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Head Veterinary Nurse

St Johns Wood, London (Greater)
Starting salary £32,500 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
14 Jul 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:

We are seeking a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our beautiful St Johns Wood practice in Central London.

We have a great team made up of our Lead Vet, Gabby, Hannah our Graduate Vet, Patient Care Assistant, Rosie and Tee, and Helena our Client Care Assistant.

Our team are passionate about providing exceptional care and are lucky enough to have a wonderful client base who are keen to work up cases to the highest standard!

The clinic will also soon be home to a new state-of-the-art ultrasound machine!

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

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.

Key accountabilities:

In this role, you will assist with the financial and operational performance of your practice as well as the overall team performance and engagement.

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 as well as our wider teams to ensure the general smooth running of your practice, from Practice Standards to Health & Safety, and ensure things such as debt are managed and controlled, and any complaints are dealt with appropriately.

As a Head Nurse and Clinical Coach, you will develop and support your direct reports, holding one to one and providing regular feedback on their performance, as well as taking action to create a positive environment that results in stable retention for your branch.


Nestled on a lovely high street with a quaint village feel, the clinic is filled with lots of natural light providing a lovely space to work in.

The practice feeds into our Kensington 24-Hour Hospital where all out-of-hour care is managed by our dedicated night team; we also have an ambulance to support with hospitalising patients.

Not familiar with the area? Medivet St John’s Wood is situated in a leafy and affluent area with Regent Street Park and Primrose Hill just a short walk away.  Here, you’ll be based in the heart of London with access to all our capital has to offer.


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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