• Emergency and Critical Care Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Location: Bramston Way, Southfields, Laindon, Essex Hours: Full time Practice: Southfields Veterinary Specialists Salary: Up to £30k DOE Practice Details Southfields Veterinary Specialists

We are a multi-disciplinary, RCVS accredited Specialist lead referral center within the county of Essex, where we work to the highest standards of veterinary care for pets, creating a seamless experience for them and their owners. We are incredibly proud to have an outstanding team of highly qualified veterinary specialists, that enable the very best care for all patients that come to our practice.


Role and responsibilities

Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting for three Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN) to join our newly established Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) service as we prepare to move to our brand-new purpose-built referral hospital in 2022.

We are seeking RVNs who have experience working with emergency and out-of-hours (OOH) cases. The roles will be based within the ICU and wider teams that will support our patients and colleagues across all our services 24 hours a day.

As Southfields Veterinary Specialists prepares to move to brand new 42,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facilities, you will be part of a team that has been provided with some of the most advanced equipment and facilities in a supportive working environment.

This is an exciting time to join us and the successful candidates will be an integral part of planning as we prepare to open our new state-of-the-art ICU department. It’s also a unique opportunity to join the team that will deliver emergency, critical and intensive care in our brand-new centre.

You will be committed to providing high standards of care to both patients and referring veterinary surgeons.

This exciting role will require the candidate to:

  • Provide exceptional care to patients located within the ICU
  • Work collaboratively with all other services and foster good relationships.

The position is suited to an experienced RVN, with exceptional communication skills and the ability to work efficiently and effectively within a large 24-hour multi-disciplinary team.

The applicant must be solution focussed and be able to work collaboratively.

This position reports to the Senior ECC RVN.

You will join an excellent multi-disciplinary specialist-led team that provides the opportunity to work with some of the most exceptional and dedicated veterinary professionals in a supportive environment.

With the support of Linnaeus, you will have access to a wide and varied range of development opportunities, including, but not limited to, mentoring, webinars, modular courses, and journal clubs.



  • Full-time permanent position
  • A competitive salary
  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Holiday reward service
  • A good work-life balance
  • Birthday day off
  • Opportunities for progression
  • Enhanced sick leave
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Excellent location – only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and extremely well located for international travel links by air and train.


Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

We would love to hear from you, please contact Anna Smith at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.

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