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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Chess Veterinary Clinic
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Salary up to £27,000 depending on experience
Closing date
20 Dec 2021

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Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
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Job Details

The Practice

Chess Veterinary Clinic has been offering a high level of Veterinary Care in the Hertfordshire area for the last 75 years. A recent acquisition to the Linnaeus group and the wider Mars family, we believe in providing excellent customer service and treatment for the pets and clients in the surrounding areas. All our practices are individual but two important things bring us together; a commitment to excellence in everything we do and our passion to make A Better World for Pets. 

The Role

We are seeking a Registered Veterinary Nurse for a permanent, full time position that is available for an immediate start. Part time and flexible shift patterns will also be considered.

We are a two-branch, first opinion practice, as part of the Linnaeus group, with the role mainly based at our Rickmansworth site.  

Currently our team is made up of 3 FT Vets and 4 PT Vets, 2 FT RVN's, 2 PT RVN's and 2 SVN's, and a dedicated client care team of 7. We are a friendly, welcoming team that genuinely enjoy working and socialising together.

Our practices are well equipped, and our vets have interests in medicine, imaging and dermatology, which allows good opportunity to work up and treat a variety of cases, including some complex and ECC. 

Our nurses have the opportunity to run their own consultations and their input into our patient’s care is highly valued and respected.

Working within a supportive team allows the opportunity to share knowledge and help further develop your skills and although the ideal candidate would preferably be comfortable in all areas of nursing, they will receive a robust induction to help ensure they thrive in their new role.  

Clinical Coach qualification would be desirable, but not essential, as we would support the successful candidate in achieving this.


5 days per week (8am-4.30pm/9.30am-6pm/11.30am-8pm).

Weekends are Saturdays only (currently 1:4). No OOH.

No OOH, no on call.

Benefits include:

  • Pension contribution
  • VDS Cover
  • RCVS fees paid
  • Up to 2 additional memberships (at our discretion)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye test vouchers
  • £500 CPD budget per year + 2 CPD Days
  • Access to over 150 hours pre-recorded CPD delivered by our expert clinicians and nurses
  • An additional paid day off on/around your birthday.

Annual leave: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays


Our experienced and friendly team are here to provide a high standard of care for you and your pets. We are an independent and longstanding veterinary practice which has been established since 1946, and offer a range of expertise to look after your animals in sickness and in health. Our nurses and vets are here to advise you about preventative healthcare, diets and behaviour, as well as treatment when your pet is ill.

Accredited Practice under the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme.

The Rickmansworth clinic is our main purpose built surgery which is equipped not only for consultations but also for a range of diagnostics, surgery and hospitalisation. Emergencies are normally seen at Rickmansworth. Our Chorleywood clinic appointments are for consultations and nurse clinics only. The Rickmansworth and Chorleywood clinics are linked by our computer system, so you can attend either or both surgeries.
Animals are usually seen by appointment only to assist in the smooth running of the day. 




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