Veterinary Nurse Job in Nashville

Our mission at City Pets is to combine cutting-edge medicine and technology with a comforting environment and happy employees in order to provide a convenient, revolutionized experience to pets and their people.

We’re hiring a veterinary nurse!

​City Pets Animal Care, a multi-doctor, companion animal PRIVATE practice, seeks a full-time veterinarian to join our fantastic team of professionals in Downtown Nashville, TN.

What Makes City Pets Different?

  • Locally Owned – We’re on a mission to make a difference in our community and the lives we impact every day, in an industry controlled by large corporate practices where you’re just a number.
  • Zero Tolerance Policy  Every client signs our policy which prohibits any verbal or physical abuse to our nurses or other clients.
  • Professional Respect – Whether you’re highly experienced and licensed or limited in experience, you’ll be respectfully titled a Nurse with us instead of a technician or assistant.
  • Open Door Policy – We stive to work closely with pet parents to make the best decisions for their pets and that includes the ability to be with them 100% of the time.
  • Top Quality Equipment/Cutting-Edge Techniques  Digital dental x-ray unit, ultrasound, CryoProbe, and a full body DR digital x-ray machine coupled with cutting-edge techniques to help cure and help prevent illness from returning.
  • Alternative Medicine/Additional Care  We offer vaccine titers to avoid over-vaccinating, alternative medicine such as Acupuncture and Chiropractic, as well as hospice care, house calls and personalized health plans.
  • Start to Finish Nurse Engagement  Our nurses are with their patients from start to finish which reduces the potential for errors, creates a stronger bond with our pets and pet parents, and makes the entire experience more seamless.
  • Community Involvement – We proudly serve our community by working with Crossroads Campus Rescue and by donating our time to local animal rescues. We believe that a business can do well by doing good meaning that profit and charity go hand-in-hand.

Nurse Requirements

  • Must have prior pet handling experience (vet clinic, shelter, daycare, boarding, groomer, etc.).
  • Positive team-player that’s inquisitive and humble with a desire to learn.
  • The interpersonal skills to balance being an empathetic listener with clients while still effectively leading them through communications.
  • The problem-solving skills to ask the right questions in logical manner to successfully assist clients.
  • Experience giving vaccines, blood draws, and catheter placements a plus.

Basic Nursing Skills Training (Depending Upon Experience) include:

  • Knowledge of routine preventative care.
  • Ability to educate clients in the exam rooms on wellness care as well as give post-op discharge instructions, medication instructions, and discuss owners’ concerns.
  • Safe animal restraint.
  • Radiographic positioning knowledge.
  • Ability to give injections IV, SQ and IM.
  • Ability to draw blood from multiple locations on cats and dogs.
  • Ability to place IV catheters.
  • Knowledge and confidence in surgical prep., procedure and post-op care, anesthesia monitoring, induction, and recovery.


  • Well paid!  We believe in providing a livable wage plus increases as your skillset grows.
  • Great Benefits – The flexibility to choose the right health plan for you (QSHERA), dental, vision, matching 401K, PTO, flexible schedule, discounts on personal pets, embroidered scrubs, and more…
  • Hostility-Free Work Environment  We enforce our Zero Tolerance Policy, so you won’t be subjected to abuse as, “that’s just part of the job.”
  • Supportive Culture – We help each other grow and learn and we won’t “chew you out” or “write you up” if you make a mistake. Instead, we’ll use it as a learning opportunity to help you.
  • Intentional Training  We have a proven rotation that everyone completes to make it easier to be confident and competent as a Nurse with us.
  • Career Growth – We’ll help you grow your career with us with personalized professional development assistance plan that aligns with your interests.
  • Work-Life Balance  No weekends, enjoy 3 days off weekly with our 4-10s plus we have a stringent appointment policy to protect your 1-hour lunch break and leaving between 5:30 and 6pm.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 – $30.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

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