Head Vet Nurse – Vets Now, Swindon

Start the rewarding career you deserve

Advanced monitoring skills, critical care anesthesia, nursing, and caring for complex medical cases are a key part of a Head vet nurse role at Vets Now. As a Head Nurse you will also be coaching and mentoring a team of vet nurses, animal care assistants and receptionists. Swindon is a busy clinic with a diverse caseload which will give you the opportunity to develop your emergency & critical care skills. Vets Now handle the largest emergency caseload in Europe affording you a breadth of opportunity to develop an ECC career. Our nursing team are at the core of clinical treatment including triage, surgery, anesthesia and in-patient care.

On-going professional development

Working in this ECC setting you will see a diverse and challenging caseload which will sharpen and develop your nursing skills. At Vets Now we invest heavily in the continuous professional development of all our people across the business. As a vet nurse you will have access to professional qualifications, progression opportunities, coaching and mentoring. Our CPD package is second to none, VDS and RCVS fees are covered, and we will support you in achieving an ECC certificate.

Working pattern

As a head vet nurse you will be work clinic shifts, have dedicated management hours and provide coaching and mentoring on-shift. The rota will comprise a fair share of weeknights and weekend shifts. Shifts include:

Monday – Friday: 1800-0900

Saturday: 0800-1930 or 1800-0900

Sunday: 0800-1930 or 1800-0900

Fair share of bank holidays

Reward and benefits package

Recognising hard work is important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first-class benefits and rewards package that includes:

  • 7 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • £1125 CPD allowance plus 20 paid hours pro rata
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Professional membership fees
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Death in service of two times annual salary
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Company sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes

Up to £38000 plus benefits

UK’s leading pet emergency service

Vets Now are the UK’s leading provider of emergency pet care. Our nationwide network of out-of-hours pet emergency clinics are open through the night, at weekends and on bank holidays, so we’re ready and waiting to provide the care and support to pets and their owners at the time they need it most. Our Swindon clinic is a large and bright clinic with a busy and varied caseload.

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail or to apply, please contact Kira on kira.heggie@vets-now.com or call 07885 818591

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