Registered Veterinary Nurse

Pool House Veterinary Hospital, Lichfield Hospital
Contract, Full time and/or Part time
The salary for this role is up to £28,000 depending on experience.

Posted on 27/05/2022

The Role

Pool House veterinary practice are looking for two registered veterinary nurses to join the family at our busy 24/7 hospital in Lichfield. This is an exciting opportunity for nurses who wants to be able to experience all areas of animal nursing life with the support of an amazing team behind them!

The required duties of this role include;

  • Caring for hospitalised patients with the support of a designated vet on our animal specific wards/kennels. 
  • Working closely with the hydrotherapy team if there is a patient need, which is helpful to gain hints and tips on performing physiotherapy
  • Preparing animals for theatre, scrubbing in to assist with orthopaedics and abdominal surgeries, monitoring anaesthetic, dealing with the excellent facilities within our practice
  • Carry out in house lab tests
  • Promoting clinics such as weight clinics and habituations along with all the fun consults nurses can get involved with

This position is ideally full time, however, for the right candidate, we would consider part-time. This role includes working weekends and nights with a flexible and varied shift pattern whilst rotating around the above duties.  During out of hours shifts you will carry out phone work, deal with emergencies and nurse hospitalised patients. A veterinary surgeon will be on site all night also. 

The salary for this role is up to £28,000 depending on experience. 

About us

Our first opinion, tier 3 practice is based on the outskirts of the Cathedral city of Lichfield in rural Staffordshire, whilst working here you’ll even get a beautiful view of the Cathedral across the fields. We are fully equipped with in house blood machines, digital x-ray, ultrasound, capnography, endoscopy, laparoscopic equipment, multiparameter machine and a fully supportive team to run it. We are the main provider of out of hours coverage in the area, with 3 branch practices, powered by 3 Clinical Directors, 1 Practice Manager, 12 veterinary surgeons, 12 nurses and 4 veterinary care assistants. We also have plenty of administrative support that ensures the smooth running of this active practice. We assist the local Cats Protection and the Retired Greyhound Trust along with several other local charity facilities. Outside of work, we allow ourselves to have even more fun together at social events.

Applicant Requirements 

The ideal candidate for this role would be an experienced registered veterinary nurse, with a keen interest in expanding their knowledge of the nursing profession. Although life at Pool House can be fast-paced we have a fairly relaxed atmosphere and a good sense of humour to help us during busy times. We are hoping for applications from dedicated nurses who are passionate about putting pet care at the heart of everything they do. 

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

Pool House Veterinary Hospital, Lichfield Hospital

Fosseway Lane, Lichfield, WS13 8JY, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal