Veterinary Nurses earn an average salary of £ £19,524 or £9.56 per hour, with bonus, commission and profit-sharing up to £400, £270, and £1,900 respectively.
Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Nurses
The entry-level, years of experience and the average salary for Veterinary Nurses are as follow:
Entry-level Veterinary Nurses with less than one-year experience earns £18,024 (bonus, overtime pay, and tips are included).
Early-career Veterinary Nurses with 1-4 years of experience can expect to earn £18,662.
Mid-career Veterinary Nurses with 5-9 years of experience will pocket £21,067.
Experienced Veterinary Nurses with 10-19 years of experience will make £21,763.
Late career Veterinary Nurses with more than twenty years’ experience can look forward to a total average of £21,164 compensation.
Essential Skills for Veterinary Nurses
Anesthesia, Animal Care, Critical Care, and Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)are some of the most popular skills for Veterinary Nurses.
How Become a Veterinary Nurse?
From the moment you decide to study veterinary nursing, you will need to become a registered veterinary nurse (VRN). This is a two-year program, which is divided into three years of training.
The first two years of training consists of learning the body of knowledge about your role as a veterinary nurse.
After your training, you will become a registered vet nursing practitioner, which gives you access to all the veterinary services of your choice.
What Do Clinical Veterinary Nurses Do?
Veterinary nurses work directly under their veterinarian and keep him/her well informed about their patient’s condition. They also tell their veterinarian about patients undergoing any routine treatment such as vaccinations, or major surgery.
Most vet nursing education is in hospitals and requires a veterinary student to complete a period of continued education and skills development.
Veterinary nurses are mainly responsible for medical, surgical, and euthanasia cases in the home and on the farm; however, they are also capable of caring for small animals, including animals in the community.