Guidelines for Veterinary Nurses wishing to place an advert

There are many opportunities for qualified veterinary nurses in the UK. Qualified nurses are key members of the veterinary team, providing skilled care for sick animals and support for their owners. Overseas Vet Nurses may need a Visa or Work Permit in order to work in the UK. See

Veterinary nurses listed with the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) are particularly in demand. Veterinary nurses who have trained outside the UK may be eligible for RCVS listing but will need to apply for consideration of their qualification in comparison with the UK qualification before listing as a UK veterinary nurse can take place. For further details or an application pack, please contact the RCVS at

A veterinary nurse who is not qualified and/or RCVS listed may legally undertake only a limited range of basic animal care.

Please note that locums should have a minimum of 2 years experience.

For vet nurses we offer a free advertising service.

You are welcome to apply directly to any of the clinics advertising on the Kookaburra website. The vet nurse advertising service on our website runs like a noticeboard - we post all the ads for 2 months as soon as we receive them and they are listed in date order with the newest jobs at the bottom of the page. If the clinic lets us know that the position is filled, then we remove the advert.

You can also send us your own advert, and we will post it on our website for 2 months and renew on request. You can let us know if you get a job, and we will remove your advert. You can also ask us to change the wording at any time if your availability changes - please supply us with the whole advert again including changes.
This is a free service. We don't keep a register of Vet nurses, and we don't keep CVs on file.

In your advert you should include:


We will not publish adverts needing an excessive amount of corrections to spelling, grammar or punctuation.

Email your advert to us at

Kookaburra Veterinary Employment reserves the right to edit or omit any advertisement at our discretion. We take no responsibility for the accuracy of any advertisement shown and will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising under any circumstances.