The Role

We are looking for an experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse with a passion for cats to join our cat only clinic in Portsmouth, just a short stroll from the seafront.

You will be part of a small friendly team and will be involved in both nurse clinics and surgery, on a rota basis. The clinic is open Monday – Saturday and shift patterns work between 8am – 7pm Monday to Friday with 1:4 Saturdays, 8am – 12pm. Our out of hours cover is provided by Vets-Now.

 About Us

The Cat Clinic is an RCVS and ISFM accredited practice, situated on a busy high street in Southsea with cafes and bars a plenty. We are a GP level clinic with in-house blood machines, digital dental x-ray, digital x-ray, k-laser, ultrasound, capnograph and doppler.

About the Team and Culture

The clinic team is made up of two full-time vets, four veterinary nurses (working on full-time or part-time rotas), a veterinary nursing assistant, two receptionists and a practice manager. As a team, we pride ourselves on working well together and providing a high standard of care to both our patients and our clients. As a clinic, we encourage CPD and are open to new ideas

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a nurse who wants to work as part of a team that supports and helps one another, while also having the enthusiasm and drive to work by your own initiative when needed. With a cat friendly approach and a desire to work with just cats, as an individual, you will pride yourself on providing high clinical standards along with the best possible level of care. 

 An ISFM certificate or diploma holder is an advantage but not a necessity and we will support anyone wanting to work towards these.

 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.

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