The Veterinary Nursing Role

The Veterinary Nursing Role

The role of the veterinary nurse (VN) at the hospital encompasses everything from blood sampling, medicating, diagnostic preparation, feeding, bathing, grooming and general TLC. Our hospital is divided into specialist areas with nurses specialising in the area of the condition which your pet may have. These areas are medicine, surgery, neurology, oncology and intensive care, with dedicated nurses taking care of your pet around the clock. 

Extensive experience caring for pets

All nurses looking after your pet are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, with many of them having advanced veterinary nursing qualifications and skills. Our 70+ nursing team has many years' experience caring for all types of pets with a range of conditions.


It is a requirement of veterinary nursing registration that VNs continue to develop their knowledge with regard to the most up-to-date and safe way of treating patients. 


Most of our nurses have pets themselves so understand the pets and the owner’s needs. 

VNs are passionate about the animals they care for

The VN role covers all aspects of patient care

Tracy Mills with Harry, a 12-year-old Maine Coon

    Open quoteEven with regular insulin injections to control his diabetes, Harry's condition was showing little sign of improvement. We didn't think too long about the operation and as far as we can tell, it has been a complete success. close quote

For pet owners:

General enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)1707 666399 (select option 4)

Out-of-Hours Emergency

Tel: 01707 669900