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Oncology Nurse

Exciting Opportunity for a Rewarding Career with Professional Growth!

Are you a passionate veterinary nurse with a keen interest in Oncology? Due to expanding service, we're searching for a dedicated professional to join our dynamic team and play a pivotal role in elevating the standard of care for our patients. 

As a member of the Oncology nursing team you will interact with clients and patients, conduct follow up chemotherapy consultations and monitor patient treatment protocols. You will be given full training and support to follow chemotherapy protocols of common cancers, monitor treatment success and treatment side effects.

Your responsibilities will include assisting staging cases, participating in diagnostic imaging modalities, monitoring sedation and anaesthesia, administering chemotherapy (after full training and support) managing admissions and discharges, client liaison. You will also assist in giving thorough handovers to evening staff of any inpatients staying overnight; making sure they are happy with any protocol and after care required. 

Work with cutting-edge facilities

Situated just outside of High Wycombe (J4, M40), Buckinghamshire, Hamilton Specialist Referrals (HSR) is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital that provides the latest in cutting-edge, specialist treatments for cats and dogs, supported by an exceptional rehabilitation and physiotherapy facility. 

The hospital is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and can offer the most advanced treatment options available for Orthopaedic, Neurology, Soft Tissue, Oncology, and Internal Medicine cases. There is a 1.5T high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerised tomography (CT) suite on-site, and the hospital has invested in the latest direct digital radiography systems (also known as radiographs or X-rays) (DR). We routinely use computerised gait analysis to aid in the diagnosis of complex multi-limb lameness and employ the same technology to monitor recovery from surgery. This individual approach to post-operative rehabilitation optimises outcomes and shortens recovery times. Despite working within such a large team, we pride ourselves on maintaining a friendly and supportive culture with a focus on development, clinical excellence, and gold standard patient care.

Our dedicated team is gearing up to introduce a state-of-the-art HDU unit, a remarkable addition that significantly elevates the level of care and support we can offer to our valued patients. This exciting enhancement is a testament to our steadfast commitment to their well-being and recovery. With cutting-edge technology and a compassionate approach, we're setting new standards in patient care excellence. Our new facility will be staffed with a dedicated team, whose primary focus will be to cater for all our patient's specific needs.

A Collaborative Environment 

Be part of a supportive and collaborative team where your contributions are valued. Our clinic fosters an environment of continuous learning and professional growth, ensuring that you thrive both personally and as a vital member of our veterinary family. We have a dedicated team of over 100 people, including 11 specialists, 2 ECC vets, 2 residents, 26 RVNs and various support teams.

What You’ll Need

  • RVN Qualification 
  • Experience in referral nursing 
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a commitment to patient safety

Work-life Balance

This is a full-time position, 40 hours a week – 4 or 5 days per week and provide coverage for around two Bank Holidays annually. Earliest start is 07:00 and latest finish 20:30, typically rotating through earlies and lates on a weekly basis.

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • 4 or 5 day week
  • Your birthday as a paid day off

Our Employees’ Matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive salary of up to £34,000, you will benefit from:


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £550 CPD allowance
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If you're ready to make a meaningful impact in veterinary care and be an integral part of a compassionate team, we want to hear from you! Please make contact via careers@hamiltonspecialists.vet

Job Title
Oncology Nurse
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