We are a multi-disciplinary, RCVS accredited specialist lead referral centre within the county of Essex, where we work to the highest standards of veterinary care for pets, creating a seamless experience for them and their owners. We are incredibly proud to have an outstanding team of highly qualified veterinary specialists, that enable the very best care for all patients that come to our practice.
Your role and responsibilities
Southfields Veterinary Specialists is looking to recruit a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) to support our existing Neurology team in providing exceptional care to our patients. This is a very exciting time to join Southfields as we prepare to move to a 40,000 sq. ft, state of the art veterinary hospital.
You will work as part of our team of consultants, residents, interns, nurses, and support staff to coordinate and deliver gold standard patient care alongside our specialist-led neurology team.
You will have a good understanding of anaesthesia which, following an induction alongside our team of anaesthetists, will allow you to support patients undergoing investigations into a wide range of neurological conditions, including epilepsy, congenital malformations, brain and spinal trauma and tumours, neuromuscular diseases, peripheral neuropathies and infection and inflammatory CNS diseases.
You will work closely with the wards team to establish and deliver effective inpatient care plans, including physiotherapy to support recovery.
You will assist with the safe administration of Cytarabine injections to outpatients receiving treatment for meningitis.
You will demonstrate excellent customer care and communication skills, allowing you to participate knowledgeably in post-operative client contact, offering guidance and support to owners following their pet’s procedure.
Following your successful induction period, you will assist in delivering training in neurology and physiotherapy to associates within and outside the practice.
You will be encouraged to enhance this growing service by sharing your valuable ideas.
This is a great opportunity for an RVN with a keen interest in neurology to develop their understanding and practical abilities alongside our experienced team of specialists.
This is an exciting opportunity to build upon your interest in neurology in a supported environment with a large and varied caseload.
You will have access to a wide range of internal CPD opportunities via Southfields and Linnaeus, alongside a generous benefits package.
Referral experience is preferred but not essential, as full training will be provided.
- Full-time position
- A competitive salary
- Generous CPD allowance
- Pension scheme
- Holiday reward service
- A good work-life balance
- Opportunities for progression
- Enhanced sick leave
- Enhanced parental leave
- Birthday day off
- Excellent location – only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and extremely well located for international travel links by air and train.
Part of an amazing global family
The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.
Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.
Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.