Veterinary nurses provide assistance to veterinarians in the treatment and care of sick or injured animals.
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New workers start around £9226. Normal pay is £15958 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £26386.
Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
- Advises clients on preventative medicine to maintain appropriate animal health and welfare.
- Maintains the biosecurity of the veterinary premises.
- Cares for animals in hospital accommodation and keeps accurate records.
- Collects and analyses blood, urine and other samples.
- Handles animals during treatment.
- Dispenses and administers medication and applies dressings to animals under direction from the veterinarian.
- Prepares operating theatre, sterilises equipment and assists in theatre as required.
- Assists the veterinary surgeon during surgical and medical treatments of animals.
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