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Position at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists...

Veterinary Surgery Ward Nurse

At Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, we're passionate about what we do and looking for like-minded individuals to join our surgery team in Buzzards Bay, MA.

As a member of our team, you'll have the chance to utilize your skills while continuing to learn and grow your expertise.

About This Role

The surgery ward nurse is a critical part of the surgery team who cares for patients post-operatively and supports the surgeons and surgical nurses.

This is an early career position where the right person will be trained and utilized to function as a vital team member while learning and honing the skills necessary to progress in various areas of veterinary medicine.

Responsibilities and Functions
• Obtain vital signs, provide food, and monitor patients for pain / comfort following surgical procedures.
• Check IV catheters for patency and bandages for fit and cleanliness.
• Administer oral and intravenous medications according to doctors' orders.
• Communicate directly with the surgical nurses and surgeons regarding patients.
• Maintain ward cleanliness, including laundry and washing dishes.
• Assist the surgical nurses and assistants by restraining pets for radiographs when necessary.

Schedule and Benefits Include (but are not limited to)
• The tentative schedule is : Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 3p-11p and Saturday 7a-3p.
• Schedules include some weekends and a holiday shift rotation.
• The initial training schedule may differ.
• Generous compensation based on industry standards
• Paid PTO and holidays
• Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options
• FSA or HSA options
• Long- and short-term disability options
• 401K
• Incentivized Veterinary Nurse Training Program
• Uniform allowance
• Trupanion Pet Insurance with company paid premiums for two team member's pets
• Full-time Veterinary Social Worker on site for employees and clients
• Company Sponsored EAP

Required Qualifications
• Previous experience as a veterinary assistant or technician, with the knowledge of and the ability to administer oral and intravenous medications confidently
• Ability to solve mathematical equations for medication dosages
• Excellent communication and time management skills
• Ability to apply critical thinking to problem-solving
• Ability to handle multiple tasks
• Lifting and restraint of pets at least 50 pounds and the ability to work on feet most of the day


Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists (CCVS) is a growing specialty and emergency-critical care hospital in Buzzards Bay and Dennis, MA.

With more than 20 specialists across nine specialties, our highly skilled and compassionate team works to ensure pets receive quality, gold-standard medical care.

As the only emergency and specialty referral hospital serving Cape Cod and the Islands, CCVS continues to grow to keep up with the needs of our community.

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced veterinary professionals who welcome the challenge of meeting the highest standards for quality and performance while possessing a friendly and positive team-player approach.

Imagine being part of a team that not only values your growth as a professional but also supports it. At CCVS, investing in our employees' development is vital to achieving optimal patient care.

So why not join us and become part of the Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists team? We're proud to be a United Veterinary Care Partner hospital, supporting sustainable, fulfilling careers for our team members while providing the best possible care to our community.

Additional Information

It is required that all applicants who are being considered for employment pass a drug test before beginning work as part of the commitment to maintaining a safe and drug-free environment.

Last updated : 2024-05-18
Bourne MA USA


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