The Role

Here at Pool Farm Vets we are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to work on a part-time temporary contract basis with the possibility of that becoming permanent. The ideal candidate would be able to aid us in the day-to-day smooth running of our practice. You will be able to place catheters, take blood, run the laboratory tests, monitor anaesthetics, obtain radiographic images and complete other schedule 3 procedures. Our nurses are given the opportunity to regularly scrub into orthopaedic, laparoscopic and soft tissue surgeries. You will also be involved in admitting and discharging day patients, alongside nurse clinics.

The rota will include working 30 hours per week which can be flexible between 3 and 5 days. There will be 1 in 3 Saturday morning consultations. We do not expect our nurses to do out of hours although there is the opportunity to be involved in the hospitalisation rota if wanted. VetsNow cover our out-of-hours emergencies.

The salary for this role is up to £30,000 FTE depending on experience.

About Us

The practice is based in the beautiful rural village of Betley on the Cheshire/Staffordshire/Shropshire border. 

Our facilities include an in-house Idexx lab, endoscopes, laparoscopic equipment, floating radiography table, infusion and drip pumps, air-conditioning throughout the surgery, and multi-parameter monitors including capnography for each anaesthesia station, blood gas monitors and separate isolation units to name but a few.

We have a lovely team made up of 6 Veterinary Surgeons, 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses and 3 friendly Support Team Members. Two of our Vets are certificate holders, so medicine and surgery are practiced to a very high standard. We are a very close-knit team and now restrictions have eased we are starting to re-instate pub Friday to give us time together outside of work.
Each year we help to run the pet show at the village show and we are heavily involved with the running of the show – which is a lovely day out!

Applicant Requirements 

We require a Registered Veterinary Nurse to cover maternity leave with the possibility that the role may become permanent. You should be a kind but confident team player with a good sense of humour.

Benefits – Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and 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
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • 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.