Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse Richmond upon Thames, Greater London Medivet 24 Hour Richmond Full Time, Fixed Term Contract

About us

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

We are looking for an experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse to join the team as Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse at our fantastic hospital based in Richmond.

As a Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse you will be responsible for a variety of nursing duties as well as sharing best practice with your team and helping to support and develop the student nurses in your practice.

The role will involve all aspects of nursing as well as assisting the Head Veterinary Nurse with the day-to-day running of the practice. This position provides you with the opportunity to develop nursing clinics and use your initiative to promote new ideas; more responsibilities will form part of this role with full support being provided by the nursing team.

This is a full time permanent position, covering 40 hours a week over 5 days. This shift pattern includes 1:6 full weekends.

Salary and benefits:

Salary package D.O.E – please get in touch to discuss what your looking for

Generous CPD allowance and in-house CPD available

Ongoing training is provided as relevant to your role

RCVS and VDS fees paid

5 weeks paid annual leave

Exclusive company discounts and rewards

A friendly, supportive environment within a rewarding role

Skills and experience

You must be a Veterinary Nurse who is registered with the RCVS.

Previous experience working in a small animal practice is required.


Medivet 24 Hour Richmond sees an interesting, busy and varied caseload. The hospital offers a range of services from routine general practice work to specialist treatments, an orthopaedic service, laparoscopy and advanced imaging. The team is made up of vets with different areas of interest, many of whom are certificate holders, or are studying towards one, these include: medicine and imaging. The hospital is well equipped with separate dog and cat wards, laparoscopic surgical equipment, ultrasound, a full CT suite and endoscopy.

The practice is located in central Richmond, with easy access to rail links and public transport. The successful candidate will be joining a large team of 8 vets and a large support staff.

Job number: FR04608