Head Veterinary Nurse- Southgate

  • Location Southgate, London (Greater)
  • Salary Very competitive salary depending on experience
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • FR01511/378/NF
  • Closing date 30th Apr 2021

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We are seeking a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our busy Southgate practice. This role would be suitable for a Registered Veterinary Nurse however a 3rd year student due to qualify may be considered. Previous experience working in a small animal practice is required. The role will involve all aspects of nursing as well as 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 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. All of our head nurses are provided with dedicated support from our head-office; here the stress of managing your rota, dealing with recruitment, H&S, practice standards, marketing (and much more!) is taken care of, and while there are still admin duties involved in your role, this support will allow you to spend more time managing your team and doing what you love, nursing!

You will be working 40 hours per week with the standard 1 in 6 weekend shifts as well as a fair share of bank holiday and on-call.

Salary and Benefits

Very competitive salary depending on experience

£300 CPD allowance, 2-days 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

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.

Key accountabilities:

Work closely with the lead vet to manage the day to day running of the practice

Debt management

Clinical coach responsibilities for Student Nurses

Training of Patient Care Assistants and Student Nurses

General nursing responsibilities

Ensuring practice standards and health & safety policies are being kept up to date in branch


Full time position at Medivet Southgate however weekends, bank holidays and on-call at Enfield 24 hour Hospital. We do ask for nearby branches to support and work together, so partial shifts elsewhere may be asked of to help other teams.

The successful Head Nurse candidate will join a friendly team at Medivet Southgate that comprises of a Lead Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Surgeon, a Student Nurse and experienced Patient Care Assistant.

The practice is situated at the end of a bustling high street with many local amenities. Conveniently located close to London rail links and also has ample street parking.

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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