Student Veterinary Nurse Position

About Us

Owned and run by vets Charlie and Martin, Cedar Vets has been established in the local community for 130 years. We are extremely proud of our history and work hard to maintain our “why” which is because “we care”.

We care about our clinical standards and work hard to continually improve, aiming to be the best primary care practice we can be. We care about our people, their wellbeing and career development. We care about our clients and aim to go above and beyond informing their decisions and achieving contextualised care.

Our practices are based in Alton and Alresford with a small branch surgery in Four Marks. We are lucky to have the best of all worlds being on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park with the New Forest and South Coast within a short drive. We are also a short train ride from London from either practice. Both the main practices are new purpose-built premises. Alresford is the smaller practice and was completed in 2019. Alton was completed in October 2022 moving to a significantly larger site with expansion room for the future.

Alton Surgery
Alresford Surgery

CT Scan
CT Scan
Alton Staff Room
Alton Consulting Room
Alton Cat Waiting Area

Our Environment

Being purpose built, our practices are fully ventilated and air conditioned, providing a great environment to work. It is impossible to offer high standards without the right equipment. We are continually investing in equipment such as:

  • Dental X-Ray
  • Video Endoscopes
  • Laparoscopy
  • CT
  • Multiple Multiparameter Monitors

Our Team

Our practice thrives on teamwork, and we work hard to encourage this. We have very low staff turnover and work hard to communicate with our teams, making them feel involved and encourage them to share their ideas. An established senior team of Vets and Nurses work hard to ensure that colleagues meet their development targets within a supportive environment, already set-up as a VNTC and Surrey Vet School IMR provider.

I am a nurse again, not someone who runs around just about managing to keep my head above water, I have time for every single one of my patients, to nurse appropriately, care for and to give them a high standard of care that I am happy with and what I want for my patients.
I love how things that need tweaking or changing gets approved and changed so quickly!

Christmas Time

Staff Wellbeing

Wellbeing is not just a buzzword at Cedar Vets! We know work life balance is important to people and aim to achieve this in a number of ways:

  • Regular, protected breaks​
  • Flexible working
  • Providing a psychologically safe environment with positive communication encouraged, enhanced with practice meetings and VetSafe reporting
  • Supporting out of work activities such as Tuesday evening “Spin club” and a new, very popular Cedar Walking Group

Vets and Nurses have the time and are not too stressed to answer my questions and teach me. Previously at a corporate vets there were not enough qualified veterinary staff that had the time to even check in on me. I love that I get weekly check ins now with my clinical coach, this gives me time to ask questions about anything I’m stuck on from college, practice practical skills and helps me work on my onefile properly. I also appreciate the routine check ins with my line manager, this gives me reassurance I can voice anything I am concerned about and it’s received well.

Over to you…

Are you a passionate and dedicated person seeking a fulfilling opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of animals and their owners? Look no further! We are seeking a Student Veterinary Nurse to join our compassionate team. 

As a Student Veterinary Nurse at Cedar Vets, you will play a crucial role in the wellbeing of animals and the success of our practice. Working alongside our Registered Veterinary Nurses, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting veterinarians in various medical procedures and surgeries such as CT scans, endoscopy, laparoscopic spays, and orthopaedic procedures
  • Monitoring anaesthetic during surgical procedures
  • Providing high quality care to inpatients and outpatients
  • Administering medications, treatments, and vaccinations during nurse clinics
  • Conducting diagnostic tests and laboratory work
  • Educating pet owners on animal care, health, and post-operative instructions
  • Maintaining accurate medical records and updating patient information

You should hold 5 GCSEs grade A-C (or equivalent), including Maths, English and Science. You should also have a keen interest in the health and wellbeing of animals, be able to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, and have a strong sense of compassion and empathy.

We offer:

  • Full support and training to achieve your Level 3 NVQ in Veterinary Nursing, and a place on the Register of Veterinary Nurses
  • A collaborative and friendly working environment
  • Supportive colleagues who share a passion for animal care
Key Terms:
  • Type: Full Time
  • Pay: £10.42 per hour
  • TOIL for overtime in the week. Time and a half for Saturday hours
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays with an extra day off on your Birthday
  • Generous staff discount scheme for own pets (meds at cost, 75% on fees)
  • Predictable, reoccurring Rota

The main things that stood out to me when I joined Cedars was the amazing support and how accepted I felt into the team straight away and by day 3 already felt like I had been here for a few months! The team work together really well and everyone is very supportive of helping with things your unsure on and not beating you down as well as helping you grow and supporting your own views and ideas! The long travel is absolutely worth it to feel a real part of the team and actually feel like I’m a respected nurse and not just a number 🙂

If you think you would be a great fit for our team, please send us a copy of your CV and a Covering Letter

Apply Here