Employment Type: 
Full Time
Veterinary Nurse
Required Experience: 
1-3 years experience

Night RVN – Independent Practice 

Can you have it all?……The answer is yes you can!

Join our experienced night team on a favourable working pattern of 5 nights on (Monday to Friday) followed by 9 nights off, allowing for ample time to not only recharge your batteries but also to pursue your passions outside of work, giving you an excellent work-life balance! We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional care to our patients and have invested in a dedicated night team so we can provide continuous care 24 hours a day. As a well-established, independent practice, we are renowned for our community spirit and being a local, reputable employer.

Our well-respected nursing team is actively encouraged to fully utilise their skills and experience and get fully involved in looking after our patients. At HNVG, you will be exposed to a varied and interesting caseload of both medicine and surgical cases, including emergency scenarios in our hospital. The night team at Hook Norton is an integral part of our patient care, with ward rounds and handovers at shift change, we actively encourage the night team to be involved in making patient plans and adjusting them as needed during the night. As part of personal development, we fully support and encourage CPD including further certificates in different specialties.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Have a minimum of 1 year experience as an RVN.
  • Have experience with intensive nursing within a GP or referral setting.
  • Be able to work to high standards and use your own initiative.
  • Hold a valid UK driving license and have your own transport due to rural location.

You will be based at the Hook Norton Hospital where we have all the equipment and facilities needed to help the night team provide exceptional care including:

  • Species-specific wards
  • Isolation ward and equipment
  • Diagnostic imaging suite
  • Laboratory suite
  • Two surgical theatres
  • All the usual mod cons including ECG, Multiparameter monitors, Pulse Oximeters and
  • portable ultrasound scanner for FAST scans.
  • Excellent dog walking facilities.

As a night nurse, you will work alongside the night vet and also have support from a Nursing assistant for the twilight part of your shift. There are no phone duties included in your shift except patient updates as and when needed.


  • Our enticing terms and benefits include a 5 on/9 off rota, 12.5 hour shifts (6.45pm till 7.15am)
  • Competitive salary ranging from £32,000-£40,560 pro rota depending on experience
  • Paid RCVS membership and funded CPD
  • 5.6 weeks holiday pro rota plus enhanced holiday with length of service
  • Free Health Care Cash Plan Scheme
  • Generous Staff Discount
  • Wellbeing benefits including EAP Scheme, lots of social events and much more

If you are interested in applying for this role or have any questions please send a CV and covering letter to the practice via email at sarah.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk

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