Second Year Student Veterinary Nurse

We are a fiercely independent, six-centre, mixed practice in the western Lake District. Due to continued growth, we have an opportunity for a second-year student veterinary nurse to join our friendly 20-nurse, 27-vet team.

Millcroft Vets is a member of XLVets, a community of independently owned veterinary practices.

  • We have been a Veterinary Nurse Training Practice for over 20 years, and have a high retention rate of SVNs once qualified.
  • We have a busy and varied caseload of small animal medicine and surgery to cover all aspects of the CSL.
  • Practice facilities include; DR X-ray, video endoscopy, ultrasound, dental X-rays and therapeutic laser.

We offer

  • Full-time position - 38-hour week over 4 days, plus weekends.
  • Weeknight on-call once experienced
  • Salary to be agreed
  • Full driving license essential.


  • 5.6 pro-rata weeks of paid holiday per year, including public holidays, with an additional allowance for long service.
  • Optional holiday purchase scheme of up to 1 week pro-rata.

Other benefits

  • Relocation support
  • We take mental health seriously and subscribe to an employee assistance programme which provides 24/7 support as well as counselling sessions
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Company pension
  • Discounted veterinary fees and free membership to our Lifetime Care Cub for one pet
  • Team social events
  • Flu vaccine
  • Eye tests

Still need to be convinced?

  • We are proud, active members of XLVets, and recent winners of the XLVet's "Inspirational Teams" award.
  • We’re situated in the heart of the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site which presents a wealth of opportunities for walkers, horse-riders, kayakers, runners, mountaineers, climbers, paragliders, wild-swimmers and even skiers

Visit our Facebook to see the team in action @MillcroftVets

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

To apply, or for an informal discussion please email: [email protected] or telephone: 01900 826666