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Do you want to create a better world for animals? At the RSPCA, we believe all animals deserve kindness and respect. We work for the benefit of every animal – as well as pets, that includes farmed animals, wildlife, and animals used in science. Choose a career with us and make a difference for every kind.

We're looking for two new Veterinary Nurses. You'll be working as part of the Veterinary team at our Finsbury Park Animal Hospital, reporting into the Hospital's Nursing Manager. 

  • Contract: 12 month fixed term contract to cover staff absences. 
  • Working hours: Shift Work - You will be required to work during the week, at weekends and on Bank Holidays and occasionally at night on a shared seven hour rota basis.
  • Location: Finsbury Park Animal Hospital.

Finsbury Park Animal Hospital is located 5 minutes from Finsbury Park Station in North London. The area is undergoing redevelopment and is well connected by the London Underground and mainline trains.

What a day might look like for you

We know it is a cliche but at the RSPCA, no two days are the same and within this role, you will find each day rewarding and challenging.

Our Veterinary Nurses are integral to the smooth running of the busy hospital, as a Veterinary Nurse you will carry out nursing duties to a unique variety of animal welfare cases predominantly cats, dogs and wildlife species.

The hospital works directly to help animals most in need by supporting the work of the RSPCA's Inspectors, animal centres and branches, providing essential veterinary care around the clock; our Veterinary Nurses work on a shared seven hour rota basis.

We have added a short summary of what is involved but for full details, please review the attached job description. 

  • Emergency and critical care nursing, including primary triage
  • The role is focused on direct medical and surgical patient care, bringing into play your nursing experience in both medical and surgical roles
  • Maintain up to date and accurate clinical records
  • Dispense drugs in accordance with professional guidelines clinic rules
  •  Maintaining a high level of clinical hygiene and biosecurity throughout the hospital.
  • Anaesthetic monitoring, perioperative nursing care and theatre practice working in a busy and modern operating theatre suite.
  • Undertake continuing professional and personal development associated with the role
  • Welfare and case work support
What makes a great Veterinary Nurse?

Please only apply for these roles if you are a Registered Vet Nurse with a current registration with RCVS, along with proven previous experience of working in a relevant discipline, for example within a Veterinary Practice, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Animal Centre or similar. 

Our Veterinary Nurses must also be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Are able to assess and make evidenced based clinical decisions.
  • Are able and willing to work autonomously and be an excellent team player.
  • Have strong prioritisation skills and are highly organised. 
  • Are a strong problem solver, with a proven ability to use their initiative.

If you do not meet this criteria but are still interested, please have a look at the vacancy details on our careers page for our Student Vet Nurse and Vet Care Assistant vacancies. 

Interviews will take place in person at the Finsbury Park Animal Hospital, during the week commencing the 3rd of June

Final note from us & good luck with your application!

We are really lucky that some of our roles attract a high level of interest and for this reason we review applications as they are received, unfortunately on some occasions this means roles may close earlier than advertised; so early submissions are highly recommended. 

We want to ensure we do all we can to give you a positive candidate experience through our recruitment. Whilst we do try to give feedback where we can, sometimes due to receiving high levels of applications, this may not always be possible

We recognise that a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential to achieving our core mission. For this reason we actively encourage a wide diversity of applications - in particular from members of minority ethnic groups, and people with disabilities - as these candidates are currently under-represented at the RSPCA.

Should you need any support with your application or interview process please contact

Our mission is to ensure animals have a good life by rescuing and caring for those in need, by advocating on behalf of all animals and by inspiring everyone to treat them with compassion and respect



Professional development

35 hour working week (full time)

25 days holiday

Family friendly policies

Pension scheme

Healthcare cash plan

Employee Assistance Programme

Occupational sick pay

Life assurance

Dog friendly policies

Cycle to work scheme

Discount schemes

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Finsbury Park Animal Hospital
22 Sonderburg Road, London, United Kingdom, N7 7QD
  • Salary:
    £25,575 - £27,575 plus 4% shift allowance
  • Location type:
    Site worker
  • Location:
    Finsbury Park Animal Hospital
  • Vacancy type :
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    27 May 2024
  • Hours per week:
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