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Linnaeus Oncology RVN in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Dick White Referrals (DWR) is one of the largest specialist multi-disciplinary veterinary referral centres in Europe, offering outstanding levels of clinical care in state-of-the-art facilities.

Our dedicated vets, nurses and nursing assistants, supported by the client care teams, are committed to providing the highest quality surgical and medical care for pets. Many of our clinicians are nationally or internationally recognised specialists in their field and bring unique experiences to care for pets.

We accept referrals in Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine Neurology and Neurosurgery, Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physiotherapy and Soft Tissue Surgery.

We have comprehensive and established clinical and non-clinical programmes for training, development and CPD.

Visit this page to read about our vision, mission and values.

Your role and responsibilities

The Oncology Service is growing rapidly, meaning we have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) to join our expanding Oncology Nursing team.

Duties will include all aspects of Oncology nursing i.e. admission of patients, preparation and administration of chemotherapy, scheduling of procedures, collaborating with the dispensary team for the provision of consumables and the maintenance of Oncology drug levels, thus ensuring they are maintained to an acceptable level at all times.

Previous Oncology experience, whilst preferred, is not essential, as full support and training will be provided. The successful candidate will be proactive, keen to learn, passionate about animal welfare and a committed team player.

As DWR is a multidisciplinary hospital, this position requires good knowledge of general nursing and the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with other departments/services.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week (8-hour shifts, Monday – Friday), and a 1:4 weekend rota within the wards with compensated time off and paid overtime.

As you would expect from the UK’s largest private veterinary referral hospital, we offer an inspiring and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an attractive benefits package.

Our Oncology Nurses are also provided with the opportunity to develop their skills in Anaesthesia, whilst assisting with Oncology related diagnostic procedures.

If you share our passion for delivering excellence, trust and care then we would love to hear from you.


  • Annual inflationary salary review

  • Hospital-wide bonus scheme

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave

  • RCVS & VDS fees paid

  • External CPD funded

  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programmes

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individuals, but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

We are part of Linnaeus that is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

We would love to hear from you, please contact Anna Smith at if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to: