Veterinary Nurse

Wellpets Kent, Sittingbourne
Permanent, Full time
Up to £25,000 DOE

Posted on 13/05/2022

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly and established team at Wellpets Vets!

We aim to provide a varied working day to our Nurses with some daily duties including:

•    Nurse consults
•    Assisting with surgical patients
•    Advising clients on the health and welfare of pets 
•    Providing gold standard care to our clients

This is a full-time position working 4 days per week (10-hour shifts per week) OR 5 days a week (8-hour shift). Either working week will also consist of 1 in 4 weekends (Sat & Sun 08.30-16.00) and no out of hours.


The salary for this role is up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience. A £1500 welcome bonus is on offer and we are able to support a relocation package for the right RVN!

About Us

Wellpets are a group of 3 small animal branches in Kent and we are looking for an enthusiastic and caring RVN to work at our busy practices on the Isle of Sheppey and Sittingbourne in Kent. We have excellent facilities such as digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, and brand-new in-house lab with a well-established team of friendly staff at all our branches. With great train links to London, award-winning Blue Flag beaches and Elmley Nature Reserve nearby.

About the Team and Culture

We have a long-standing team of 4 Vets, 4 RVN, 1 SVN and 5 support staff working across our 3 sites. Our Vet’s interests vary from medicine, orthopaedic surgery, ultrasound, and a GP certificate in Cardiac Ultrasound. We encourage our Nurses to use their skills and knowledge within the practice with nurse clinics, advising clients about their pet’s health and welfare and supporting the Vet team. We are very much a community-based group and are looking forward to being more involved in local events now restrictions have been lifted.

Applicant Requirements 

We have an exciting opportunity for an RVN to join the team. The role will include general Veterinary Nurse duties such as lab, in-patient care, theatre, radiography, dispensary, and nurse clinics. We encourage career development and welcome applications from clinical coaches or nurses who wish to become clinical coaches. Our team of experienced and friendly RVN’s are happy to share their knowledge and skills with new newly qualified nurses. 

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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.
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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Olivia Heaton-Tisdale from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Olivia Heaton-Tisdale

Talent Partner


Wellpets Kent, Sittingbourne

3-5 Periwinkle Court, Church Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 2JZ, Kent, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal