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Linnaeus Registered Veterinary Nurse in Wootton Fields, United Kingdom

Job Title: Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Salary: £27000-30000 (FTE 40) pro rata

Location: Spinney Vets, Wootton Fields, Northampton

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: 38.5 hours per week


Do you want to work at a practice where you are encouraged to utilise your nursing skills to the full and develop further to advance your nursing career? Then Spinney Vets is the right place for you.

Join our fantastic and friendly nursing team and you will be able to do regular, nurse led, schedule 3 ops days, nurse consulting, including clinics for osteoarthritis, diabetes, renal disease, dermatology (including HT Vista), weight and nutrition etc, as well as dedicated in-patient care. All of which allow you to fully use your nursing skills and develop new ones to progress within the industry leading, Linnaeus nursing career progression framework.

About us

We are a very well-equipped, RCVS accredited practice acting as a fiercely proactive force in a changing profession. Our drivers are high quality patient care, client education and career development. Come to grow and succeed with us, a practice looking forward to a future as an advanced first opinion practice with a strong ethos of nurturing and utilising our associates’ skills and advancing them with CPD and support from the excellent central team of Linnaeus Veterinary Limited, to make a better world for pets and fulfilled careers for ourselves.

In a rapidly changing profession, we have been proactive in our support for progressing our veterinary nursing team with a structured, industry leading career progression framework. Maximising the skills and qualities of our veterinary nurses and support staff to ensure you can focus on your work and interests as much as possible. With the introduction of Lead RVNs, Schedule 3 theatre lists each week and nurse consulting work at the forefront of our recent progress.

We would love for you to consider joining our highly trained team of 3 Vets, 5 RVNs, 1 PCA and 4 Client Care/Admins and help us continue to create a loving and caring service that goes above and beyond to keep our patients healthy and build for the future of the veterinary profession.

Person specification



• RVN registration


• Mentoring experience/qualification


• RCVS Code of Conduct

• Confident in the use of IT packages, email and online internet browsers




Skills & abilities

• Excellent listening and communication skills

• Team player

• Highly organised with the ability to multitask, plan and prioritise effectively in accordance with business needs

• Proactive and well organised with an eye for detail

• Remains calm under pressure

• Problem solving

• Innovative and forward thinking

Other qualities

• Ability to make decisions that benefit the whole team not individuals.

• Knowledge of organisational restrictions.


· 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave

· RCVS, BVNA & 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:

o Employee assistance program

o Eyecare voucher scheme

o Free annual Flu jab

o Cycle to work scheme

· Recruitment referral reward scheme