Permanent Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Permanent Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

  • Location

    Richmond upon Thames, South West London

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Up to £33,500 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Tracy Atkinson

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  • Job ref:

    JN -032020-14812

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • End date:

    2020-04-17 00:00:00

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We are working with a client with a practice based in South West London that is looking to recruit a full-time small animal Registered Veterinary Nurse on a permanent basis. You will be joining our client as their Deputy Head Nurse where you will be assisting the Head Nurse in the day-to-day running of the practice.

The Practice:

Our client is a rapidly growing, small animal veterinary practice based in South West London. They are a dedicated practice that are committed to not only investing in state of the art equipment to give patients access to the best possible facilities, but they are also dedicated to being able to offer the best possible care for all pets through their dedicated and experienced vets and nurses. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team of 7 vets, 6 RVN’s, 5 student nurses backed by a large support team.

The Role and Candidate: 

Our client is looking for an experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse to join their team as Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse at their fantastic hospital based in Richmond.

The role will involve all aspects of nursing as well as assisting the Head Veterinary Nurse with 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 Deputy 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 your practice.

This is a full-time permanent position, covering 40 hours a week over 5 days. This shift pattern includes 1:4 full weekends.

You will be an RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse and it is essential that you will have previous experience of working in a small animal practice.

The Remuneration Package:

  • A competitive salary of up to £33,500
  • Generous CPD allowance and in-house CPD available
  • Ongoing training is provided as relevant to your role
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • 5 weeks paid annual leave
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • A friendly, supportive environment within a rewarding role


Role: Permanent Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time

Weekends: 1 in 4

OOH: None

Salary: A competitive salary of up to circa £33,500 p/a (DOE)

Ref: JN -032020-14812

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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