important role within this.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:
Increasing holiday based on length of service
CPD paid days and allowance
L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
Birthday leave
RCVS Membership paid
VDS cover
Discounted veterinary fees
Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
Cycle to Work scheme
Service-related company sick pay
Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
Relocation packages
Career progression opportunities
Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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.

Please quote BH4368 when applying for this role.

To submit your application click the apply button.


Welcome to Abivale, South Oxfordshire’s most established veterinary group. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary services for you and your pets, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We practice out of five surgeries in Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford, Wantage and Oxford.
We operate our own out of hours emergency cover, meaning you will always have an Abivale vet with all your pets details and history to hand, just when you really need them.

So, wherever you are, and whenever you need help, you are never far from an Abivale practice, Abivale expert advice and Abivale care and attention.

At Abivale, we are proud to offer your pet a lifetime of care.

Our Head Office and primary centre for surgery is based at The Vineyard, Abingdon. There has been a veterinary practice here since 1852.

Our other practices at Wantage, Didcot and Wallingford were established in the mid 1940's with Oxford, our most recent in 1995.

The team at Abivale consists of eight highly qualified Veterinary Surgeons who are supported by fully trained nursing staff.

We are committed to a programme of continuing professional development throughout every area of The Abivale Veterinary Group.

Our vets regularly attend courses and seminars ensuring we remain at the leading edge of veterinary practice.
We are also registered with The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Nurse Training Centre.


Find Us
01235 524777
Abingdon Veterinary Surgery
The Vineyard
OX14 3NR
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