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    Registered Veterinary Nurse - Ashton Under Lyne




    Ashton-Under-Lyne, Manchester


    26,000 - £31,000

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    Ashton-Under-Lyne, Manchester



    Job description

    Roles Overview

    Join our team at the Animal Trust clinic in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. This position offers a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to make a significant impact in veterinary care, enhancing both your skills and experience in a thriving practice. If you're eager to work in an environment that supports your development while making veterinary services more accessible, this role is for you.

    Key Responsibilities

    Provide expert nursing care to a diverse range of surgical and medical cases, ensuring high standards of treatment. Utilise our advanced facilities, including two theatres and a dental suite, to deliver comprehensive veterinary services. Manage and monitor inpatients in our separate dog and cat wards, ensuring their comfort and well-being during their stay. Collaborate with a dedicated team, including an on-site Orthopaedic surgeon, to enhance the clinic’s capabilities and patient outcomes. Engage with pet owners, offering guidance and support to ensure they understand and are comfortable with their pets’ treatment plans.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Qualification and registration as a Veterinary Nurse. Proven experience in veterinary nursing, with strong competencies in handling both surgical and medical cases. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to empathise with pet owners and work effectively in a team. A commitment to professional development and a keen interest in contributing to the broader goals of a community-focused practice.


    Our Offer

    A competitive salary ranging from £26,000 to £31,000, depending on experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including: 6 weeks of annual leave, including bank holidays. Funded CPD opportunities, both UK-based and international, to certificate level. 52 weeks of sickness benefit and access to a free Employee Assistance Programme after the qualifying period. Enhanced maternity and paternity packages. Contributory pension scheme. RCVS and VDS fees paid. Access to mental health, financial, and life counselling after 12 months. Cycle to work scheme and a Refer-a-Friend bonus.

    Work-Life Balance

    A structured 40-hour week over four days, providing a three-day weekend every other week. Flexibility with weekend shifts (2:9 weekends) and openness to part-time arrangements, accommodating a balance between professional responsibilities and personal life. A supportive and inclusive culture without hierarchy, where every team member’s input is valued and encouraged.

    About Animal Trust

    Our Mission and Values

    Animal Trust is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that prioritises accessible veterinary care over profit. As a B Corp-certified organisation, we focus on sustainable and community-oriented veterinary services. We reinvest most of our profits into our facilities, enhancing our services to provide advanced care while maintaining affordability. Our core belief is that every pet deserves prompt and expert treatment regardless of their owner's financial situation. This is why we offer free consultations for sick and injured animals, ensuring timely and necessary care. We are committed to a future where no pet suffers due to financial constraints.

    Who We Are

    Animal Trust is the largest B Corp-certified veterinary group globally, pioneering not-for-profit veterinary care. Our growth has allowed us to care for nearly 100,000 pets annually across our network of busy surgeries, emphasising that quality care should be accessible and honest. Our innovative approach ensures that all pets receive the care they need, tailored to their conditions and owners' financial capabilities. From free consultations to fixed-cost treatments, we provide a range of options to suit every need without compromising on care quality.

    Our Commitment

    At Animal Trust, we deeply value the wellness and satisfaction of our team members. We offer comprehensive support for mental, financial, and life counselling, ensuring each staff member has the resources to thrive both professionally and personally. We are proud to compensate our team members at or above the Real Living Wage rate unless they are attending external training courses. This commitment to fair compensation and sustainable practices reflects our dedication to our staff and our mission. In 2023, we were awarded B Corp certification, further cementing our commitment to high-quality, affordable, and ethically conscious care.

    How To Apply

    Application Process

    To apply, click the Apply Now button, fill out your details, and submit your CV through our online portal. Ensure your application reflects your qualifications, passion for veterinary care, and desire to grow with Animal Trust.


    For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Gemma Wall at [email protected]. Join us in making a difference at Animal Trust, where your career growth aligns with compassionate animal care. Apply today!

    Animal Trust is a trading name of Animal Trust Vets CIC, a community interest company registered in England and Wales. Company Registration No: 07938025

    Registered Office: Animal Trust Administration Centre, Cedab Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4FE