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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly team here at Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital! At Chipping Norton, no two days will be the same, but some daily duties will include:

  • Assisting on-call RVN with nursing inpatients
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Continual smooth running of the hospital.
  • Assisting vets with consultations
  • Running samples in our inhouse laboratory


2 days (Saturday and Sunday) every other week. No out of hours required. 10 hours during the week alongside every other weekend will also be considered.


Salary for the role is up to £29,000 FTE depending on experience.

About us

We are a modern hospital having only been built in 2015. We are equipped with full lab facilities, a DR x-ray system, dental x-ray, 64-slice CT scanner, a wide range of flexible and rigid endoscopes, ultrasound scanner with colour Doppler, full orthopaedic kit, slit lamp, tonometer team consists of 12 vets,12 registered veterinary nurses, 7 student nurses, and 5 animal nursing assistants.

Among our vets is a Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, Advanced Practitioners in Small Animal Medicine and ECC. Plus, we have regular visits from a specialist surgeon and referral dermatologist. We receive referrals nationally for exotic pets, radioiodine therapy for hyperthyroid cats and locally for outpatient CT scanning, and some internal medicine and orthopaedic-surgery cases. Zoo work undertaken extremely regularly.

Applicant requirements

We are looking for a qualified registered RVN with a good level of experience who would love to be part of a closely bonded hard working team in a busy clinical environment. Must be a natural team player and happy to support colleagues at all levels. Experience with exotics would be beneficial but not essential.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:

  • Work-life balance
    • 6.6 weeks annual leave
    • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
    • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Wellbeing
    • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
    • Private Medical Insurance
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
    • Non-accidental injury suppor
  • Development
    • £550 CPD allowance with 3 days paid pro rata
    • Certificate support
    • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
    • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
    • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
    • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
    • Quality Improvement Programme
  • Professional Memberships
    • VDS cover
    • RCVS fees
  • Additional
    • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
    • Pension 5% Employee/3% Employer
    • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.