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Head Veterinary Nurse

Islington, London (Greater)
Starting salary £32,500 per annum
Closing date
15 Jun 2022

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

The role:

Due to an internal move, we are recruiting for a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our well-established Islington Liverpool Rd practice in North London.

Islington have a great team and this role is well supported by our Office Manager and Regional team. Our ideal candidate will have two years of post-qualification experience, although previous work as an HVN is not essential.

We are seeking someone with leadership qualities, approachability, and a passion for getting the best out of people! 

We fully support our nurses in completing certificates to further their knowledge, and offer supportive, engaging career pathways. Our dedicated learning platform provides collective support with tips and tricks across the whole of Medivet and online learning which you can manage at your own pace.

No matter where you are within your career you will have access to further training and support with all the tools to continue your professional development.

Salary and hours:

  • - Starting salary £32,500 per annum
  • - Hours 40 per week with 1:3 half or 1:6 full weekends
  • - £750 CPD allowance with 2-days CPD leave and in-house CPD available
  • - RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • - 5 weeks paid annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • - Fair share of bank holiday cover at Kensington 24-Hour with time back in lieu
  • - Minimal on-call duties to support our dedicated night team, if required
  • - Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • - Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • - Improved Maternity and Paternity Leave - 100% attendance scheme and ‘peternity’ leave

Key accountabilities:

As a Head Nurse and Clinical Coach, you will develop and support your direct reports as well as taking action to create a positive environment that results in stable retention for your branch.

You'll take pride in the delivery of exceptional clinical quality and care, encouraging a progressive clinical culture. And, working with your regional team to ensure Medivet policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to by all of your team.

You'll work closely with the Lead Vet, Office Manager as well as our wider teams to ensure the general smooth running of your practice, from Practice Standards to Health & Safety.  


We welcomed Medivet Islington Liverpool Rd to the Medivet family in 2018!

We are a busy, well-established branch with a bright, spacious interior. The team is made up of 3-Vets with HVN (that's you!) 2 RVNs, SVN, 3 PCAs, an Office Manager, and a Reception team. We are active in the local community and have fantastic clients, majority insured, who want the best for their pets!

The practice is well-equipped with digital and dental x-ray, ultrasound, tonometer, bronchoscope and endoscope, blood pressure machine, ECG, full lab including microscope, haematology and biochemistry analyser, bone kit as well as a full ex-lap kit including suction and diathermy.

Islington Liverpool Rd feeds into our Kensington 24-Hour Hospital for all out-of-hours care, managed by our dedicated night team and where patients can be hospitalised - we also have an ambulance service to transport patients.

Not familiar with the area? The surgery is located in an affluent vibrant area with gastropubs, bars, coffee shops, and restaurants as well as good transport links. Near to Essex Road and Highbury & Islington Overground and Tube Station


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.

In everything we do, we work together and look out for each other. We’re all working towards the same goal: exceptional care.

Our people support each other within practices and across regions, and our clinicians work closely with our Support Centre colleagues – forming one team made of many teams. We work hard together but socialise, too. We’re proud that our community fosters strong bonds and friendships.

All our people are warmly encouraged to get involved in shaping the business, to consider becoming partners, or move into management roles. Every day, there’s a chance to have an impact on this business in its exciting growth phase.

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

Find Us
01923 470000
Unit 4 Mowat Industrial Estate
Sandown Road
WD24 7UY
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