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Weekend Registered Veterinary Nurse

Closing date for applications 31.01.24


Job Description

Donaldson’s Vets are expanding their team and looking for a registered veterinary nurse to join us in a weekend specific role from January.

We are looking for an RVN who would like to work weekends . The role would involve working Saturday and Sunday on a 1 in 2 or 1 in 3 basis. The shift pattern would be either 9am to 5pm or 11.30 to 7.30pm or a mix of either.

Some weekdays could also be available if required.

Attendance of inhouse CPD and weekday meetings would be expected to maintain your skillset and keep up to date with protocols.

The duties would include a mix of nurse consultations, surgical and medical nursing.


Salary is dependent upon experience but we are happy to discuss this.

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 have 4 Director’s, 25 vets, 42 nurses, 13 SVN’s and 20 auxiliary nurses.

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)

  • 46.5 Hours holiday per yea
  • 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.

How to Apply

Please send a covering letter and your CV to 

Closing date for applications 31.01.24