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    Registered Veterinary Nurse - Theatre Specialist




    Ellesmere Port, Cheshire


    up to 32,000

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    Ellesmere Port, Cheshire



    Job description

    Roles Overview

    Join our team as a Veterinary Nurse at our bustling 24hr Surgery in Ellesmere Port, where we are committed to providing affordable veterinary care to pets in need. Our practice is designed for veterinary professionals who are eager to develop their skills in a dynamic and supportive environment. You'll be instrumental in delivering high-quality care in an organisation that values community service and sustainability, certified as a B-Corporation for balancing profit with our dedication to people and the planet.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Work closely with our certificate holding and residency trained surgical clinicians to ensure the smooth running for the referral service, helping to plan caseload and ensure appropriate equipment is available to treat cases. 
    • Work with the relevant staff to ensure effective pre, intra and post operative care for our complex surgical patients.  
    • Monitor anaesthetics for patients undergoing procedures under the referral service. This will include patient preparation for surgical procedures and delivery of multimodal analgesia to surgical cases.  
    • You may be required to be a scrub nurse when required and so knowledge of veterinary instruments and maintaining sterility is essential.  
    • Communicating ongoing treatment plans to our inpatient team.  
    • Carry out diagnostic imaging for advanced orthopaedic and soft tissue procedures, including CT scans.  
    • Ordering of specialist surgical consumable equipment (e.g. surgical implants). 
    • Contributing to the external and internal referral process to ensure the prompt processing of referral cases, including liaising with referral clients and referring practices/veterinary surgeons.


    Skills and Qualifications

    • Registered Veterinary Nurse.  
    • Previous referral surgical experience is preferred but not essential. 
    • Certification in Veterinary Surgical Nursing or Anaesthesia preferred. 
    • Strong knowledge of veterinary surgical procedures, including patient preparation, veterinary surgical equipment and general anaesthesia.  
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
    • Ability to work effectively in a high-pressure environment.



    Our Offer

    A competitive salary of up to £32,000 depending on experience. A comprehensive benefits package that includes: 6 weeks of holiday per year 52 weeks of sickness benefit and private healthcare after 12 months Fully funded CPD to diploma level RCVS and VDS fees covered Enhanced maternity and paternity packages Contributory pension scheme A collaborative, inclusive work environment where your voice is valued and your professional growth is supported.

    Work-Life Balance

    Flexible working options, including part-time considerations, to support work-life balance. Opportunities to engage in a variety of challenging and rewarding activities in a vibrant hospital environment. Continuous professional development opportunities to advance your skills and career in veterinary care.

    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 Bolton, 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