Head Veterinary Nurse

Head Veterinary Nurse £32,500 per year   Watford, Hertfordshire Medivet 24 Hour Watford Full Time, Fixed Term Contract

The opportunity


 Do you want to be part of a fun and friendly team?

Would you like to work alongside experienced veterinary professionals in a bustling hospital environment? What about having exposure to interesting cases?

Join us at Medivet Watford 24-Hour!

We are looking for a Head Veterinary Nurse to cover maternity.

The practice is well-equipped with two consult rooms, separate dog and cat wards, two theatres; one orthopaedic and the other soft tissue, separate suites for diagnostics; digital x-ray, ultrasound and CT, dental facilities, fully equipped endoscopy including rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, gastroscopy and laparoscopy, in-house laboratory including the basics as well as coagulation profiles and iSTAT, dedicated isolation ward and staff rest facilities.

Many of our vets and nurses are certificate holders or are in the process of gaining them which aids us in running to a high standard, similarly to a referral hospital. We regularly see and currently specialise in internal medicine; diagnosing and treating complex medical cases, diagnostic imaging in cardiology and CT, advanced orthopaedics; including spinal surgeries and hip replacements, small animal soft tissue surgeries and emergency & critical care cases.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Cherell at cherell.reddicks@medivet.co.uk

Key Benefits

  • Health cash plan from day one (covering dental, physio and optical services) with 24/7 Private GP Service.
  • Life Assurance 3 x salary.
  • Access to 24-hour counselling by phone or in person should you feel you need support.
  • 33 days’ annual leave (including Bank Holidays) rising to 38 with length of service.
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish.
  • Clinical CPD: £750 per year plus 2 days’ paid leave
  • Internal CPD and access to Clinical Communities
  • Funded certificate opportunities.
  • VDS and RCVS fees paid.
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan.
  • Cycle to Work scheme,
  • Discounts on Medivet products and services.

Role Accountabilities

Exceptional care is at the heart of everything we do at Medivet. That’s the care for our patients, our clients and for each other – we really want to make a positive difference through every interaction we have.

In this role you will:

  • Provide clinical leadership to the nursing team.
  • Consistently deliver exceptional care to your clients.
  • Support with surgeries and procedures, completing all pre and post procedure activity.
  • Lead, manage and promote nurse led appointments and Schedule 3 surgeries.
  • Deliver patient monitoring and care.
  • Manage admissions and discharges as directed by the Veterinary team.
  • Complete patient transfers to out of hours or enhanced care.
  • Dispense and check medication.
  • Deliver professional excellence, implementing and complying with all regulatory, practice and operational standards.
  • Inspire your team, sharing new or evolving practice standards and changes to processes.
  • Engage, coach and develop your team.
  • Pro-actively support and share clinical best practice across practices and the wider Medivet community.

Your Skills and Experience

  • RCVS registered Veterinary Nurse.
  • Experience of delivering exceptional patient and client care.
  • Able to confidently lead a clinical team.
  • Experience of implementing a progressive clinical culture through nurse clinics and nurse consultations.
  • Experienced in using coaching and influencing skills to get the best out of every colleague.

About Us

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK including a number of 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence overseas with practices in France, Germany and Spain.

We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that’s always there. That’s more than a strapline for us, we truly believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference.  This is as true for our colleagues as it is for our patients and clients.  Being part of Medivet means being part of a forward-thinking and caring environment with the very best equipment and treatment options available, and the very best treatment for you as a valued member of the team.


This is the home of talented people like you who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals goes way beyond their job. Join us and be part of our exciting plans for the future.

Job number: FR05071