• Rotational Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Location: George's Farm, West Buckland, Wellington Hours: Full time Practice: Cave Veterinary Specialists Salary: Salary dependent on experience Practice Details Cave Veterinary Specialists

At Cave Veterinary Specialists, our top priority is to provide outstanding specialist care to our client’s pets. 

We have a team of highly-experienced clinicians and veterinary nurses working with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, which enables us to treat the most complex and challenging cases our motto being clinical excellence, personal care. 

We pride ourselves on being a very friendly, supportive and approachable team and offer a fantastic induction service to anyone who joins us.


Your role and responsibilities 

Due to growth and development, we now have a number of rotational nurse positions available.

This unique and diverse position is a great stepping stone into referrals from primary care work or a great allrounder for any current referral nurses who enjoy the variety. The individual will be working alongside a highly skilled and passionate nursing and clinician team, providing quality care to patients across all disciplines, including inpatients, day patients, diagnostics and theatre.

You will need to have great attention to detail, a desire to develop and grow within the role, a passion for the provision of gold standard care to our patients, and the ability to work closely with the team and independently. Referral and/or theatre experience desirable. Our team is focused on quality and best practice, we actively encourage CPD with a generous CPD budget.  There is scope for development within the role.

There will be some out of hours (OOH with this position however this will give you the opportunity to earn additional on call retainers.

  • £20 per weekday night on call
  • £25 per weekend night 2nd on call
  • £50 per weekend day/night 1st on call

Typically, an average of 4 weekdays on call per month.  Weekends 1 in 5.  Totalling approx. £1000-£1200 per annum in retainers.  In addition, time for emergencies is charged at a premium rate of £22.50 per hour.


  • A supportive and knowledgeable team to assist your growth and development
  • Generous CPD package to advance your skills and direct your interest in specialist disciplines
  • Opportunities to mentor our Patient Care Assistants (PCA) students and Student Veterinary Nurses (SVN) and develop your leadership skills
  • 25 days annual leave excluding bank holidays plus your birthday off
  • Enhanced parental leave  
  • Enhanced sick leave.


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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