Head Veterinary Nurse Dorchester 24h

Watford, Hertfordshire
Competitive salary, dependent on experience
09 Jun 2022
09 Jul 2022
Contract Type

We’re a community of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care. We’re set on building something extraordinary: creating the most forward-thinking and innovative place in the veterinary industry.

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.

Our mission to deliver progressive, around the clock care means our employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres.

We provide ongoing support to our teams, both in practice and through our dedicated training centre. This empowers you to get the very best from our advanced equipment while being on your journey to veterinary excellence.

The role:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Head Nurse to join the team at Medivet Dorchester 24 (Southfield Veterinary Centre). We are seeking a motivated RVN with an enthusiastic nature looking to develop their management skills and progress within their career.

What will you bring to the team?

We are looking for an experienced RVN who shares our passion for delivering outstanding service and care for our clients and patients. The successful candidate will either have previous Head Nurse experience and be confident leading a team or an experienced RVN who is now ready to take the next step into a Head Nurse position. The ideal candidate will have clinical coaching experience or are keen to support and develop our student nurses and not be afraid to get stuck in with the duties and lead by example. You will be fully supported within your move and we will offer full management training with our dedicated in-house internal training team.



You will be entitled to an annual budget of £750 for CPD and 2 days off to attend CPD courses.  Training is also supported for advanced certificates.

25 days paid holiday + 8 days Bank holiday per year

No contractual on call requirement 

Colleague purchase scheme

Employee assistance programme

Medivet HapiBenefits and 87% wellbeing apps

Plus much more!





Dorchester is a 24 hour hospital with a wonderful team of experienced and highly skilled colleagues who have an array of interests and certificates.  We have 6 vets, 3 RVNS, 3 SVNs and 2 Patient care assistants during the day, then we also have our own dedicated night team consisting of 2 vets and 3 RVNs all supported by our 4 client care assistants who are the first point of contact for clients and their pets.

It is a modern well-equipped practice with 2 theatres, laparoscopic and orthopaedic equipment, ultrasound, radiography, endoscopy, in-house laboratory and a separate dental room.  We have separate dog, cat and isolation wards with underfloor heating in the large walk-in kennels and a hydrotherapy/physiotherapy suite.

We have been given the go-ahead to install a CT scanner which will be on site in the coming months. 

Dorchester is a beautiful market town in the heart of Dorset.  It is within easy reach of the sandy beaches of Weymouth and Bournemouth on the train.  Dorset boasts the most amazing countryside and coastline around for people who love to walk and explore.


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