• Registered Veterinary Nurse (Weekends)

    Location: The Paddock, 53 Cherrydown West, Basildon, Essex Hours: Weekend Practice: Cherrydown Vets Basildon Salary: Up to £13ph Practice Details Cherrydown Vets Basildon

With over 60 years’ worth of experience, our veterinary group specialises in primary care services for small animals in the county of Essex. Being RCVS accredited we aim to continuously have the highest standards of customer service, hygiene, facilities, and equipment for our patients. We know pets are like part of the family, so we pride ourselves in caring for them like we would our own companions.


Your role and responsibilities

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) to join our welcoming and friendly Basildon team on a part-time basis (weekends only).

The Basildon hospital is busy with an excellent variety of caseloads, offering 24-hour care for our patients. We have a great clinical and non-clinical team all dedicated to ensure the needs of the animals and client are met and the customer journey is excellent.

Would you like a role offering the following:

  • Excellent case continuity and a high standard of care through our well-equipped practice and talented clinical team
  • A role with a variety of inpatient care, theatre, lab, nurse clinics and emergency and critical care (ECC)
  • Dedicated Client Care team so the nurses can actually ‘nurse’
  • Working within an International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) accredited practice with an in-house laboratory
  • The opportunity to share knowledge and further develop your skills by being a part of an experienced and supportive team

The ideal candidate would have 1 - 2 years experience as an RVN, however, we would be open to applications from Student Veterinary Nurses (SVNs) and very newly qualified nurses.

Hours: 16 hours over Saturday and Sunday

Flexible shift pattern can be explored for frequency/days worked



  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Additional paid day off on/around your birthday
  • Pension contributions
  • Funded CPD
  • RCVS and VDS fees covered
  • Access to 150 hours of pre-recorded CPD delivered by our expert clinicians and nurses
  • Staff discount
  • Gym membership discount.


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 have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.

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