Head Veterinary Nurse

  • Location St Johns Wood, London (Greater)
  • Salary Starting salary of up to £32,500 per annum
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • FR03480
  • Closing date 19th Jul 2022

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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.

Apply today to become part of our family.

Progress your career with Medivet

Development is at the heart of everything we do. We have a wealth of opportunities for veterinary professionals to pursue their interests, develop their clinical and business skills, and take their careers in whichever directions they choose.

Why join us?

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.

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

How we work

Medivet is a family of passionate, supportive and thoughtful veterinary professionals. We work as one team to support each other, grow the business, and make sure every pet receives the very best care.

Meet some of our people

Learn more about life at Medivet from colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Megan Jones

Deputy Head Nurse

“I branched out to other companies, but returned to Medivet having not found the same family community elsewhere.”

Jerry Dunne

Branch Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

“I thought I was going to stay for two years and move on to the next job but I fell in love with the team and the spirit of everything.”

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