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Veterinary Nurse - Stroud, Gloucestershire

Clockhouse Veterinary Hospital
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Salary is between £22,000 and £27,000 FTE depending on experience.
Closing date
5 Jul 2022
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Do you want to work with a passionate and dedicated team? Are you looking for a role that’s totally flexible around your personal situation? Then look no further!

What’s on offer?

Clock house are offering a salary between £22,000 and £27,000 FTE depending on experience. There are no regular night duties, only a requirement to cover occasional night nurse holiday, approximately 7 nights per year. You’ll be paid an on-call rate for every night covered. We welcome full or part time applicants, flexible working hours and/or job shares will be considered. We’d love to hear from new grads and second year students as well! A full-time role will require you to work a 40-hour week, you’ll be taking part in a 1:5 weekend and bank holiday rota with time in lieu given the same week. Shifts are between 7.30am and 8.30pm rotating through wards, theatre, prep and clinics. You will join the nursing team in providing excellent patient and client care. Undertaking all aspects of nursing care with schedule three procedures encouraged.

About Us

Clockhouse is a friendly, warm and staff orientated practice which is located in the beautiful Cotswolds, close to Cheltenham, Bristol and Bath. We work closely together interdepartmentally holding regular meetings. We have a dedicated wellbeing team and take a proactive approach in supporting our nurses’ personal wellbeing and career development. The wellbeing team run a monthly reward program that celebrates the team’s hard work with a certificate and present! There’s always someone available to have a hot drink and chat with, particularly on those challenging days.

About the Team and Culture.

They’re a teaching practice, where nurses are encouraged to provide clinical coaching for our students. We actively support our team in pursuing areas that are of interest to them and offer generously funded CPD. Our fantastic clinical team consists of 10 vets, 9 nurses, 5 VCA’s and students. We regularly meet up outside of work to enjoy each other’s company in social events! Recently we enjoyed our summer BBQ, which was complete with a great food, drinks and even a bouncy caste!  We are a high standard first opinion team that fully works up medical cases and performs advanced surgical procedures e.g. cruciate repair, perineal urethrostomy and laparoscopic procedures. The hospital is well equipped with laparoscopy, endoscopy, ultrasound, radiography, echocardiography and onsite lab with brand new biochemistry and haematology machines. The team includes certificate holders and those currently working towards certificates. We are supported by a local referral hospital nearby where CT and advice is readily available.

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what the team have to say about working at Clockhouse.

  • I have been a nurse at Clockhouse for 14 years and have always loved working within the large friendly and supportive team. I take pride in being a member of Clockhouse and also in being a training practice with opportunity to nurture the next generation of RVN's. I have been given many opportunities and gained a huge amount of experience from Clockhouse over the years and every day I enjoy upholding the Clockhouse reputation by giving excellent patient and client care. The team I work with are fantastic and as an RVN I am utilised to my full potential.

As a member of the management team now I enjoy interacting with the nursing team and forging good relationships with each team member. There is a keen emphasis on wellbeing in our practice and we have a wellbeing team who are often looking to organise staff events, the most being a staff BBQ for staff and their families to spend time together outside of work." – Christina, nursing manager.

  • “I have worked at Clockhouse 3 years and have always found the team the be helpful and supportive. Clockhouse is a lovely place and there is always a good variety of work. The views of every member of the team are respected no matter what their role. " – Casey, student nurse.

Applicant Requirements

You must be a Registered Veterinary nurse or a second-year student who is dedicated and passionate about animal welfare and client care. Someone who is forward thinking, proactive and works well in a team as well as having the ability to work independently when required.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • 5 weeks paid holiday
  • £550 CPD allowance (pro rata)
  • 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 use BH6403 as a reference when applying for this role. To apply, please email your CV to Marcus at or call 07977 242 350 for more information.

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