Head Veterinary Nurse - Northallerton

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Salary £32,500 per annum
09 Aug 2022
09 Sep 2022
Contract Type

MediVet are a family of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care.

The top priority of our team is your pet’s wellbeing. Our nationwide network of practices includes 27 pioneering 24-hour centres, meaning that we’re open and here to help whenever we’re needed.
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.

The role:

Our Head Veterinary Nurses are responsible for supporting the Veterinary Surgeons by guiding a team of Registered Veterinary Nurses and/or Veterinary Care Assistants and delivering exceptional care within the practice.

As an experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse, you can even help shape the next generation as a Clinical Coach, using your knowledge and skills to help train and support nurses of the future.

Salary & Benefits

Salary package up to £32,500 per annum depending on experience, to include:
- 5 weeks' annual leave (FTE)
- 4 weeks' paid sabbatical (after each 5 years of service)
- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
- CPD Allowance £750 plus 2 days CPD leave (FTE)
- RCVS, BVA and VDS fees paid
- Access to Wellbeing support and EAP programme
- Opportunity to be involved in the Valuing Veterinary Nurse Committee
- Access to wide range of discounts for days out, high street and holidays
- 100% attendance bonus schemes
- 1 day 'Pet'ernity Leave

Weekend working is based on a fair rota with time off in leau

We also offer relocation allowances should you move more than 50 miles from your current home address.

We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK.

Key accountabilities:

- Manage the performance of the practice on a day-to-day basis
- Ensure all team members provide quality and ethical care to all clients and their pets/livestock
- Ensure compliance with veterinary ethics and relevant statutes, policies, and procedures
- Ensure all members of the nursing staff are aware of their roles and job description, working to clear objectives set
- Carry out regular performance reviews and update training requirements where necessary
- Support Clinical Coaches with the planning of student tutorials and training where necessary
- Rota management to always provide adequate cover of staff within the practice
- Assess and examine and diagnose patients’ medical issues
- Maintain patients’ medical records

Skills and experience:

- Registered with the RCVS
- Commitment to animal welfare
- Ability to keep on top of practise protocols and procedures
- Excellent organisational skills


Kebir House is based in the stunning market town of Northallerton which is in the heart of the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. It is perfectly situated between the picturesque Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors with plenty of outdoor activities to experience. With fantastic rail links it is quick and easy to get to the cities of York and Newcastle.

Kebir House has been providing veterinary care in the local area since before the First World War and has been at the current, central Northallerton location for over 50 years. Through diligence, clinical excellence and above all compassion, Kebir House has built a reputation for outstanding, comprehensive veterinary services available 24 hours a day across the district.

The team is a knowledgeable, friendly team of dedicated and experienced large and small animal vets who are committed to providing excellence in veterinary care for pets, horses, farm animals, and exotic pets whether at the surgery, at home or on the farm.

Our Northallerton practice is 65% large animal, including dairy, beef and sheep with 30% small animal and a small amount of equine.

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