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Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse - Clinical

Whittlesford, Cambridge
Salary £26,500 - £30,000 depending on experience
Closing date
7 Jun 2022

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Small Animal, Hospital, Veterinary
Job Type
Head Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Village Vet are a well-established, RCVS accredited, group of small animal Primary Care Practices with locations in London, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire. Alongside our primary care sites, we also have three Hospitals providing 24-hour continuous care to pets and their owners and providing support to the surrounding practices. 

Whittlesford practice is located in a beautiful village, south of Cambridge close to Whittlesford Parkway with direct links to London. Whittlesford practice is a purpose-built site which is well-equipped with full digital diagnostic facilities, laboratory, operating theatre, separate dog and cat wards and ample parking on site.


Your role and responsibilities

The role of a Lead Nurse working with the Clinical Nurse Manager, is considered key to the business's ability to provide a high level of clinical standards. Ensuring that patients are managed as effectively as possible from a nursing perspective to support the growth of the practice.

Working enthusiastically with the Clinical Nurse Manager you will demonstrate an excellent work protocol in all nursing duties while taking overall responsibility for a specific area of the practice.

The Clinical Lead Nurse would organise and oversee patient flow on a day to day basis to ensure the most effective and efficient approach to the workload. Identifying and improving the efficiency of the patient pathway from admission through to discharge while ensuring that practice policies and group policies are adhered to support the provision of outstanding patient and client care

NB  Approximately 95% of the role will be clinical duties (including a full share of the on-call rota) to allow 5% for administration that may come with that role

We seek a proactive candidate/s, with at least 1- 2 years post-registration experience looking to step into a leadership role. Previous experience working with and providing guidance for Patient Care Assistants and/or Student Veterinary Nurses, and a Clinical Coach qualification or a passion for mentoring would also be desirable. As would a drive for excellence and an ability to signpost associates to relevant continuing professional development.


  • 42hrs/week Mon - Fri
  • Weekends 1:6 (With toil allocated)
  • 1x bank holiday per year.



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Recruitment referral 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.


Don’t just take our word for it

“Having not only great support but freedom to express and implement my nursing acumen is what makes Village Vet Whittlesford a great place to work”. 

Karen Jones, Clinical Nurse Manager, Village Vet, Whittlesford


Linnaeus is a forward-thinking partnership of highly-respected primary care and referral veterinary practices across the UK and Ireland, comprising some of the best clinicians in the profession. Two important things bring us together; a commitment to excellence in everything we do and our passion to achieve our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

At Linnaeus we carefully select the practices we partner with to ensure the highest levels of patient care across our group. Together we provide a growing community of like-minded veterinary professionals who are passionate about what they do. We work with different types of practices, in every field of veterinary medicine, including small animal, farm and equine.

Find Us
0121 712 7050
Friars Gate
1011 Stratford Road
West Midlands
B90 4BN
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