Head Veterinary Nurse

Fulham, London (Greater)
Salary £29,573 to £34,615 per annum depending on experience (includes London weighting) 
09 Nov 2021
09 Dec 2021
Contract Type

We are seeking a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our wonderful team at Medivet Fulham in Central London. 

This is a clinical leadership position working closely with our Lead Vet and nursing team to deliver exceptional care! 

This role requires a clinical coach to support our two SVNs in practice. We also have a Patient Care Assistant and full-time Receptionist. 

Medivet is growing rapidly and it is an exciting time to join us! We encourage growth within your role and are truly committed to help our Medivet community achieve their goals.

We offer clear Head Nurse career pathways, tailored by you to suit your individual needs as well as collective support with tips and tricks across the whole of Medivet and online learning which you can manage at your own pace.

So whether you're an established HVN or taking the first step into a management role, you will have access to further training and support with all the tools to continue your professional development. 

Salary and hours:

  • Salary £29,573 to £34,615 per annum depending on experience (includes London weighting) 
  • Hours 40 per week with 1:6 weekends
  • Fair share of bank holiday cover with TOIL and minimal on-call duties 
  • £300 CPD allowance with 2-days CPD leave
  • RCVS, VDS and BVNA membership fees 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays 
  • Improved Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Additional benefits, including 100% attendance scheme and ‘Peternity’ leave

Key accountabilities:

In this role you will assist with 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, 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 is 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 ones and providing regular feedback on their performance.

From time to time you may need to assist your Area Manager with recruitment by meeting potential new team members during a practice visit, as well as taking action to create a positive environment that results in stable retention for your branch. 


Medivet Fulham is a busy 2-vet branch excellently equipped with ultrasound, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, cat-friendly status and in-house laboratory. 

The practice feeds into our Camberwell 24-Hour Hospital, where out of hour care is provided by our dedicated night team. We also have an ambulance service within the region to hospitalise your patients. 

Not familiar with the area? 

Fulham is an up-market area of London which neighbours Chelsea and Hammersmith. The practice is close to all the action of Fulham Broadway, situated about 10 mins walk from Fulham Broadway and Parsons Green tube stations. There are also several nearby bus routes.

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