***Vet Nurse Position Available***
Full Time or Part Time Qualified Veterinary Nurse (RVN)
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic veterinary nurse to complement our supportive 5 vet and 8 nurse clinical team, in providing the highest standard of care to our patients and excellent customer care to our clients.
We are looking for a team player with exceptional clinical skills.
The position will be focused on our services for small animals and includes helping with nurse clinics and taking part in our out of hours rota, so the ideal candidate will live within approximately 15 miles of the practice.
The salary offered is very competitive, and we also encourage and fund our nurses to do CPD. We welcome nurses with varying areas of interest and are always looking for new things to introduce to our clients!
Please take a look around our website, or have a look at our Facebook Page, to get a feel for what we do and what we have to offer.
Required experience : 1 year veterinary nursing
Required licence : Drivers licence
If you have any questions, the best person to speak to is our practice manager, Donné, on 01435 864422 – she will be happy to answer any queries you may have.
Careers in the Veterinary Profession
We are an approved veterinary nurse training centre – with a strong affiliation to our local Plumpton College, which is near Lewes. www.plumpton.ac.uk
Places are very limited on their courses, so the demand is very high. Our very hardworking vet nurse trainees will all tell you that the 3 year course is demanding, but incredibly rewarding.
We pride ourselves on the amount of support we give to our trainees, which helps produce very high standards – and an almost 100% pass rate.
If you are interested in a place, please contact us by writing a letter to the Head Nurse, with your areas of studies and any interests you may have. We prefer a hand-written letter please!
Vet Nurse Training
RCVS Approved Centre
Careers Advice for Students
We get lots of enquiries from young people considering veterinary medicine or nursing as a career.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has good information on its website – www.rcvs.org.uk
Like most veterinary practices, we have a constant stream of people wanting to spend time with us to see what our work and lives are like.
From young people hooked on Vets in Practice, through to teenagers seriously considering a future career.
We try to encourage applicants of any level to come along and see the realities of life in a mixed general veterinary practice.
We do give priority to students already studying for a veterinary degree and needing to gain practical experience as an important part of the course.
We have to restrict our intake of younger students due to the large number of applications, but if you are interested, please fill in the contact form on the Contact page and attach a copy of your CV – we’ll get back to you.
“Dear everyone at Heathfield Vets,
Thank you so much for an amazing 2 weeks!
I have enjoyed every moment of working and getting to know you all.
The friendliness you have shown towards me not only goes to show what nice people you all are, but also what a great team you make together.
Thank you all for taking the time to help teach me and gain experience, it is truly appreciated.
With love from, Mr K
“Dear Heathfield Vets Team,
I really appreciate the time and energy you took to teach me and thank you for your patience!
I learned a lot and also had a great time here! I really hope to see you again in the future. It has been a great experience and I’m so happy to have met every one of you.
Thank you for everything! Hope you’ll enjoy the turkish delights.”
Miss G (student)