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We are looking to recruit an RVN with a passion for Emergency and Critical Care to join our client’s A&E department based in their state-of the art veterinary hospital.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and enjoy working with a huge variety of caseloads- both inpatients and ECC cases.

Our client has recently achieved Hospital Status with the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme. They cover a large part of South Manchester for OOH, so you will always be busy- whilst working in a large, supportive night team. A&E and hospital services are provided for both internal clients and surrounding user practice clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are looking for a hospital with referral level cases, and the ability to fund certificates; whilst providing you interesting cases- this could be the role for you. Many of the current nursing team have achieved or are working towards certificates in further studies (emergency and critical care, anaesthesia, surgery, and/or advanced diplomas.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Significant experience as an RVN in small animal veterinary practice
  • An interest in medicine and ECC; possibly with the desire to achieve further qualifications.
  • Passion for supporting others and engaging in constructive communication.
  • Confidence in decision making, able to think fast and be dynamic during busy periods.

This is a part-time position – 22 hours a week (with the option to pick up additional shifts if desired) With an inclusive and flexible approach to all opportunities but it would typically entail:

  • The shifts are 9pm – 9am with a 1-hour break. The pattern is on a 2 – week rotation. Week 1 = Tuesday and Wednesday night, Week 2 = Friday and Saturday night
  • RVN sole charge from 1am – 7.30am – there is a veterinary surgeon on the premises all night and an auxiliary nurse
  • There are opportunities to pick up other shifts if desired as well as the option to cover annual leave for the other night nurses
  • The night nurses have a varied role- providing triage and care to A&E patients, assisting the veterinary surgeons with any investigations and/or procedures and taking care of the in-patients
  • Supporting the evening receptionists by providing advice and triage to clients calling the hospital and arranging appointments where appropriate


Key benefits:

  • Salary from £18,300 – £21,700 per annum (dependent upon experience.)
  • Regular in-house CPD hosted, ‘Clinical Club’ meetings every 3 months.
  • CPD funded and encouraged (including certificates.)
  • 6 weeks paid holiday including bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • £600.00 CPD Allowance per annum
  • Health Shield – wide ranging contributions for health and wellbeing treatments – from dentistry to sports massage
  • RCVS and VDS paid
  • One other membership subscription
  • Enhanced paternity, maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Perks – offers, discounts and cashback on shopping, travel, entertainment and much more
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • CPD/training support
  • Company sick pay
  • Colleague engagement survey
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Life Insurance at 1x annual salary
  • 1 day paid volunteering leave, pro rata for part time colleagues
  • Career Progression Opportunities

For more information please contact Laura: or ring/whatsapp/text: 07931 832 106. Alternatively, please see our other vacancies at


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