• Registered Veterinary Nurse (Ophthalmology)

    Location: Edison Business Park, Hindle Way, Off Dorcan Way, Swindon, Wiltshire Hours: Full time Practice: Eastcott Veterinary Referrals Salary: £27,179.82 – £29,854.50 depending on experience Practice Details Eastcott Veterinary Referrals

About us

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals is an innovative, tier 3 multi-disciplinary referral and primary care hospital located just off the M4 in Swindon, Wiltshire. We are a gold standard cat-friendly practice, passionate about providing exceptional patient care. We see cases from a variety of disciplines including orthopaedics, soft tissue, neurology, dentistry, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, ECC and primary care.


Your role and responsibilities

We are looking to hire an enthusiastic and confident Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly and established referral ophthalmology team. This position will expose you to a wide range of interesting cases, allowing development of your nursing skills and knowledge, working alongside a team of nurses, residents, specialists and technician.

The role is full-time, with 1 in 8 working weekends and 1 bank holiday a year. You will get 5 weeks' holiday and your birthday off each year. We also encourage and support all our referral nurses to complete an advanced nursing certificate. 

Hours: 40 hours per week, 4 x 10 hour days


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays on a pro-rata basis
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Enhanced sickness policy
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • CPD allowance
  • Extensive learning and development programmes
  • Progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Discounts with PetPlan
  • Recruitment reward scheme
  • Wellness package, including; Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Gym membership discount, Cycle2Work scheme, Eye care vouchers, Flu vaccine voucher


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.


Don’t just take our word for it

“Everyone is so friendly and welcoming here”

“My work-life balance at Eastcott is so much better than my previous jobs”


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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