• Registered Veterinary Nurse (Days/Nights)

Kentdale is a specialist-led referral centre treating a wide range of surgical patients. Our purpose-built veterinary hospital is located on the edge of the beautiful Lake District in Milnthorpe, Cumbria.

We are now seeking a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse or second year Student Veterinary Nurse to work within our highly skilled, dedicated and welcoming nursing family.

Your role and responsibilities

As a Registered Veterinary Nurse, the successful candidate will deliver gold standard veterinary care to our patients.

Previous referral hospital experience is desirable but not essential as we will provide support and training.

 Main duties will include:

  • Specialist ward nursing of Orthopaedic, Neurological and Soft Tissue patients
  • Monitoring anaesthesia, including advanced techniques
  • Working in conjunction with our Specialists and Physiotherapist providing gold standard care to our patients.

This is a permanent position, with flexibility to being full-time or part-time.

Rota consists of a mixture of day and night shifts, weekdays only. No on-call duties. 


  • Highly competitive starting salary range 
  • 33 days annual leave pro rata (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Birthday leave
  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programmes
  • Unbeatable learning environment
  • Career progression opportunitie
  • Company pension scheme
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance programme
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

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, please complete the online application form

  • There’s never a problem speaking to your lovely receptionists to book an appointment; my little girl would not be with us now without Jan, her surgeon and the brilliant nurses that looked after her.

    Stephen – Nancy’s owner

  • If I could give a higher score, I would! This being our second referral, it has felt like coming home, and to feel that when we arrive with major trauma to our dog is wonderful. Immediately we were in smiley, reassuring, safe arms again, and our crisis rapidly disappeared. The immediate welcome from the reception staff to Kirstie, amazing Joe and even the reassuring and friendly night nursing staff all let us know our precious boy was in very safe hands. Can't speak highly enough - and this is a consistent standard.

    Ani – Floyd’s owner

  • Great communication between myself and the staff was kept updated, and they took great care of my dog! The operation went perfectly, and the scar has healed nicely, considering its place! Gave simple and easy-to-follow after-care steps!

    Kim – Bella’s owner

  • Felt my dog was safe with you, and treatment would be done with his best interests coming first. Follow-up physio with Genie and now Emma were excellent. Friendly staff.

  • I cannot say how amazing Kentdale is; your exceptional service and kindness. Thank you.

    Victoria – Lulu’s owner

  • All the staff go out of their way to be helpful. Nothing is too much trouble, and no question is considered stupid or a waste of time. They treat my dog, Riley, with respect and kindness and me the same. I can’t thank them enough for their help on what has been a rough road for Riley and us.

    Pat – Riley’s owner

  • Excellent doggy care. Nothing too much trouble, and the team all look happy in their jobs. Simon was great with us, and Henry kept us informed and gave clear explanations. Definitely would recommend it.

    Alison – Henry’s owner

  • Full confidence in the skills, equipment and expertise of the whole team. Assured by the staffing levels to respond to unplanned events during procedures and recovery. Across the team, the ability to explain and advise.

    Graham – Winston’s owner

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