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Veterinary nurses provide assistance to veterinarians in the treatment and care of sick or injured animals.

Tasks

  • Assists the veterinary surgeon during surgical and medical treatments of animals
  • Prepares operating theatre, sterilises equipment and assists in theatre as required
  • Dispenses and administers medication and applies dressings to animals under direction from the veterinarian
  • Handles animals during treatment
  • Collects and analyses blood, urine and other samples
  • Cares for animals in hospital accommodation and keeps accurate records
  • Maintains the biosecurity of the veterinary premises
  • Advises clients on preventative medicine to maintain appropriate animal health and welfare.

Entry Requirements

Entrants require GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. Entrants must obtain employment at an approved veterinary practice to gain practical experience and tuition with an employer for a minimum duration of two years. Candidates must also pass professional examinations before qualifying as a veterinary nurse.

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £19,000 per annum and can progress up to £31,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 1,506 employed Veterinary Nurses in the region.

Current Vacancies

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse
/ Get Staffed / 27 Sep 2022
Registered Veterinary Nurse
/ Nurse Seekers Ltd / 27 Sep 2022
Learning Mentor
/ eTeach UK Limited / 27 Sep 2022
Learning Mentor
/ eTeach UK Limited / 27 Sep 2022
Learning Mentor
/ eTeach UK Limited / 27 Sep 2022

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