About the role

Our Registered Veterinary Nurses are dedicated, compassionate and committed to providing the very best care, every single day. In this highly rewarding and fulfilling role, you’ll work closely with Veterinary Surgeons in practice, performing essential nursing duties and ensuring pets have everything they need.

As well as administering treatments, performing diagnostic tests and assisting with surgeries, you’ll also run our popular nurse clinics, offering essential advice to clients on all aspects of pet care, from dental care to weight management.

Our opportunities to become a Head Veterinary Nurse allow you to take on more responsibilities and lead a team of Registered Veterinary Nurses and/or Veterinary Care Assistants in delivering exceptional care.

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 and benefits

  • Competitive salary, including London weighting
  • Five weeks’ annual leave plus bank holidays
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • £300 CPD allowance, plus two days and in-house training
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Additional benefits, including 100% attendance scheme and ‘peternity’ leave
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards scheme

Progression and development are at the heart of everything we do, and we’re dedicated to supporting our Registered Veterinary Nurses as they continue their career in nursing. Through regular performance reviews and catch-ups, we provide you with a wealth of opportunities to develop your skills in whichever way you choose.

As a Registered Veterinary Nurse with Medivet, you’ll receive a £300 plus two-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) package, which can be used towards external training in a wide range of areas.

Whether it’s developing your interest in emergency and critical care, expanding your management skills or tapping into the wealth of knowledge available within the wider Medivet community, we’ll support you every step of the way.

We also offer internal courses to develop your soft skills, including personal effectiveness and handling difficult conversations with clients, ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed.

Find out more about career progression

There are several rewarding career paths available to our Registered Veterinary Nurses.
These include:
  • Registered Veterinary Nurse
  • Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse
  • Head Veterinary Nurse
  • Area Manager
  • Clinical Operations Manager

Working hours in a practice can vary. We have several 24-hour practices that operate on a shift pattern. All working hours will be discussed with you at your interview.

Most of our practices have parking facilities for our clients. When attending an interview, please feel free to use one of the available spaces.

Unfortunately, we can’t cover any costs incurred while attending an interview.

You’ll be asked questions about your previous experience relating to the role you’re applying for. These questions are usually scenario-based, and we may ask about a time you were involved in a similar situation.

You’ll be advised what documents and/or items to bring with you to your interview; this can vary depending on the role you’re applying for. If you’re unsure, our recruitment team will be happy to help.

We recommend you dress smartly unless you’re advised otherwise in the invitation.

If you’re seeing a practice, you’re likely to be involved in some manual tasks. Therefore, we recommend you wear something comfortable that you don’t mind getting dirty. You should also wear flat, closed-toe shoes, as you may be invited into the kennels and theatre areas.

We recommend smart dress for your induction.

You’ll have an opportunity at your induction to try on various sizes before ordering your uniform. This will be sent direct to your practice in the first week of your employment.

If you can’t find a role you want to apply for, please register your interest here and we’ll let you know when a vacancy becomes available.

Of course. Please register your interest here and we’ll let you know when a vacancy that matches your criteria becomes available.

Of course. Once you’ve applied for one role, you can select the ‘reuse application’ option on the application form for another role. There may be different questions associated with that vacancy which will need to be answered, but we’ll advise you which these may be.

Our vacancies page is updated daily, so check back regularly to find rewarding opportunities. You can also register your interest in a role to be notified of future vacancies.

Why join us as a nurse?

Our nurses are dedicated to providing the very best care, every day. In this highly rewarding and fulfilling role, you’ll work closely with vets in practice, performing essential nursing duties and ensuring pets have everything they need.

Play our video to hear from Head Nurse, Tina Wright, about life at Medivet and their personal journey.