Registered Veterinary Nurse (Maternity Cover)

  • Location Southend-on-Sea, Essex
  • Salary Fantastic Salary of £30,000 per annum
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • FR03459
  • Closing date 13th Jul 2022

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We are looking for an experienced, organised, and enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse to join the team at our fantastic hospital based in Southend for a period of Maternity cover.

As part of the nursing team, you will be responsible for a variety of nursing duties as well as sharing best practices with your team and helping to support and develop the student nurses in your practice.

The role will involve all aspects of nursing and provides you with the opportunity to develop nursing clinics and use your initiative to promote new ideas with full support being provided by the nursing team.

This is a full-time fixed-term position, covering 40 hours a week over 5 days. This shift pattern includes 1:6 full weekends and a fair share of on-call and Bank Holiday shifts

Salary and benefits:

  • - Fantastic Salary of £30,000per annum depending on experience
  • - Generous CPD allowance and in-house CPD available
  • - Ongoing training is provided as relevant to your role
  • - RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • - 5 weeks of paid annual leave
  • - Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • - A friendly, supportive environment within a rewarding role

Skills and experience:

  • - You must be a Veterinary Nurse who is registered with the RCVS
  • - Previous experience working in a small animal practice is required
  • - Experience in a hospital setting is preferred but not essential


The equipment and services at 24-Hour Southend include flexible and rigid endoscopy, a well-equipped in-house laboratory (including blood gases and clotting profiles), a high-spec ultrasound machine, CT imaging, and digital x-ray. This hospital has a strong team of vets with a broad skill range and a high level of nursing care.

The practice is based next to London Southend Airport. It is also a 15-minute drive away from the famous Southend Pier, which is surrounded by a multitude of shops, restaurants, bars, and shopping centres.

Apply today to become part of our family.

Progress your career with Medivet

Development is at the heart of everything we do. We have a wealth of opportunities for veterinary professionals to pursue their interests, develop their clinical and business skills, and take their careers in whichever directions they choose.

Why join us?

We’re a family of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work.

Search our opportunities and apply today to become part of our family.

How we work

Medivet is a family of passionate, supportive and thoughtful veterinary professionals. We work as one team to support each other, grow the business, and make sure every pet receives the very best care.

Meet some of our people

Learn more about life at Medivet from colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Megan Jones

Deputy Head Nurse

“I branched out to other companies, but returned to Medivet having not found the same family community elsewhere.”

Jerry Dunne

Branch Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

“I thought I was going to stay for two years and move on to the next job but I fell in love with the team and the spirit of everything.”

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