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Permanent Veterinary Nurse - Ware Hertfordshire

We have a permanent Head Vet Nurse job available in Hertfordshire. As a veterinary nurse, youll need to: • confidently handle and restrain animals • provide nursing care to hospitalised patients, including patient monitoring and health checking, feeding, grooming and walking animals • administer treatments including injections, tablets, drips and blood transfusions • perform diagnostic tests, e.g. blood sampling, urine analysis and x-rays • prepare animals for surgery and perform some minor procedures, e.g. suturing wounds and dental hygiene • monitor anaesthesia • assist veterinary surgeons with operations • maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of the practice • communicate with pet owners, gaining their trust and reassuring them about their animals treatment • educate pet owners on animal health, including vaccinations, worming, flea prevention and appropriate nutrition • support student veterinary nurses undertaking placements • work to the professional code of conduct. Skills You will need to demonstrate: • the ability to communicate with pet owners, veterinary surgeons and people from a range of backgrounds • effective team working skills, as youll be working closely with veterinary surgeons and other professionals when caring for patients • the ability to work independently and use your own initiative on occasions when you have sole responsibility for patient care, for example out of hours work • strong attention to detail, particularly when administering medications and monitoring multiple patients • that you can stay calm and composed in stressful situations, and work well under pressure when dealing with emergencies. Working hours As a full-time veterinary nurse, youll work an average of 40 hours per week. However, you may work longer hours depending on your role. You should bear in mind that you may be required to work unsociable hours, including weekends, bank holidays and possibly overnight cover.

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