Veterinary Job

West Sussex - Ferring

Registered Veterinary Nurse Ferring Street Veterinary Surgery Ferring, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
RCVS Fees Discount for own pets Pension
Posted on: 22 Nov 2018

Independent practice, supportive environment, happy colleagues!

Job Description

Ferring Street Veterinary Surgery is an independent, small-animal practice with two branches in Ferring and East Preston on the beautiful South Coast of England. We are located between the sea and the South Downs National Park, with direct road and train links to Chichester, Brighton and London.

Our mission is to provide a welcoming and reassuring practice for our clients and patients whilst maintaining an excellent standard of care and service. We also aim to provide our team members with the clinical and emotional support needed to perform to the best of their ability at work.

We are an RCVS accredited practice and an approved veterinary nurse training practice with 3 clinical coaches. We believe it’s important to train future veterinary nurses and provide a supportive environment for this, working closely with local colleges to provide placements for degree vet nurses. Continuing professional development is encouraged for all team members.

Both of our practices are well-equipped; we have recently upgraded our ultrasound machine and have a Storz endoscopy tower allowing us to perform laparoscopic ovariectomies, laparoscopic biopsies, cystoscopy and rhinoscopy. We also have digital dental radiography, multi-parameter monitoring and digital x-ray.

Successful Candidate

We are looking for a fully qualified, passionate and down to earth veterinary nurse who wants to be part of an enthusiastic and hardworking team. We want you to talk to us, tell us how you feel, what you would change and what you would like to do more of. We especially encourage clinical coaches to apply.

The Position

You’ll be joining our existing nursing team of 5 RVN's and 2 SVN. Your role will include anaesthesia, radiography, inpatient care, laboratory work, assisting with surgical procedures, nurse clinics and more.

  • Full time (part time hours considered for the right candidate).
  • Fixed weekly rota with weekend work shared between nurses (currently 1:4).
  • Shifts start as early as 8am and finish as late as 7pm (Monday to Friday).
  • Weekends include a half day on Saturday and two hours on a Sunday morning.
  • No OOH call outs, but we equally share care of inpatients overnight.
  • 4 weeks holiday allowance, plus bank holidays.
  • RCVS Membership paid.
  • Pension.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.

If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter and CV to

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