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Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse (VETSEEK-40106)

Ealing, Greater London

Head Veterinary Nurse

£30,000 to £32,500 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse - Ealing, London

  • Are you a qualified and RCVS registered veterinary nurse?
  • Are you looking to take the next step in your career?
  • Do you enjoy training and motivating others?

We have an opportunity for a Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse to join a practice in Ealing, London. This role is full time for 40 hours per week over 5 days, along with 1 in 6 weekends. There will be no OOH work or on-call duties.

This role will involve all aspects of general nursing and you will be prepared to develop your skills by collaborating with the team. On top of daily duties the HVN will also lead the nursing team and help drive the practice forward. They will be expected to perform nursing duties with confidence and competence to provide the gold standard of care to the practice's loyal clients and patients. They will work closely alongside the Vets by assisting in surgical, consults and diagnostic procedures. The HVN will have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills. They will be motivated and ambitious to develop and lead the nursing team and will aid in their training and support. This requires either a clinical coach or a HVN who is looking to become a clinical coach. They will support the SVNs within the practice along with the patient care assistants.

With this role there is ongoing support available from management along with ongoing training and development opportunities. Management training is available.

Benefits of the role:

The practice provides a high standard of clinical care and pride themselves on having staff members who stand apart from the rest and have a real passion and vision for how they work. They provide ongoing training and support to all team members through dedicated training centres.

All staff also benefit from the access to the best diagnostic equipment such as MRI machines and CT scanners and state of the art operating theatres in their nearest state-of-the-art Animal Hospital.

Key details

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week over 5 days
  • Weekends: 1 in 6 weekends
  • Sole charge: N/A
  • OOH: None
  • Branch work: N/A
  • Computer system: Freedom
  • Consultations: 15 minutes
  • Team: 2 vets, 1 RVN and 2 PCAs

About them

  • Large community of highly skilled veterinary professionals
  • Committed, forward thinking and deliver clinical excellence
  • Offers continual training with professional development along with a dedicated training centre
  • Provides advanced Veterinary diagnostic equipment including MRI machines and state of the art operating theatres
  • Career progression opportunities available
  • Provides continual ongoing training to ensure personal growth and development
  • Provides state of the art diagnostic equipment

About you

  • You will have a friendly and compassionate attitude and be approachable
  • You will demonstrate leadership qualities
  • You will be passionate and focused on developing and supporting team members
  • You will be looking for a role to take on more responsibility
  • You will have a good amount of small animal nursing experience in all aspects of nursing
  • You will be ambitious to continue with further education and training
  • You will be forward thinking, motivated, passionate with a genuine interest in animal welfare
  • You must be motivated and passionate about your work and share this and promote this ethos with other members of staff
  • You will enjoy working as part of a team
  • You will have a genuine passion for animal welfare
  • You will consistently deliver a high standard of clinical care
  • You will be caring, adaptable, hardworking, and reliable
  • You will have excellent communication and customer interfacing skills


The practice is fully equipped with all the latest diagnostic equipment and there is a wide range of state-of-the-art services available, including:

  • Dentistry
  • Fleas, ticks and worming treatments
  • In-house laboratory
  • Microchipping
  • Neutering
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • X-rays


  • Salary: Up to £32,500 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • CPD: Generous allowance
  • Memberships: RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Access to a learning and development platform
  • Access to employee assist programme
  • Internal courses available ongoing
  • Attendance bonus schemes
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards scheme

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified or soon to be
  • Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

What happens next?

CLICK APPLY NOW or if you have any pre-application questions or if this role is not quite right for you, please contact the Vet Seekers team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference: 40106

T: 0333 014 7374

E: hello@vetseekers.co.uk

W: www.vetseekers.co.uk


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Vet Seekers was established in 2016 and is a multi-award-winning specialist veterinary recruitment agency (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) and acts as an employment business for the supply of locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry across the UK and overseas.

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