Registered Veterinary Nurse – Small Animal Wing and Theatres

University of Cambridge - Department of Veterinary Medicine

We have exciting opportunities for three Registered Veterinary Nurses to join our nursing team at the Queens Veterinary School Hospital from 1st September or as soon as possible after that date. 

The referral hospital is a very fast-paced environment which requires the role holder to be adaptable with the ability to work well under pressure.

The role will be to provide nursing to an excellent standard in the Small Animal Wing. The small animal wing consist of four dog wards and two cat wards and a critical care facility housing an average of 15-25 patients during the overnight period.

Due to increasing caseloads in the hospital, we are looking for three nurses who can cover the following shift patterns on a 2 or 3 weekly rotating basis. Consideration will be given to someone who would prefer to work and early or late shift all the time.

Week 1 – 7:00 – 15:30hrs

Week 2 – 8:45 – 17:15hrs

Week 3 - 13:30 – 22:00hrs

Regular hours will not exceed 36.5 per week. Shift timings may need adjustment to meet the needs of the business but will not fall outside of 07:00 and 22:00hrs. Participation in weekend rotas will be expected of no greater than 1 in 6.

We welcome applications from individuals who can cover a range of these shifts.   

This is a varied role where no two days are the same, so we are seeking individuals with a passion for nursing, with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients. The ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision is essential.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Natalie Wills on

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link ‘Apply online’ This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) before completing the online application form or visit the following website: 

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department are available here:

The website for The Queens Veterinary School Hospital is available here: 

Interviews will be held: 7 September 2017

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