• Surgical Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Location: Edison Business Park, Hindle Way, Off Dorcan Way, Swindon, Wiltshire Hours: Part time Practice: Eastcott Veterinary Referrals Salary: £27,179 - £29,854 (pro rata) depending on experience Practice Details Eastcott Veterinary Referrals

We are a veterinary clinic and referral multi-disciplinary practice that offers the highest care services for small animals. With our primary care and 24-hour emergency services, we care for pets from all over the south as well as animals in our local community. We believe excellence is at the heart of both clinical standards and customer service to make sure our patients have the best quality care.

Your role and responsibilities 

We have an exciting new opportunity available to join the Referral Surgery Nursing Team as our busy department is expanding.

Our surgery team currently consist of 12 surgery/theatre nurses, 3 surgery technicians and 8 surgeons and between us cover soft tissue, orthopaedics and neurology. We work closely alongside the imaging team to perform advanced pre-operative and post-operative imaging including radiology, fluoroscopy, CT and MRI. 

The position will involve rotating through the three theatre disciplines – soft tissue, orthopaedics and neurology. It will be mainly an anaesthesia focussed role with general theatre tasks including scrubbing into referral procedures alongside it.  Relevant CPD and certificates are strongly encouraged in all our referral nurses.

We would ideally prefer our candidate to have previous referral experience or be confident and competent in anaesthetising a range of patients for surgery including emergency and critically ill patients. However, this is not essential as in house training and support will be fully provided.  

This is a 12-month fixed-term contract for either 16 or 24 hours a week.

Working either 16 hours per week, 8-hour shifts on a Thursday and Friday (8.30-4.30 or 10-6pm)


24 hours per week Wednesday - Friday, (9am - 5pm)



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Childcare vouchers
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

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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