At KirksVets we are both lucky and proud to have an excellent nursing team. The nurses, both qualified and in training, are all dedicated to their work and desire to give a first class service to all our patients, often staying late into the night to nurse animals back to health and carrying out all sorts of duties behind the scenes.
The desire to work with animals is just one small criteria which is required if you want to become a veterinary Nurse, you need to be prepared for almost anything from mopping floors to assisting in major life saving surgery.
The duties expected of you will vary from practice to practice, but at KirksVets all nurses work together as a team, sharing both the pleasant and more unpleasant jobs associated with a busy Veterinary Practice. Duties include:
To start Veterinary Nurse training you must be 17 years of age or older and have 5 GCSEs at grade C or higher which must include English Language and two Science subjects. To find out more about veterinary nurse training, visit the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' website.