Head Veterinary Nurse - Dalston

  • Location Dalston, London (Greater)
  • Salary £27,573-£28,635 per annum, depending on experience plus £2000 London Weighting.
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing date 27th Nov 2020

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We are seeking a Head Veterinary Nurse to join and lead our amazing nursing team at Medivet Dalston in North East London.

You will be involved in all aspects of nursing; 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.

The successful candidate will be a Registered Veterinary Nurse as defined by RCVS with previous experience working in a small animal practice

You will be working 40 hours per week with the standard 1 in 4 weekend shifts as well as a fair share of bank holiday and on call. What we’ll offer you!

This role offers a salary of £27,573-£28,635 per annum, depending on experience plus £2000 London Weighting.

We offer £300 CPD allowance with 2-days leave and in-house CPD available, on-going training is provided as relevant to your role, RCVS and VDS fees paid, 25-days paid annual leave, exclusive company discounts and rewards.

You will be in a friendly, supportive environment within a rewarding role. Medivet is growing rapidly and it is an exciting time to join us - we encourage growth and development within your role and are truly committed to help our Medivet community achieve their goals.

Skills and experience:

-RCVS with previous experience working in a small animal practice
-English language skills with proven ability to communicate effectively
-Computer literate
-Proven empathy with patients and clients
-Demonstrate initiative in patient welfare
-Understand PCA and SVN duties
-Driving licence preferred
-Demonstrable ability to work in a team and lead a team
-Demonstrable ability to work under pressure
-Attention to detail


Medivet Dalston is a busy practice in Dalston Lane surrounded by cafe, bars restaurant and the lovely Dalston Gardens just a 2 minute walk away.

This branch performs a high volume of procedures is equipped with full in house lab, ethylene oxide sterilisation and digital x-ray. The branch is set up over three floors with separate cat ward and theatre. We support the Fear Free concept so that our patients grow to love us, not fear us.

You will be working with a great team made up of 1.5 Vets and 2 Student Nurses.

The branch is situated about 5 mins walk from both Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland station. There are also several nearby bus routes and use of a car park at the rear of the practice.

Apply today to become part of our family.

Why join us?

We’re a family of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work.

Search our opportunities and apply today to become part of our family.

Progress your career with Medivet

Development is at the heart of everything we do. We have a wealth of opportunities for veterinary professionals to pursue their interests, develop their clinical and business skills, and take their careers in whichever directions they choose.

How we work

Medivet is a family of passionate, supportive and thoughtful veterinary professionals. We work as one team to support each other, grow the business, and make sure every pet receives the very best care.

Meet some of our people

Learn more about life at Medivet from colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Megan Jones

Deputy Head Nurse

“I branched out to other companies, but returned to Medivet having not found the same family community elsewhere.”

Jerry Dunne

Branch Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

“I thought I was going to stay for two years and move on to the next job but I fell in love with the team and the spirit of everything.”

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