Dick White Referrals

Neurology Ward Nurse


Job Title:             Neurology  Ward Nurse

Date Created:     February 2019

Reports to:         Nurse Manager

Founded in 2003 , DWR has grown rapidly to become the largest private veterinary referral centre in the UK, currently with over 260 employees. It is a busy, purpose-built specialist clinic providing 24/7 referral-only services for patients across England.  The hospital is fully equipped with the surgical equipment and diagnostic facilities commensurate with a flagship specialist referral veterinary practice.

We are dedicated to excellence, trust and care in all we do as a clinic and as an employer.  We are an Educational Partner with the University of Nottingham, we have the Dick White Academy on site and we run regular CPD events.

Based in Six Mile Bottom, Suffolk, UK, located only 6 miles from the historic town of Newmarket and 8 miles from the vibrant and historic university city of Cambridge, with excellent connections to London, the Midlands and the stunning East Anglian coast.

 Job Summary:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and enthusiastic qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our vibrant Neurology Nursing Team working in a busy, purpose-built clinic that is fully equipped with the facilities commensurate with a flagship specialist veterinary centre. The position will involve all aspects of nursing care of inpatients.

Successful Candidate:

You will have excellent all-round nursing skills, with a passion and drive for delivering outstanding client and patient care. You will be a team player who enjoys working in a supportive working environment whilst also being able to use your initiative and challenge the status quo.  Referral nursing experience is not necessary as full training will be provided.

This is a ward based position that focuses on hands on, exemplary nursing care based on the individual needs of each patient. The neurology nurse is highly involved with all aspects of nursing care of patients with varied neurological conditions. This can include traumatic brain injuries, inflammatory CNS conditions, seizures and spinal surgeries to name a few. Due to the types of illnesses, many of our patients will be hospitalised for relatively long periods of time so this role does give you the opportunity to get to know them as individuals and to see them develop in their recovery. Although fast paced and busy, this is often a very rewarding role; seeing a dog that came in to the hospital recumbent walk out and knowing that you were so highly involved in their care will never get boring!!

This is a full time position, 40 hours per week comprising of a 4 day week of 10-hour shifts rotated Monday to Friday between 6.30am-6.30pm and a 1:5 weekend rota with compensated time off and paid overtime.

You can expect daily opportunities to learn and develop your skills!


We offer an inspiring and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an excellent package and benefits that include:

  • Basic salary £21,745 – £25,334 (plus paid overtime)
  • Supplementary bonus of £2,000 – £4,000 payable for holders of ECC certificate and DipAVN
  • Dedicated CPD allowance
  • Organised in-house CPD and fully funded training for DipAVN and ECC certificates
  • Pension
  • Generous leave allowance
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Access to private medical cover
  • Personal health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme

If you share our passion for delivering excellence, trust and care then we would love to hear from you. For further information or to apply, please contact Kate Pickles: vacancies@dwr.co.uk

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