Abbey Veterinary Centre is seeking a dynamic Veterinary Nurse to join our exceptional team. If you share our commitment to excellence and quality patient care, this is the perfect role for you.

About us

At Abbey Vets, we prioritise quality care for our patients and foster a supportive and empowering work environment for our staff. With state-of-the-art facilities, including digital radiography, dental x-ray, ultrasonography, and endoscopy, we ensure that our team has the best tools to provide exceptional veterinary care.

The role

As a key member of our team, you will be involved in a diverse range of duties, including:

  • In-patient care for a range of medical and surgical cases
  • Anaesthesia and theatre duties
  • Nurse consultations
  • Laboratory work

Your role will span 40 hours per week, distributed over four rewarding long days, with a 1 in 6 Saturday rota. This schedule strikes a balance between fulfilling work and personal time, ensuring you have a healthy work-life balance. No OOH or bank holidays.

Why Join Abbey Vets

  • Supportive Environment: Work in a practice that values its team members and fosters a culture of support and collaboration.
  • Advanced Facilities: Utilise state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to provide the best care for our patients.
  • Professional Growth: Join a team that encourages continuous learning and professional development.
  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy a flexible schedule that allows you to balance your professional and personal life.


You will split your time between our well-equipped Durham and Chester-le-Street sites, both of which are designed to provide a comfortable and efficient working environment.

Because our people 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 -

Worklife balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • 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 support


  • £550 CPD allowance with 24 hours 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


  • Pawsome Benefits - reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

If you are a dedicated Registered Veterinary Nurse with a passion for providing excellent patient care, we would love to hear from you.