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Veterinary Nurses

Veterinary nurses provide assistance to veterinarians in the treatment and care of sick or injured animals.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£15958

New workers start around £9226. Normal pay is £15958 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £26386.

Jobs

1143

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • 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.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Reading Comprehension

    67

  • Active Listening

    66

  • Active Learning

    59

  • Speaking

    56

  • Learning Strategies

    55

  • Critical Thinking

    54

  • Writing

    52

  • Monitoring

    52

  • Mathematics

    51

  • Science

    49

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