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With ongoing growth and success based on an outstanding reputation and a commitment to excellence, Wear Referrals, part of Linnaeus Veterinary Limited, are looking to recruit additional RVNs to join our ever growing nursing team of over 60 qualified RVNs, Head of Nursing Services, 2 Clinical Nurse Managers, 10 Team Leaders and almost 20 patient care assistants and veterinary nursing students.

Working as a nurse for Wear Referrals entails real nursing to a very high standard in our state of art, award winning Veterinary Hospital just off junction 60 of the A1, click here to see a video tour around our hospital.

We are a multidisciplinary practice with Neurology, Orthopaedic, Soft Tissue, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Out of Hours and Rehabilitation teams. Practice facilities include a dedicated ICU ward for critical patients staffed 24 hours a day, in-house MRI & CT, 4 operating theatres, endoscopy and ultra-sound facilities and dedicated patient wards. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop their own expertise, working with leading surgeons and clinicians.

Your role and responsibilities

Excellent social and clinical skills are a must, as well as the ability to commit to a rolling rota including weekend and bank holiday shifts.  Previous referral nursing experience is preferred, but not essential, as we offer training and support to fully qualified RVNs joining the practice from primary care.

OOH nursing role involves nursing of referral patients across all disciplines including ICU patient care, as well as working with cover we provide for surrounding primary care practices with patient transfer care and OOH emergencies’ treatments and procedures.  Working alongside a team of 16 RVN’s and 3 PCA’s, the team including a Veterinary Surgeon, is staffed over night to fully support the patient care and procedures.      


  • Competitive salary
  • 4% salary CPD allowance
  • Payment of professional registration fees
  • Generous employer contribution pension scheme
  • Professional indemnity cover
  • Health care and purchasing scheme
  • Staff discount
  • Uniform and shoe allowance
  • Free onsite parking.

We pride ourselves on being a leading training practice, dedicated to developing talent and promoting from within wherever possible. We offer real opportunities to develop your nursing career through clinical specialism or managerial progression as part of the leading UK veterinary referral chain.

Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

To apply for this role: Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange an informal chat and to learn more about this great opportunity.