Ophthalmology Nurse

£22,215 - £25,831  | Full Time  | Pride Veterinary Centre – Derby


Pride Veterinary Centre offers a range of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Our diagnostics and treatment are second to none and we have many highly trained and experienced nurses to ensure that our patients receive the very best treatment.

We offer both primary care and a specialist-led referral service in a range of disciplines, and due to an increasing caseload, we are able to offer exciting nursing opportunities. Each role is interesting and varied, and should you wish to work in our hospital, referral experience is not essential as we welcome the opportunity to provide training for the perfect candidates. What we do ask for is enthusiasm, an excellent work ethic, team spirit and a passion for clinical excellence.


The team

The ophthalmology team is a dedicated team that comprises a nurse, an intern and two specialist ophthalmologists who see a large range of medical and surgical cases. The team is dedicated to outstanding patient care and all are happy to teach and help others.

While based within the ophthalmology team you will be working closely with the theatre and in-patient care teams in our busy referral hospital as well as the wider team at the practice. There are numerous opportunities to work alongside a team of dedicated veterinary professionals.


The role

The role of ophthalmology nurse requires an individual who is organised and able to work and communicate effectively with a range of people as well as being clinically focused. We’re not seeking an ophthalmology expert at this point, we are seeking an enthusiastic veterinary nurse who wants to build their knowledge and influence the standards of care to being the very highest possible.

The successful candidate will organise the ophthalmology department and team members throughout the day and liaise with other areas as required (theatre, wards, imaging). This role of ophthalmology nurse has a level of autonomy and influence to it that is higher than most other roles. Your ideas and working practices can be implemented, established and put into daily use, so if at times you like to work independently, that would be an asset.

Client care is a large part of the role, from providing updates, to admissions to giving advice. We aim to offer outstanding care to both our patients and their owners and great communication is essential for this and highly valued by the owners.

There will be opportunities to assist the ophthalmologists with surgical and non-surgical procedures, and time to provide one to one care to our very important and loveable patients. Additionally, if you would like to split your role and work within our wards as an added interest, that is certainly an option.


Perks and benefits


  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Excellent internal CPD opportunities
  • Great opportunity to develop skills in an interesting discipline
  • Your chance to make a key difference in a focused team within a large referral hospital


  • Your birthday off
  • Increased holiday allowance with years' service
  • Death in service cover 4x salary
  • Practice focus on health and wellbeing

None of our current roles quite right for you? Don’t worry, we’d still love to hear from you.

We know great veterinary care needs great people. So if you think you can make a difference in our growing team, please let us know – and if a role comes up that we think you’d be perfect for, you’ll be the first to know.

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