Mars UK • Waltham, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Veterinary Nurse Procedure Technician

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Seeking Pet Lovers and Veterinary Enthusiasts! Join Our Mission to Create A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™.

Are you a compassionate and dedicated individual with a love for animals? Do you have a passion for veterinary care and a desire to make a difference in the lives of pets? If so, we have an amazing opportunity for you!

Join our team at Mars Waltham Pet Science Institute, a global research and development site for Mars Petcare, and play a pivotal role in delivering exceptional veterinary care to our beloved pet population. As part of this unique hybrid role, you will also work towards obtaining your Personal License Holder qualification, enabling you to perform regulated procedures under the Animal Scientific Procedure Act.

About Mars Waltham Pet Science Institute: Located just 5 miles from Melton Mowbray, our institute offers a vibrant and supportive environment for pet-focused research. We delve into multiple disciplines, including nutrient requirements for pets, the dog and cat microbiome, biomarkers of health and disease, and feeding behavior.

What are we looking for:

  • Either registered, or eligible to be registered, with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

  • Possession of a Bachelor (BSc) or Foundation (FdSc) degree or Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

  • Confidence in providing triage, medical, and surgical emergency nursing, inpatient care (including pediatrics and seniors), and anesthetic monitoring.

  • An unwavering commitment to teamwork and the ability to excel independently.

  • A passion for learning and a willingness to develop new skills, such as phlebotomy, in line with our culture of care approach.

  • Experience in teaching other peers/student nurses is highly desirable.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver exceptional medical and surgical veterinary nursing care to our diverse population of 200 cats and 200 dogs, working closely with our experienced Vets and Nurses.

  • Provide expert triage, medical, and surgical emergency nursing, and support inpatient care for pets of all ages and conditions.

  • Demonstrate your dedication by responding to queries, weekends, and evenings, with on-call responsibilities (approximately 1 weekend in 4 and 1 night per week).

  • Skillfully perform trial-related procedures on our cherished canine and feline residents, ensuring high-quality and timely execution under the guidance of our Named Trainer and Competency Officer at Waltham. The core procedure primarily involves phlebotomy.

  • Collaborate with our esteemed research team to ensure compliance with relevant legislative requirements, and work alongside pet trainers to maintain a healthy and fit-for-purpose animal population to support Waltham's research program.

What Can You Expect from Mars?

  • Become part of a global community of over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by our core Five Principles.

  • Embrace a purpose-driven company, dedicated to building a better world for pets, starting today!

  • Access best-in-class learning and development support, including our renowned in-house Mars University.

  • Enjoy an industry-competitive salary and benefits package, including a company bonus.

Join us in making a lasting impact on the lives of pets around the world. Apply now and be a crucial part of our mission to create A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™.


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

1st – Large companies

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Flexa100 2024
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Industry awards 2023
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