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Lead Clinical Registered Veterinary Nurse

Alder Veterinary Practice
Guildford, United Kingdom
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Small Animal
Job Type
Head Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Title: Lead Clinical Registered Veterinary Nurse

Salary: Up to £32,000 (D.O.E.)

Location: Alders Veterinary Practice in Guildford

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week, over 5 days. 1 in 5 Saturdays (8:30am - 4:30pm) with time back in during the following week. Shifts include 8am-5pm, 9am-6pm, and 10:30am-7:30pm but open to discussion on shift patterns.

Would you like to join a nursing team that strive to utilise their skills to their maximum potential?

We have a rare opportunity to welcome a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly and supportive team as a Lead Clinical Nurse, could this be you?

Your roles and responsibilities

We are looking to expand our Nursing team here at Alders with a Lead Clinical Nurse.

After moving into our new premises in January 2022, we have continued to improve the care that we provide to our patients and clients. You will be joining an incredible team who I honestly couldn't be prouder of, and we are excited to look for an additional member! Take a look inside our lovely practice here - Alder Veterinary Practice on Vimeo

We would encourage anyone interested to come and have a little tour! We have a cat ward, dog ward, exotic ward and isolation room. We have an exotic Vet once a week to see our scaly and feathered friends, and we now have our silver ISFM award.

The Lead Clinical Nurse y ou will possess excellent communication skills to allow effective line management of the team along side our other Lead Nurse. A strong desire to develop nursing talent, through regular appraisals and identifying and organising appropriate learning opportunities as necessary.

We are looking for someone who has an interest in anaesthesia/theatre and Wards to help oversee these areas and always looking to improve our clinical standards, look for ongoing CPD for our team, set up protocols/SOPs and always keeping up to date on best practice and new opportunities.




  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme


About Us

Our Vision -'To be recognised as an exceptional and trusted provider of primary veterinary care to our patients and clients within the communities that we serve. Every patient, every client, every visit.

Alder and Vets is a progressive, forward-thinking, premium veterinary clinic. We believe in supporting and investing in our staff, investing in our facilities, and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion care. Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and we offer career progression within our group. We are looking for people who share our vision and our culture.

At our specialist clinic, we are proud of our advanced facilities which include. Separate dog, cat & exotic wards, 2 theatres, imaging suite, dental suite, large consult rooms including cat only, digital radiography, endoscopy, ultrasound, and in-house blood analysis and dedicated staff room.

Our team have a wide range of interests including feline medicine, internal medicine, pain management, teaching, surgery, behavioural cases, sustainability, laparoscopy, and ophthalmology with access to peripatetic orthopaedic vets and a visiting cardiologist.

Linnaeus is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, we are committed to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

If you would like to apply for the role or for an informal chat to discuss further, please get in touch with Paige Suckley at




Alder Veterinary Practice in Guildford, Surrey is a small animal veterinary clinic based in the north of Guildford providing the highest standard of veterinary care in a professional and friendly environment.

Alder Veterinary Practice in Guildford, Surrey was established in the early 1980s, and since then has established a reputation for excellent but fairly priced veterinary care.

As a fully accredited RCVS practice, we meet strict standards and ensure our team is up to date with the latest techniques. We continually look for ways to improve our service to both clients and patients alike.

We offer a full range of in-house surgery at our facility in Guildford, Surrey, without the need for referral to external specialist centres. This helps your pet recover quicker as it greatly reduces stress for them and for you too! On site we have advanced facilities; diagnostic imaging, digital radiography, endoscopy, ultrasound and state of the art in-house blood analysis.

Company info
01483 536036
Unit B
Queen Elizabeth Park
Railton Road
United Kingdom

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