Registered Veterinary Nurse

Registered Veterinary Nurse Beaminster, Dorset Medivet Beaminster Full Time, Permanent

About us

Building the best place to work in the veterinary industry is creating exceptional opportunities for people like you.
Here, you won’t just be part of the team, you’ll be part of our nationwide family. We’ve built a network of 450 practices with 20 state-of-the-art 24-hour centres that are all home to a family of professionals who provide a high standard of care. You won’t just help to deliver care, you’ll deliver exceptional care for your patients and clients. And you’ll do it all supported by your colleagues and some of the best training and development in the industry.
Join us where we’re building better every day.

The role

We are looking for a caring professional with a motivated approach and good communication skills to augment our abilities.
CPD is supported and encouraged with a generous budget.

The ability to work within a team, to learn, and most importantly to care would be necessary characteristics.

This a full-time position with 1 weekend in 4 worked at our local main centre in Dorchester.

Salary & Benefits:

Competitive salary of £30,000 per annum

£750 annual CPD allowance and in-house CPD available

Ongoing training relevant to your role

RCVS and VDS fees paid

5 weeks paid annual leave

Exclusive company discounts and rewards

A friendly, supportive environment within a rewarding role

And much more!

Key accountabilities

  • Clinical Nursing: Provide high standard clinical care to all animals, including pre- and post-operative care, anesthesia monitoring, and wound management.

  • Client Communication: Offer advice and support to pet owners regarding the health and well-being of their animals; convey relevant information about treatments, aftercare, or procedures.

  • Medical Record Keeping: Ensure accurate and timely documentation of patient details, treatments, and observations in the clinic’s software system.

  • Medication Administration: Administer medications as prescribed by the veterinarian and provide guidance to pet owners regarding medication administration and potential side effects.

  • Laboratory Work: Conduct diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, urinalysis, and parasitic screenings. Understand and operate laboratory equipment.

  • Radiography: Prepare animals and the radiography room for x-rays, ensuring safety protocols are followed.

  • Surgical Assistance: Sterilize surgical instruments and assist veterinarians during surgeries by providing necessary tools and ensuring the patient’s well-being.

  • Education and Training: Participate in ongoing professional development and possibly mentor trainee veterinary nurses, ensuring the clinic’s nursing standards remain high.

  • Equipment Maintenance: Ensure all clinical equipment is clean, functional, and properly maintained. Report any malfunctions immediately.

  • In-Patient Care: Monitor hospitalized animals, ensuring they receive proper care, including feeding, cleaning, and administering medications.

  • Health and Safety: Adhere to all clinic protocols and standards to ensure a safe environment for both staff and animals.

  • Emergency Care: Participate in after-hours, weekend, or holiday shifts as required and provide emergency nursing care when necessary.

  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with veterinarians, reception staff, and other team members to ensure smooth clinic operations and the highest level of care.

  • Stock Management: Monitor, reorder, and manage stock levels of medications, foods, and other clinic supplies.

  • Professional Conduct: Uphold the professional and ethical standards as set out by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Skills and experience

You must be a Veterinary Nurse and registered with the RCVS.


Nestled in the heart of Beaminster, a charming town in West Dorset, Medivet Beaminster stands as a beacon of veterinary excellence. We are more than just a veterinary clinic; we are a close-knit community practice that resonates with the warmth and care Beaminster is known for.

Proudly, we offer an extensive array of veterinary services, supported by state-of-the-art facilities. Our standout feature is a fully equipped rehabilitation centre which boasts an underwater treadmill and pool, ensuring comprehensive care for animals in need of physiotherapy.

Our commitment goes beyond facilities, as our services are helmed by a team of profoundly qualified professionals. Their dedication is unwavering when it comes to offering exceptional care, both for our patients and their owners. Pets entrusted to our rehabilitation centre receive tailor-made treatment plans meticulously designed by our expert physiotherapists.

Beaminster, known for its historic charm and surrounded by rolling hills and scenic beauty, complements the ethos of our practice. The serene environment and tight-knit community provide the perfect backdrop for our commitment to animal care. The surrounding areas, laden with picturesque views and rich history, make every visit a delight.

We invite you to experience our services. Let the beauty of Beaminster and the warmth of our practice come together to provide the best care for your pet. We eagerly await the opportunity to welcome both you and your cherished animal companion.

Job number: FR04774