Night Veterinary Nurse

Penmellyn Vets, St. Columb Major Hospital
Saint Columb Major
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time

Posted on 13/05/2022

The Role

Here at Penmellyn Vets, we are looking for an enthusiastic night/emergency care Veterinary Nurse to join our dedicated out-of-hours team. Our night rota is currently shared between three experienced nurses and allows for plenty of time off to enjoy everything the local area has to offer.

This position is currently 3 nights per fortnight worked with one full week off. We do have the option for other work this week to increase the salary if needed. Our night shifts run from 6:30pm until 8:30am and weekends can be discussed at the interview stages.

About Us

Penmellyn Vets is based in mid-Cornwall close to some of the wonderful cornish beaches. We have a happy vibrant team of 25 FTE Veterinary Surgeons, over 40 FTE Registered Veterinary Nurses, and Support Staff. The practice has expanded rapidly over the past few years. We see a very broad and interesting caseload and we are keen to support further study within our nursing team.

We have superb facilities including a Siemens Somatom Scope 16 CT Scanner. Our Cornwall Veterinary Referrals department has a specialist in Orthopaedics allowing further interesting cases into our practice.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for an experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse or an almost qualified confident Student Veterinary Nurse. The candidate must provide excellent care to animals and to build positive relationships with members of the team and clients.

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 Mike Burrell from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Penmellyn Vets, St. Columb Major Hospital

Station Road, Saint Columb Major, TR9 6BX, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal
  • Equine