We are a well-established, RCVS accredited, small animal primary care practice that covers the locations of London, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire. Alongside all our primary care services we also have four 24-hour continuous care hospitals made up of our highly certified specialists and general practice staff to ensure the highest form of veterinary care for the benefits of pets and clients alike.
Village Vet, Chiswick is a small animal primary care practice based in an area of London filled with green spaces and a sense of city-meets-village. The practice is in a prime location on the High Road which boasts countless cafes, restaurants and independent shops. The practice is very well-established in the area and are very fortunate to have lovely clients who are very dedicated us and their pets.
Your role and responsibilities
At Village Vet, Chiswick we are seeking a Registered Veterinary Nurse to complete our passionate and friendly clinical team.
Our nursing team consists of 2 RVNs and 2 Student Veterinary Nurses who are supported by a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) and a dedicated Client Care team.
We are a 3-Vet practice, and we have vets working towards post-graduate certificates in surgery and diagnostic imaging. This allows us to carry out a high level of diagnostic procedures, as well as perform complex soft tissue surgeries and orthopaedics on-site. This creates a rewarding and interesting clinical environment for our nursing team.
Our nurses are highly valued and have strong input into the nursing care of all patients. They are able to utilise their skills in managing in-patients, conducting nurse-led clinics, undertaking Schedule 3 procedures, monitoring anaesthesia, assisting with surgeries and carrying out all associated peri-operative care.
We consider the nurse team to be key to the continued success of the business, and therefore ensure the practice is well equipped in order to provide the best for our clients and their pets.
This role would suit an RVN wishing to join a talented, inclusive clinical team who support each other and genuinely enjoy working together.
To enable us to fully support our students, we are looking for an RVN with at least 1 years post qualification experience. A Clinical Coach qualification would be advantageous; however, encouragement and training would be given to those without previous coaching experience.
Developing and empowering our nurses is very important to us. As a Linnaeus Associate, you will have access to over 150hours of pre-recorded CPD covering a variety of topics including our AVA accredited anaesthesia and analgesia modular course.
Full time 42hrs/week (Shifts are 8am – 4pm, 9am – 5pm or 10am – 7pm on a shared rota)
1:3 Saturdays (with support of a PCA or Client Care Assistant)
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays on a pro-rata basis
- Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
- Enhanced equal family leave policy
- Enhanced sickness policy
- RCVS & VDS fees paid
- £500 CPD allowance
- 2 days to attend CPD courses
- Extensive learning and development programmes
- Progression opportunities
- Staff discount schemes
- Discounts with PetPlan
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Gym membership discount
- Cycle2Work scheme
- Eye care vouchers
- Flu vaccine voucher
- Recruitment reward scheme.
Part of an amazing global family
The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 veterinary health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.
Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.
Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.