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Registered Veterinary Nurse (Full-Time)

Location: Hawthorne Lodge Veterinary Practice

Salary: Up to £31,000 depending on experience

About Us 

Hawthorne Lodge Veterinary Practice, a leading first-opinion small animal veterinary practice in Banbury, invites applications for a dedicated Registered Veterinary Nurse on a 12-month fixed-term contract. This is a full-time role that includes some Saturday commitments, offering a vibrant work atmosphere without any out-of-hours duties.  

Our Practice and Our Team  

Equipped to deliver outstanding client and patient care, Hawthorne Lodge offers a comprehensive suite of services, including laparoscopic spays, dentistry, dental x-ray, ultrasound, nurse consultations, and specialised clinics. Our team consists of 7 vets, 4 RVNs, 3 SVNs, 1 VCA, supported by a dedicated reception team and a practice director. 

At Hawthorne Lodge, we foster a culture that values teamwork, dedication, and continual improvement. If you're committed to providing top-notch care and contributing positively to our practice, we'd love to welcome you aboard. 

Role Overview 

The role encompasses a broad spectrum of nursing duties, encompassing theatre work, anaesthetics, medical nursing and nurse consultations. 

Ideal Candidate Profile 

We're seeking a diligent, supportive Registered Veterinary Nurse with a minimum of 1 year's experience who thrives in a collaborative team environment. We value proactive contributions and welcome innovative ideas aimed at enhancing our practice and service offerings. 

Because our employees matter 

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from – 

Work-life balance 

·        6.6 weeks annual leave 

·        Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service 

·        Your birthday as a paid day off 


·        Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay 

·        Private Medical Insurance 

·        Cycle to Work scheme 

·        Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership 

·        Non-accidental injury support 


·        £550 CPD allowance with 24 hours paid pro rata 

·        Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy 

·        Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider 

·        Infection Prevention and Control Programme 

·        Quality Improvement Programme 

Professional Memberships 

·        VDS cover 

·        RCVS fees 


·        Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers 

·        Pension 5% Employee/3% Employer 

·        Discounted staff pet care 

How to Apply

Please submit your CV alongside a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to Chris Papadopoulos, Practice Director via email Christos.papadopoulos@hlvp.co

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