Veterinary Job

Greater London - Thornton Heath

Registered Veterinary Nurse Mark Nelson Vet Woodville Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 8LN, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
RCVS Fees Funded CPD
Posted on: 6 Jan 2020

Close-knit supportive team and work-life balance

Job Description

Job Description


Veterinary Nurse


Mark Nelson Vet (Thornton Heath Surgery), 81 Woodville Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 8LN

Closing Date


The Purpose of the Role

The provision of veterinary nursing services to patients and clients of vetPartners in line with practice standards and protocols and at all times work within the guidelines of the Veterinary Surgeons Act.

The Postholder will

Understand and implement the Practice’s business strategy, standard procedures and policies.

Undertake Schedule 3 duties as specified by a vet.

Undertake the admissions process for animals for hospitalisation including all administration and documentation.

Assist the veterinary surgeon with consultations and operations as required.

Undertake all duties with in-patients including feeding, exercising, drug administration, TPR’s in consultation with vets as appropriate.

Undertake the discharging process of animals including drugs and medicine.

Ensure that all clinical, consulting and animal care areas are kept clean and tidy at all times including sterilisation of instruments, floors and cupboards.

Ensure drugs and consumables are correctly stocked in clinical and consulting areas.

Participation in Nurse’s clinic which includes giving advice and guidance on routine matters eg second vaccinations, identichip, worming, neutering, grooming, training, exercise etc

Work in the dispensary as required including the stock control of drugs and medicines.

Assist with reception duties as required including telephone calls, correct client bills and cash receipts.

Undertake CPD as required.

Under Health & Safety at Work Act, whilst at work, you must take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of any other who may be affected by your acts or omissions.

Any other duties and responsibilities appropriate to your role.

The Benefits of Working for vetPartners



Childcare vouchers

Cycle to work

Reduced cost vet service

Veterinary Nurse – Person Specification



How Assessed


Numeracy and literacy skills

5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) grades A – C (including English and maths)

Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

OR Degree in Veterinary Nursing




Skills and Knowledge

Good administration and IT skills

Good communication skills – both verbal and written

Good customer services skills

Good animal handling skills


Competencies and other skills required

Tactful and empathetic manner


Special Requirements

The role involves direct contact with animals and potentially hazardous substances.

The role involves dealing with animals and supporting equipment.

Mark Nelson Vet is a VetPartners Practice

VetPartners are a collaboration of some of the most respected and trusted practices in the UK, with the aim of becoming the companion animal vets of choice in the North of England and Scotland.

Vet Partners Limited wants to become first choice among clients, patients and employees and also be the group of choice among any practice owners considering joining a larger group.

We provide an alternative to the big corporate groups, and we are establishing a reputation for being local, personal and responsive.

Being united as a team is one of our core values, and we also pride ourselves on putting the veterinary profession at the heart of everything we do.

Our aim is to improve the quality of care given to our patients and our clients, whilst also ensuring all our colleagues have a great working life.

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