Exotics Veterinary Nurse

IVC Evidensia

Derby, England, United Kingdom


Vet Nurse/RVN

Aug 18

The Role

Due to expansion, this practice is looking for a nurse to join their exotics team. To be successful, you will enjoy being hands-on and are able to work alongside the existing team in this growing and developing discipline.

You will also assist with Inpatient care, surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia, organisation of the day and the day-to-day running of the exotics ward. You will have the support to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge, to ensure you provide gold standard care to a range of species. Advanced qualifications such as Certificates, diplomas and VTS are all fully supported.

The working hours for this role are an average of 19 hours per week spread over 2/3 days, however there is some flexibility regarding shift times. We will also consider applications from applicants looking for a full-time role but would be happy to work in a split role.

You will be required to take part in the weekend rota working a 1 in 6 weekend, either Saturday or Sunday from 7.45am to 6pm. We have a bank holiday rota in place, which means our nursing team are required to work 1 or 2 bank holidays a year. There would also be a requirement to take part in an on-call rota (1 night approximately every 8 weeks)- further information on this would be discussed at the interview.

 About Us

The practice offers a range of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Our diagnostics and treatments are second to none and we have many highly trained and experienced colleagues, to ensure that our patients receive the very best treatment.

We strive to deliver world-class patient care and our fantastic facilities provide a superb care environment, including 13 consultation rooms, 7 hospital wards, 5 theatres, full advanced imaging suite, 3 ultrasound rooms, an endoscopy suite, hydrotherapy pool /treadmills and dedicated chemo and radio-iodine treatment rooms.

 About the Team and Culture

Exotic’s is a friendly and supportive team. It is a busy yet rewarding discipline that sees a variety of cases daily. You will work alongside the Exotic’s Specialist, 2 Exotic’s Vets, 3 dedicated Exotic Nurses and Exotics Kennel Assistant. Our facilities enable us to provide care for a range of small mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, as well as wildlife.

The team is always expanding, opening new opportunities for career development. We have an extensive in-house CPD program to enhance the skills of our nurses and a leadership program to support career progression.

 Applicant Requirements


  • Registered RVN
  • Experience with exotics/wildlife
  • Be able to organise and prioritise
  • Professional, confident, eager to learn new skills.
  • Drive to develop discipline and nursing care for patients


  • Experience in a busy hospital environment
  • Proven team working skills
  • Drive to develop your professional knowledge

 Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Birthday leave
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

 As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

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