Head Registered Veterinary Nurse - Maternity Cover

Head Registered Veterinary Nurse - Maternity Cover

  • Location

    Dorking, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Dependent on contract agreed

  • Contact:

    Nicola Baird

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -122019-13540

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • End date:

    2020-12-11 00:00:00

  • Expiry date:


We are working with a practice based in Dorking, Surrey, that is looking for a Head Registered Veterinary Nurse to join them on a fixed term maternity cover basis.

The Practice

This practice is located in a pretty town, just a few minutes’ walk to the high street and a 15-minute drive to the M25. Dorking boasts stunning countryside views and is a short distance from attractions such as Box Hill, Bury Hill Fisheries and Chart Park. The successful candidate will be joining a small but dedicated team that consists of 1 full-time Vet, 1 part-time Vet, 1 RVN, and 1 SVN. The practice is equipped with digital X-ray and has access to a wider range of services such as ECG, CT imaging, endoscopy, and dentistry. 

The Role:

This role is on a fixed-term contract, covering maternity leave, and will involve all aspects of nursing as well as the day-to-day running of the practice. This position provides you with the opportunity to develop nursing clinics and use your initiative to promote new ideas; more responsibilities will form part of this role with full support being provided by the nursing team. As a Head Veterinary Nurse, you will be responsible for a variety of nursing duties as well as sharing best practices with your team and helping to support and develop the student nurses in the practice. In return, our client is offering a competitive salary and benefits package, subject to experience, including:-

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience and contract agreed
  • Generous CPD allowance and in-house CPD available
  • Ongoing training is provided as relevant to your role
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Paid annual leave (20 days pro-rata to contract)
  • A friendly, supportive environment within a rewarding role

The Candidate:

You must be a Veterinary Nurse who is registered with the RCVS. Previous experience working in a small animal practice is essential.


Role: Head Registered Veterinary Nurse - Maternity Cover

Type: Small Animal

Start: ASAP

Hours: Full-time

Weekends: TBC

Out of hours: TBC

Sole charge: TBC

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits, depending on experience and contract agreed

Ref: JN -122019-13540

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

What happens next:

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