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Linnaeus Surgical Wards Registered Veterinary Nurse in Shirley, United Kingdom

Job Title: Surgical Wards Registered Veterinary Nurse

Location: Willows Referrals

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: 38 hours/week. Shifts from 7am -3pm, 9:30-5:30, 11-7pm , 1pm-9pm

1:6 weekends

Salary: From £28,000 per year, depending on experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) to join our Surgical Wards nursing team.

The successful applicant will be given training and support to take their career to the next level. We are able to offer exciting opportunities for nurses who share our commitment to excellence and a desire to provide world-class care and customer service.

With the benefit of superb imaging and anaesthesia facilities, as well as specialists working in every discipline, Willows provides a truly rewarding working environment. We have an exceptionally friendly, professional, and dedicated team of nurses who give a warm and supportive welcome to new members of staff. This is an ideal chance for keen individuals to work in one of the UK’s leading referral centres and develop their nursing skills. Experience of working in a referral environment is not required as full support and training will be provided for the successful candidates. The successful candidate will be working alongside our team of Registered Nurses, Surgical Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Care Assistants to deliver gold standard veterinary care to our patients.

Main duties will include:

  • Inpatient care

  • Medicating patients

  • Monitoring post-operative aftercare

  • Working alongside our Veterinary Physiotherapist


  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid

  • External CPD funded

  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Life Assurance

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Employer contribution pension scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Program which is available for everyone.

About us

Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service is one of the leading small animal referral centres in the world, having been delivering the highest possible standard of pet healthcare for over 30 years.

Our vision is to provide an unrivalled clinical, patient, client and team experience that is recognised for excellence across the world. Our values centre around the care of our patients, our clients, our referring vets, each other, and the environment to make a Better World for Pets.

Willows is widely known for delivery of CPD, and we strongly encourage all our associates to continually develop their skills and knowledge. We employ over 250 associates working as part of an outstanding multi-disciplinary team led by internationally-renowned Specialists. Our service teams include Orthopaedics, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Oncology, Soft Tissue Surgery, Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency and Critical Care, Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Diagnostic Imaging and Physiotherapy.

In-patient care is a priority and includes 24-hour veterinary and nursing cover, with support from a team of emergency vets and Interns. Our hospital facilities are of the highest quality, including on-site Siemens 64-slice CT, Siemens 1.5T MRI, two in-theatre mobile image intensifiers, two digital radiography rooms, ultrasonography, electro diagnostics, video endoscopy and an extensive range of advanced surgical equipment.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click the Apply Button or for more information, please feel free to reach out directly to our Referral Nursing Talent Acquisition Business Partner – Becca Thompson at