Small Animal Nurse (Maternity Cover approx 12 months)

£19,586 - £22,771  | Part Time  | Stapenhill & Stretton sites


We are proud to offer outstanding care to pets and their owners in Staffordshire and surrounding areas. As well as having a central hospital with a referral centre and a dedicated night team, we have local practices such as Stapenhill and Stretton that are in the heart of the communities, offering first class care at a convenient location for pet owners. The modern equipment at Stapenhill and Stretton practices include digital x-ray, ultrasound, and dental x-ray. We have two operating theatres plus three consulting rooms so therefore provide an all-round service.


The team

Being a local community practice, we have huge drive and determination to offer the best service. We are RCVS accredited for small animal general practice and we have a team of 8 vets supported by a number of qualified and experienced nurses, we also have client care advisors as the first point of contact with our patients and their people. We proactively run many clinics such as weight clinic, puppy and kitten development and positive practice visit all contributing to the delivery of outstanding healthcare to our friendly client base. Stapenhill is an ISFM silver cat friendly practice.

Working together as a bonded team we visualise you also becoming an integral part of the local community, very trusted to provide the absolute best care and advice available. We are a long-established team here and we greatly enjoy working with each other and the environment together. We provide a supportive environment for teaching and encourage continued growth and development.


Your role

We have an exciting vacancy for a registered Veterinary nurse to join our team at Stapenhill. This is a part-time position of 37.5hrs a week including a share of evening and weekends. Alternative working hours would be considered but would this need to involve evening and weekend work. The successful applicant needs to be a good communicator, trustworthy and a team player.

You will join a friendly and supportive team of 8 vets and 8 nurses including an SVN. Our well-equipped surgery has facilities for medical and surgical care of patients, treating a varied case load of companion animals, birds, and exotics. Surgical caseload includes, neutering, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics and dentals.

The role involves a variety of first opinion practice roles including monitoring anaesthetics, assisting with imaging using radiography and ultrasound, completing laboratory samples, nurse clinics and assisting Vets consulting. There will be limited nurse consults at our Stretton branch however this is currently on hold due to coronavirus.


Perks and benefits


  • Opportunity to develop practice/involvement in decisions
  • Excellent internal CPD at our hospital Pride Veterinary Centre


  • Birthday off
  • Practice focus on health and wellbeing
  • Death in service cover
  • Increase in holiday allowance with service

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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