The Veterinary Nurse is responsible for providing nursing care to sick and injured animals. This includes taking vital signs, administering medications and treatments, assisting in surgery, and providing customer service. The Veterinary Nurse must be able to work well under pressure and have excellent communication skills.

Veterinary Nurse Job Responsibilities

  • Providing nursing care for sick and injured animals
  • Monitoring the health of animals in the clinic
  • Assisting the veterinarian during examinations and procedures
  • Dispensing medications and treatments prescribed by the veterinarian
  • Performing laboratory tests
  • Anesthetizing animals prior to surgery
  • Maintaining animal records
  • Cleaning and sterilizing equipment


  • To provide high quality nursing care to sick and injured animals
  • To work as part of a team to provide the best possible outcome for patients
  • To maintain accurate medical records
  • To educate clients on animal health and husbandry
  • To promote preventative health care through vaccination programmes and other means
  • To perform minor surgical procedures under veterinary supervision

Veterinary Nurse Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • The skills and qualifications needed for the role of Veterinary Nurse include excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as experience in animal care. They must be able to work effectively as part of a team and have the ability to follow instructions and procedures. They should also have good organizational skills and be able to keep accurate records.