Registered Veterinary Nurse- (Gateshead)

Location Gateshead
Discipline: Veterinary Nurses
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £26K
Contact name: Paul

Contact email:
Job ref: PMC6012
Published: 13 days ago

​Here at Lloyd & Cowan we are thrilled to be working with a practice who have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse that has become available. No two days are the same at the practice, they have a variety of cases surgical and medical, nurse consultations, and much more. If successful you will be involved in all aspects of nursing care including clinics and in-patient care before, during and after surgery.

The rota involves working 38 hours per week over 4 days. The shift patterns are:




Weekend work is 1 in 4 Saturdays or Sundays 6.45am-6.30pm.


The salary is up to £26,000 depending on experience plus a relocation package of up to £3000 and a welcome bonus of up to £1500


Ideally located within easy commuting distance to the Newcastle City Centre renowned for its culture, the north east coast, and beautiful countryside of Durham and Northumberland. This practice is an RCVS accredited 24hr small animal hospital. There are also branches in Whickham, Sunderland Washington, and Ryton as well as providing an emergency service for their local member practices.

About them:

They have digital radiography, dental radiography, flexible and rigid endoscopes, in-house lab including haematology, biochemistry, and EPOC machines, excellent ultrasound machine with doppler and a wide range of specialised equipment for performing most soft tissue, orthopaedic and endoscopy surgeries. They have a dedicated and specialised OOH emergency and critical care team.


Over the 4 branches they have 15 Veterinary Surgeons, 22 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses, 13 Auxiliary Nurses and 11 Receptionists. They have Veterinary Surgeons who hold RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery and a number of Veterinary Surgeons who hold a GPCert(SAM).

Applicant Requirements:

Registered Veterinary Nurse who is highly motivated, works well in a team, and thrives in the varied environment of a veterinary hospital. Candidates must be dedicated to progressing their knowledge and practical skills to ensure they fully support the Vets with a range of potentially complex and critical cases. An experience of nurse consults is also highly desirable.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday based on length of service

  • CPD paid days and allowance

  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

  • Birthday leave

  • RCVS Membership paid

  • VDS cover

  • Discounted veterinary fees

  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Service-related company sick pay

  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing

  • Relocation packages

  • Career progression opportunities

For more Information or to express your interest in this Opportunity send a CV to Paul via the Link.

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Paul on 07936947875 or email a CV to If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068. If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them. 

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