The average salary for a Veterinary Nurse in United Kingdom is £19,417.
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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. The veterinary nurse must be friendly and comfortable with animals, able to work well with both clients and their pets; clients may be upset in emergency scenarios, so the veterinary nurse must be able to calmly and appropriately deal with distressed clients. Aside from interacting with clients to manage expectations and diffuse stressful situations, the veterinary n…Read more
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.
The top respondents for the job title Veterinary Nurse are from the companies Vets4Pets, C.V.S. and Companion Care. Reported salaries are highest at C.V.S. where the average pay is £21,130. Vets4Pets pays the lowest at around £19,738.
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Popular Skills for Veterinary Nurse
Medicine / Surgery
Skills in Anesthesia, Animal Care, Critical Care, Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Nurse
An entry-level Veterinary Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £17,957 based on 46 salaries. An early career Veterinary Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £18,553 based on 490 salaries. A mid-career Veterinary Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £20,855 based on 216 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £21,644 based on 220 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £21,271.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Veterinary Nurse in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 11.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Nottingham, England: Nottinghamshire (7.0% more) and Manchester, England: Manchester (6.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Bristol, England: Bristol (6.7% less), Norwich, England: Norfolk (2.7% less) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (2.6% less).
Years of Experience
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