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Veterinary Nurses

Veterinary nurses provide assistance to veterinarians in the treatment and care of sick or injured animals.

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About this Career

£19,487

Average salary

New workers start around £10,357.79. Normal pay is £19,487 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £31,312.79.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Advises clients on preventative medicine to maintain appropriate animal health and welfare.
  • Maintains the biosecurity of the veterinary premises.
  • Cares for animals in hospital accommodation and keeps accurate records.
  • Collects and analyses blood, urine and other samples.
  • Handles animals during treatment.
  • Dispenses and administers medication and applies dressings to animals under direction from the veterinarian.
  • Prepares operating theatre, sterilises equipment and assists in theatre as required.
  • Assists the veterinary surgeon during surgical and medical treatments of animals.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Reading Comprehension
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Active Listening
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Active Learning
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Speaking
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Learning Strategies
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Critical Thinking
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Writing
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Monitoring
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Mathematics
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Science
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Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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