Permanent Deputy Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

Permanent Deputy Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Location

    Richmond-upon-Thames, South West London

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Up to £31,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -102020-17179

  • Published:

    4 months ago

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  • Client:


We are working with a client with a small animal hospital based in Richmond, South West London, that is looking to recruit a full-time Deputy Head Registered Veterinary Nurse on a permanent basis. This is a fantastic opportunity to take the next step in your career and join a supportive and growing practice.

The Practice:

This 24 hour hospital provides a range of services including MRI, key hole surgery, orthopaedics, acupuncture, specialist ultrasound and laser surgery.

The team consists of a large nursing team (8 nurses), as well as experienced certificate holders and Veterinary Surgeons. There is a high case load, so everyone is able to be hands-on. This hospital has been awarded a Gold standard of patient care and strives to maintain this quality, as well as provide exceptional client care.

The Role and Candidate: 

As a Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse you will be responsible for a variety of nursing duties as well as sharing best practice with your team and helping to support and develop the student nurses in your practice. You will be able to focus on patients, as there is a theatre and hospital ward. 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.

Previous small animal experience is required. Ideally, you would have management experience but they are happy to support the right candidate with management training.

This is a full time permanent position, covering 40 hours a week over 5 days. This shift pattern includes 1:4 full weekends. There is no reception work involved in this role, as there is a strong team of receptionists at the hospital. On-call is also minimal for this role, as they have a specialist night team in place.

The Package:

Our client is offering the following, subject to experience:

  • Competitive salary of up to £31,000
  • Generous CPD allowance, CPD leave 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

Ref: JN -102020-17179

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