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Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

Sutton, London (Greater)
£32,500 - £34,000 per year
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

Job Details

Medivet Sutton 24-Hour is a busy well-established hospital. Located in the beautiful North Downs and The Surrey Hills area, our practice has a long history of providing exceptional patient/client care to our local community. We’re currently seeking a Head Registered Veterinary Nurse to join us in our journey! 

We have a fantastic nursing / support team with qualified nurses and student nurses as well as a dedicated receptionist.

We’re proud to be feline friendly, awarded with a Gold Standard Cat-Friendly Clinic Award from the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM).To support this, our practice has separate cat and dog waiting rooms, wards, consult rooms and isolation areas.

We have a dental suite equipped with dental x-ray, full in-house lab with Idexx analysers. endoscopic and laparoscopic equipment. We also offer rhinoscopy. Digital x-ray and ultrasound.

The team is led by our Branch Partners, Michael and Paolo. Michael has a certificate in Small Animal Surgery with knowledge and expertise in all aspects of surgery including soft tissue and orthopaedics, radiography, analgesia and rehabilitation following musculoskeletal disorders. Paolo has nine years’ experience with interests in medicine, ultrasonography, endoscopy and currently working towards his certificate in Internal Medicine.

We are in close proximity to London with direct train connections to London Victoria and London Bridge with 25-30minutes journey time, so you are close enough to London to enjoy all of what the capital has to offer. Sutton 24 Hour is situated in a fantastic neighbourhood.

Please contact for more information.

Key Benefits:

  • Health cash plan from day one (covering dental, physio and optical services) with 24/7 Private GP Service.
  • Life Assurance 3 x salary.
  • Access to 24-hour counselling by phone or in person should you feel you need support.
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 6 weeks with length of service.
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish.
  • Clinical CPD: £750 per year plus 2 days’ paid leave
  • Internal CPD and access to Clinical Communities
  • Funded certificate opportunities.
  • VDS and RCVS fees paid.
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan.
  • Cycle to Work scheme,
  • Discounts on Medivet products and services.

Role Accountabilities:

Exceptional care is at the heart of everything we do at Medivet. That’s the care for our patients, our clients and for each other – we really want to make a positive difference through every interaction we have.
In this role you will:

  • Provide clinical leadership to the nursing team.
  • Consistently deliver exceptional care to your clients.
  • Support with surgeries and procedures, completing all pre and post procedure activity.
  • Lead, manage and promote nurse led appointments and Schedule 3 surgeries.
  • Deliver patient monitoring and care.
  • Manage admissions and discharges as directed by the Veterinary team.
  • Dispense and check medication.
  • Deliver professional excellence, implementing and complying with all regulatory, practice and operational standards.
  • Inspire your team, sharing new or evolving practice standards and changes to processes.
  • Engage, coach and develop your team.
  • Pro-actively support and share clinical best practice across practices and the wider Medivet community.

Your Skills and Experience:

  • RCVS registered Veterinary Nurse.
  • Experience of delivering exceptional patient and client care.
  • Able to confidently lead a clinical team.
  • Experience of implementing a progressive clinical culture through nurse clinics and nurse consultations.
  • Experienced in using coaching and influencing skills to get the best out of every colleague.

About Us:

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK including a number of 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence overseas with practices in France, Germany and Spain.

We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that’s always there. That’s more than a strapline for us, we truly believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference. This is as true for our colleagues as it is for our patients and clients. Being part of Medivet means being part of a forward-thinking and caring environment with the very best equipment and treatment options available, and the very best treatment for you as a valued member of the team.

This is the home of talented people like you who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals goes way beyond their job. Join us and be part of our exciting plans for the future.


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