The Role

Here at Donnington Grove Vets, we are looking for a Trainee Equine Veterinary Nurse to join our team. As a Trainee Nurse, you will be working alongside our Qualified Equine Nurses in the care of our in-patients and supporting the Vets within the Hospital and out on the road. 

The rota will involve working 5 days per week with nights and weekends on a rolling 10-week rota. The shifts will be varied covering weekends, nights, and bank holidays.

There will be a starting salary of £19,333 per annum reviewed annually in January.

About Us

Donnington Grove is a Referral Equine Hospital based in the beautiful West Berkshire countryside. We have a fully equipped theatre, MRI, CT, Scintigraphy with a wide caseload and lots of variety.

We have over 20 Veterinary Surgeons that make up our multi-disciplinary team that include American and European board-certified specialists and several RCVS certificate holders and advanced practitioners. You will work as a Trainee within a team of Trainees and Qualified Equine Nurses.

Applicant Requirements 

Applicants must have achieved 5 GCSE’s grades A-C (or recent equivalent) including Maths and English, have a full driving license and be confident in handling a variety of horses, including racehorses and youngsters.

Benefits – Subject to Pro Rata:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.