The Role

Here at Pilgrims Vets, we are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team. Your working day at Pilgrims Vets will be varied covering duties such as wards, theatre, nurse clinics, radiography, lab, infection control, and client communication. Your role will predominantly be small animals with some exposure to equine and large animals. This is a great role for someone just starting their nursing career with great clinical exposure and lots of opportunities for professional growth.

The rota will involve working 40 hours per week over 5 days with the shifts being between the hours of 8:00am-6:30pm. The rota also includes 1 in 4 weekends including a Saturday morning clinic between 9:00am-1:00pm. On-call will be from 6:30pm Friday until 8:00am Monday morning and every Tuesday from 6:30pm-8:00am.

The salary bracket will be from £24,000 up to £27,000 depending on experience.

About Us

Pilgrims Veterinary Practice is a busy mixed practice with small animal, farm and equine vets and is based in the heart of the New Forest, a close driving distance to the Dorset coast. We are a progressive well-equipped practice with digital radiography, endoscopy, ultrasound, doppler, Idexx lab, ECG, Tonometry and dental x-ray etc.

Our clinical team is currently made up of 4 full-time and 3 part-time Veterinary Surgeons, 2 full-time (both are advanced Diploma holders) and 2 part-time Registered Veterinary nurses, 1 Student Veterinary Nurse and 1 Veterinary Care Assistant. They are closely supported by an amazing Client Service Team.

Applicant Requirements 

This role would suit a new graduate but is open to all levels of experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse’s. This role would also suit someone who is looking for an opportunity to develop in nurse clinics and schedule 3.

Benefits Nurse

Benefits – Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holidays 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 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.