A Veterinary Nurse earns an average salary of £17,972 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

£14,167 - £23,806
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£18K
£24K
MEDIAN: £18,379
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50%
90%
£7.11 - £11.86
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MEDIAN: £9.09
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90%
£0£24K
Salary £14,167 - £23,806
Bonus £29.36 - £1,039
Profit Sharing £1,600
Commission £750
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£14,482 - £24,447
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 639
Hourly Data £0£17
Hourly Rate £7.11 - £11.86
Overtime £7.53 - £17.60
Annual Data £0£24K
Bonus £29.36 - £1,039
Commission £750
Profit Sharing £1,600
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£14,482 - £24,447
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 362

Job Description for Veterinary Nurse

A veterinary nurse works with veterinarians to ensure that clients' pets are properly cared for and have their health needs met.

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Veterinary Nurse Tasks

  • Interact with animals and clients to document health, symptoms and concerns.
  • Review inventory and place orders for stock.
  • Analyze samples and interpret results.
  • Clean and sanitize rooms, equipment and tools.
  • Prepare animals and perform procedures.

Veterinary Nurse Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Veterinary Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Veterinary Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤17,000 based on 265 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Veterinary Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤19,000 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤20,000 based on 117 salaries. A Veterinary Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤22,000 based on 41 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £18,714

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Veterinary Nurse Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Veterinary Nurse?

Veterinary Nurse in London:
"Veterinary Nurse."
Pros: Working with animals, depending on the practice - good comraderie, challenging/engaging work, often regarding emotionally and well respected, potential to further progress career given the right situations.
Cons: Being a very ‘female’ based job and nature of the work tend to make the salary low and general appreciation of nurses not up to scratch, can be very demanding and exhausting much like human nursing, high pressure often, high incident of mental health implications.

Key Stats for Veterinary Nurse

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Veterinary Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
₤19,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Veterinary Nurse Salaries

Veterinary Nurse
▲1%

Critical Care
▲1%

National Average
₤19,000

head nurse
▼4%

Anesthesia
▼8%

Veterinary Nursing
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 92%