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London - Blackheath

Head Veterinary Nurse Whisker & Woof Blackheath, London, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Pay Range: £ 33,000 - £ 37,000 per year GBP
RCVS Fees Funded CPD
Posted on: 15 Nov 2023

Job Description

Head Veterinary Nurse

New, Independent Practice

Our exciting, new, independent veterinary practice in Blackheath, South East London is now open! We offer bespoke gold-standard patient care and exceptional client experience. This is a stylish, creatively designed clinic, with both pets and owners in mind, which will be a truly enjoyable space to work in. Equipped with digital radiography, cardiology-referral level ultrasound, dental suite including dental radiography, and a full range of endoscopes allowing a huge range of diagnostic services.

Why we do what we do

We are a progressive, modern and innovative practice looking to change the standard in primary veterinary care. Looking after our staff is very important to us, and will always be at the heart of what we do, with trust and fairness forming the cornerstone of the practice philosophy. Always adapting and adjusting our approach, we want to listen to you and implement your ideas. We strive at all times to provide the very best outcomes for our patients, with the delivery of outstanding clinical care. We always make sure our client pet owners are made to feel welcome, reassured, and understood. The nurse team will be encouraged to collaborate closely with the rest of the practice teams to provide an exemplary experience for our clients and ourselves. Additional CPD and certification will be actively encouraged with a view to building a multi-disciplinary nursing team.

Who are we looking for?

We require an experienced, registered veterinary nurse with a passion and dedication to provide the very best care for both their patients and their owners. Inspiring others, we want you to lead and nurture the nurse team. The successful candidate will need to show excellent communication skills, the ability to work within a team, and be autonomous when required. Sound clinical knowledge and clinical reasoning skills will be necessary to meet the challenge of a wide-ranging and interesting caseload. Previous experience as a head nurse is desirable. The role will include both clinical and management duties to deliver outstanding veterinary care to all our patients.

The Role

  • 40 hours per week with 1 in 3 Saturday mornings (no OOH)
  • Surgical and medical nursing
  • Management of the nurse team
  • Nurse clinics
  • Ordering and stock management
  • Administrative duties


  • Salary £33,000 to £37,000 dependent on experience
  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays
  • Paid RCVS and VDS fees
  • Generous CPD allowance
  • 24 hour Employee Assistance Program
  • Workplace pension
  • Access to employee discount on-line marketplace

Please apply with CV and covering letter to Laura Watson, Practice Manager via email to We can't wait to meet you!

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