Our Referral Locations
Nurse Experience Days
If you’re thinking about transitioning into referral nursing but are not sure it’s for you, we offer experience days at most of our referral practices so that you can see for yourself. It’s a great way to earn some CPD hours too! If you are interested, please fill out the form and a member of the team will get in touch.Register Your Interest
At AMVS, we have one of the largest veterinary nursing teams in the south. As a referral veterinary nurse, you get to develop your skills in each of the disciplines that we offer, from neurology and orthopedics to emergency critical care and anesthesia. The role is extremely varied; you could be working on wards, in theatre or helping with imaging.Click here to find out more
Davies Veterinary Specialists
As one of the largest and most diverse small animal veterinary referral centres in Europe, a strong nursing team is the backbone of any successful practice. Currently, our large nursing team at Davies includes over 100 nurses, patient care assistants and technicians – and it’s continuing to grow.Click here to find out more
Dick White Referrals
DWR offers outstanding levels of clinical care in state-of-the-art facilities and has nursing teams who are dedicated, highly trained and proud of the care they give to our patients. Working as a referral veterinary nurse means that you can experience the many services within our multi-disciplinary hospital.Click here to find out more
Eastcott Veterinary Referrals
At Eastcott Veterinary Referrals, our busy referral hospital provides the ideal environment for you to develop and grow as an RVN. You’ll have the chance to experience multiple disciplines and work alongside some of the UK’s top veterinary Specialists. You’ll use state-of-the-art equipment and, as well as a comprehensive induction programme; you’ll learn from and be supported by our current team of amazing nurses.
Our dedicated ophthalmology referral practice allows our registered veterinary nurses to see both routine and emergency cases as they work alongside a friendly team of experienced veterinary surgeons. With great career progression opportunities, our team of nurses benefit from further training in ophthalmology. They regularly attend courses to keep up-to-date on recent nursing developments in the industry.
London Vet Specialists
At London Vet Specialists (LVS), our nursing team provide patient care and support across a variety of specialist disciplines, such as soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, anaesthesia, imaging, cardiology, ophthalmology and dermatology. Nursing at LVS promises our team variety from day to day with opportunities to explore interests, hone skills and develop academically while providing gold-standard patient care in a specialist referral environment.Click here to learn more
North Downs Specialist Referrals
Our nursing team are all registered veterinary nurses who are often very experienced in general practice before joining us and developing more specialist nursing skills. Many have passed further advanced qualifications in veterinary nursing. Some of our nurses have further specialised within specific areas such as medicine, neurology and theatre nursing.
Northwest Veterinary Specialists
We welcome qualified registered veterinary nurses with a variety of skills and you don’t need to have previous referral experience to join our team and start the journey to become a specialist nurse. Required training is structured into an individually tailored induction programme, where new recruits are supported by mentors and regular progress reviews are completed.Click here to find out more
Paragon Veterinary Referrals
Our highly skilled nursing teams work across the hospital in different areas, including ward nurses, surgical nurses, diagnostic nurses, anaesthesia nurses and multi-disciplinary nurses, ensuring all pets receive the very best care at every stage of their treatment and stay with us at Paragon.Click here to find out more
Southfields Veterinary Specialists
Our large team of registered veterinary nurses, patient care assistants and theatre and neurology technicians are dedicated to caring for our patients, day and night. Our promise and commitment is to provide the highest quality, attentive and constant care to every patient we treat. Our large team of nurses are dedicated to caring for our patients, day and night.Click here to find out more
Veterinary Vision offers a dedicated ophthalmology referral service for cases referred throughout the UK. We have three modern sites, all equipped with state-of-the-art operating facilities for all types of ocular surgery. With a friendly, caring environment where the wellbeing of the patient is our top priority. We are incredibly proud of our friendly, professional and dedicated team of nurses and are committed to supporting their ongoing development.Click here to find out more
Veterinary Specialists Scotland
Our modern, Specialist-led multi-disciplinary referral centre is currently expanding. Our nursing team has a wealth of experience in referral practice and supports our vision of providing excellence in patient care. We believe that to care for our patients and clients, we have to care for our Associates by providing a supportive and inclusive work environment where they can thrive.Click here to find out more
We are incredibly proud of all our nurses here at Wear Referrals. We have discipline-specific nursing teams, so our nurses develop a much deeper understanding of the conditions and care required for their patients. The dedicated nursing team also runs our in-house laboratory, enabling rapid processing of laboratory tests and shorter waiting times for test results.Click here to find out more
Willows Veterinary Centre & Referral Service
At Willows, we welcome nurses who have a passion for what they do and who share our commitment to excellence. Our aim is to give each of our patients the same level of care that we would give to our own animals. Our nursing programmes and multiple career pathways allow our nurses to achieve qualifications in multiple disciplines, where they can develop and find their niche.Click here to find out more
Why not visit one of our practices for a nurse experience day?
We look forward to welcoming you to one of our practice’s nurse experience days. Our nurse experience days, allow you to meet the team, enjoy a guided tour of the practice hospital and learn about the nursing opportunities they have available. You will also be able to speak to some of our nurses and find out what practice life is like at our hospitals. It can also be a great way to earn some extra CPD hours.
The experience days are only available for registered veterinary nurses.
Career Pathway Opportunities
The journey of transitioning from a primary care nurse to a referral nurse is the most common pathway into the specialism sector.
At Linnaeus, we are here to support you, whatever stage you are at in your career. Progression is key across our group. You can move into different job roles that vary in specialisms and practice areas across our hospitals. Our progression options include becoming a ‘static or fixed’ nurse in a specific area, for example working solely in theatre or becoming a medicine nurse. Each practice will have slightly different roles but will offer the chance to find and develop your niche. Further to specialising in an area, options could include a leadership role, such as a theatre leader or nurse team leader.
Most of our referral practices are multi-disciplinary, which allows for cross-collaboration and multicentric input.
Newly qualified? Discover our Post Registration Programme
If you are a 0-12 month qualified nurse interested in pursuing a career in referral nursing, click here to find out more about our Post Registration Programme.