Job Advert

Animal Rehabilitation Nurse/ RVN

(Closing date for applications: 25th November 2022)


Job Description

ARC has an opportunity for a RVN who shares our passion for getting pets back on their paws and moving.

Experience in rehabilitation and sports medicine ideal, but training will be provided for the right team member. Enthusiasm and interest in our very rewarding field and are more important.

This position combines an important role in our referral rehab and sports medicine clinic with some general practice work, bringing the successful candidate the best of both worlds in an independent practice with excellent facilities and fantastic surroundings.

You will participate in inpatient care including complex orthopaedic and neurological cases and have significant responsibility in delivering hydrotherapy and physiotherapy treatment sessions with veterinary direction and support in an incredibly fulfilling discipline.


The salary for this role is up to £27,000 DOE based on 37.5-hour week plus equal share weekend cover on a rota basis.

About us

We are an independent veterinary company based in the lovely area of West Yorkshire. Our main purpose-built hospital is based in Huddersfield and we have 6 branch practices located in the surrounding areas.

We work alongside our sister company Donaldson’s Farm and Equine, who treat many of the farms and horses in the area, who often feature on the “The Yorkshire Vet”.

Our main hospital in Huddersfield provides our Out -of- Hours service to our clients, staffed by our dedicated emergency team and has a comprehensive range of equipment including: CT scanner, visiting MRI truck, digital x ray, endoscopy, laparoscopy, diathermy, dental suite with dental x-ray, fully equipped lab, ultrasound as well as dedicated high sterility theatres for orthopaedics and soft tissue procedures, and dedicated wards for the various animals seen, with a separate ICU, cat, dog, exotic and isolation ward.

We have many specialists within the company that we gain knowledge and experience from, including ARC our fully equipped animal rehabilitation centre based at our Birchencliffe practice, and our behaviour team based at our hospital.

We are a proud member of the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme and have achieved hospital status at our hospital in Huddersfield and GP status at our branch practices.

Benefits – (subject to Pro Rata)

    • 31 holiday days (including bank holidays)
    • Increased holiday days based on length of service
    • CPD allowance
    • Further study encouraged
    • RCVS and VDS cover included
    • Staff discount scheme
    • Company sick pay
    • Salary sacrifice scheme

Donaldson’s vets are dedicated to diversity and inclusion and support mental health awareness.

We would like any applicants to come and work with us for a trial day to get to know you better and for you to meet our amazing team.

How to Apply

Please send a CV and a brief covering letter to Amy at Arc@donaldsonsvets.co.uk by 25th November 2022