We’re recruiting!

We are currently looking for a student nurse to join our brilliant 21-strong award-winning team at 387 Veterinary Centre & The West Midlands Cat Clinic. Could this be you? With our diverse range of hi spec equipment, our highly qualified clinicians and our progressive approach to practice, you’ll gain heaps of experience, and we’ll support you every step of the way through your training to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. College enrolment is in 2023, but we’d ideally like the right candidate to begin as soon as possible to get settled before your Level 3 Nursing Diploma starts.

Applicants should be passionate about pets, great with people, a real team player and willing to learn new skills. Ideally you’ll have an animal qualification or some experience of handling or working with pets in practice too.

Interested? We hope so! See below for more information and for details on how to apply.

Don’t miss the deadline for applications, which is Friday 11th November!

Student Veterinary Nurse Vacancy

Job Description

Would you like the opportunity to train as a veterinary nurse in a multi-award winning practice and one of the last remaining independent practices in the area? If you join our 21-strong team, you’ll be part of a forward-thinking, RCVS-accredited, Gold ISFM Cat Friendly centre which is passionate about high standards, great customer service and supporting each other. We’re also the only vets within a 30 mile radius to have our own same-site, purpose built cat-only clinic, which clients and cats love!

We are looking for the right candidate to join us as soon as possible, to become familiar with practice life before commencing RVN training in 2023. Your role will include developing animal care and nursing competencies across a wide skills portfolio as well as reception work and building a strong bond with clients and pets.

You must be dedicated, hard-working, keen to learn, happy to work as part of a team and adaptable – and, of course, love animals as much as we do!

An animal-related qualification or previous in-practice experience is preferable. Full training will be given as you progress. 


On initial commencement of role, between 34 to 40 hours per week between Monday and Saturday. 

From RVN course commencement, 3 full workings days in practice, every Saturday from 8.30am – 2pm and a day release for college attendance and paid home study time.


Salaried position and all RVN training funded

No out of hours

5 weeks’ holiday plus bank holidays

Strong focus on employee wellbeing – former SPVS wellbeing award winners and a Platinum Investors in People business

Birthday leave

Discounted vet fees

Company sick pay

Paid bereavement leave

Free uniform

Social events

BHSF benefits package – includes subsidised health care and virtual 24 GP access.

About us:

387 Veterinary Centre is an independent, small animal, single site veterinary practice located in South Staffordshire. In May 2021, excitingly, we extended our facilities and opened The West Midlands Cat Clinic – an interconnecting cat-only, cat-centric vet facility to reduce feline stress on visits to the vets. Both are run by our brilliant 387 team.

Everything we do is gauged at delivering high quality professional care for companion animals coupled with a personal service for their owners. This is one of the reasons we’re a former Petplan Practice of the Year winner, with three of our team members also winning their own respective role categories. We remain the only practice to win three of the five main awards on the same night in the history of the event!

387 Veterinary Centre and The West Midlands Cat Clinic are owned and run by Advanced Practitioner and Clinical Director Hamish Duncan. The team includes seven qualified RVNs and seven veterinary surgeons, four with additional postgraduate qualifications. We actively support CPD and niche interests and invest in cutting-edge equipment to enable us to perform to the best of our ability and give best diagnostic and surgical service to our patients. 

As well as developing individual clinical skills, we are also invested in team wellbeing. We were the first vet practice in the UK to hold Platinum Investors in People Accreditation and were delighted to be re-awarded platinum status in 2019, current until December 2023. In addition, 387 Vets were winners of an inaugural SPVS/ RCVS Mind Matters Wellbeing Award, being highly commended again in 2019. 

Learn more about our practice and our amazing team at www.387vets.com and www.wmcatclinic.co.uk

How to apply:

Please send a CV and covering letter to our Practice Manager Rachel Duncan at rachelduncan@387vets.com.

Application closing date:

Friday 11th November

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Published: 26, Oct, 2022