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Registered Veterinary Nurse (full time and part time available)

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TheMayhew · 27/07/2023 07:45

Location: London

Hours per week: 35 (including some weekend and bank holiday work)

Salary:  up to £35k pa depending on experience

Closing date for applications: midnight bank holiday Sunday 20th August; we will interview on a rolling basis and reserve the right to end the vacancy prior to the closing date; interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible

First interview date: First interviews are held over Microsoft Teams

Second interview date: Candidates successful at first interview will be invited to visit the Home and Clinic and to have a second interview in person as part of the selection process

Every dog and cat in need deserves expert, personalised care and support, and to be loved. When you work for Mayhew, you understand that better than ever. We’re a passionate, committed and diverse team of c80 staff and c150 volunteers, here for dogs, cats and communities in the UK, in Afghanistan and in Georgia. We offer expert veterinary care, rescue and rehoming services, programmes in the community and guidance and support to improve the lives of dogs and cats in need.

We have had a community vet clinic on site at our historic North West London shelter since 1925. For nearly 100 years, our London clinic has delivered many tens of thousands of treatments to dogs and cats and supported their owners with low-cost veterinary interventions and clinical advice they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to afford. Since March 2022, we have been proud to provide our preventative veterinary treatments free of charge, and without judgment, to those who are unable to afford it and who have no recourse to another reputable provider.

 At Mayhew, dogs and cats in need come through the doors of our shelter and community vet clinic every day. In our modern and well-equipped community vet clinic, including x-ray and dental x-ray machine, ultrasounds, ECG, inhouse lab and two surgical suits, we provide a wide range of surgeries and treatments for the Mayhew animals in our care. We also provide a limited range of preventative veterinary care treatments including annual health checks, neutering, vaccinations, parasite control, microchipping, dentals and advice and support. Our clinic is RCVS accredited and we are a training centre for veterinary students at the University of Surrey. More information about our clinic can be found here Vet Clinic – Mayhew (

Our clinic operates 7-days a week, looking after outpatients in addition to the animals in our care at the shelter; the clinic is open to the public Monday to Saturday. When fully staffed, our clinic team is made up of a Head of Clinic, 3.0 FTE vet surgeons, 1.0 FTE Head RVN, 2-3.0 FTE RVNs and a full time Clinic Receptionist. The clinic also benefits from the support of an Animal Carer on rotation most days of an average week.

We would like to appoint two permanent nurses to work in our busy clinic on a rota basis and would be open to part time and flexible options. Our RVNs usually work 35 hours per week between the hours of 9am and 5pm with usual shifts being Monday to Friday and Tuesday to Saturday with the option to have these swap monthly or periodically. We would require flexibility from time to time to cover weekends and bank holidays, and out of office hours in the event of an emergency. A share of the on-call rota is required, this averages about five nights a month which is paid as overtime.

CPD is funded and encouraged. We offer a caring and supportive team, lots of variety and the opportunity to make a lasting difference to the lives of dogs and cats and pet owners who rely on us.

 Generally, you will:

  • Assist Vet Surgeons in the examination and treatment of dogs and cats, providing nursing care and administering treatments to outpatients as part of our neutering and vaccination clinic and to inpatients in our care at the shelter
  • Undertake nursing consultation within the scope of preventative services offered by our clinic
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients including sound and timely advice, extending empathy and understanding to pet owners and compassion for the welfare of the animals who rely on us at all times

 To be successful in this role, you need:
  • To be a qualified RVN registered with the RCVS
  • Experience working in a small animal practice in the UK
  • A professional, friendly, calm and caring manner

To apply visit our careers page
Registered Veterinary Nurse (full time and part time available)
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