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Senior Anaesthesia Nurse

Type: Full Time | Permanent
Salary: Up to £36,000pa, depending on experience and additional qualifications 

Exciting opportunity for a compassionate and skilled Registered Veterinary Senior Anaesthesia Nurse!

We are actively seeking a dedicated and experienced senior anaesthesia nurse to join our dynamic team and contribute significantly to elevating the standard of care for our patients. As a pivotal member of our clinic, you will play a central role in overseeing patient care, fostering a positive clinic culture, and upholding the highest standards of veterinary nursing. At HSR, we prioritise the well-being of our staff, fostering a friendly and close-knit team environment. We actively encourage and fully support additional qualifications and certifications, recognising the importance of our employees enjoying their work and building fulfilling careers. Our nurses are actively trained in advanced anaesthesia skills, including nerve blocks, arterial catheterisation, and developing anaesthesia plans for critical cases.

In this role, you will provide expert guidance in the treatment and care of our patients. Your responsibilities will include leading and supporting junior nursing staff, ensuring adherence to best practices and clinic protocols, and collaborating closely with veterinarians to develop and implement comprehensive treatment plans.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for veterinary anaesthesia nursing and a commitment to excellence in patient care. They will possess strong leadership skills, exceptional clinical knowledge, and the ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity, we encourage you to apply and join our dedicated team. 

We offer a competitive salary of up to £36,000pa, tailored to your experience and any additional qualifications you bring to the table. Your unique skills and background are valued, and we look forward to discussing a compensation package that recognises your contributions.

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 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 has recently introduced 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 is staffed with a dedicated team, whose primary focus is 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 held for 2+ years
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a referral hospital
  • Proven experience in Anaesthesia, showcasing a successful track record
  • 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 you will provide coverage for around 2 Bank Holidays annually. Earliest start is 07:00am and the latest finish time is 20:30pm, typically rotating between earlies and lates on a weekly basis. 

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 £36,000, you will benefit from:

Work Life Balance

  • 6.6 Weeks annual leave
  • 4-day work week
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • 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 encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets and Nurses can apply for research funding 
  • Infection prevention and control programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits - reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100's of retailers
  • Pension scheme
  • 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.

To apply, or if you have any queries, please get in touch via careers@hamiltonspecialists.vet.

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Senior Anaesthesia Nurse
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