Head Veterinary Nurse

IVC Evidensia

Reading, Reading, England, United Kingdom


Vet Nurse/RVN

Aug 9

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our outgoing team! We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic individual to lead a team of nurses and help drive the practice forwards. This role could lend itself to someone with clinical leadership experience or an RVN looking for their first Head Nurse role!

Your general day-to-day nursing duties will include: theatre work, medical nursing, nurse clinics, and helping with reception if there is a need. You'll take pride in the delivery of exceptional clinical quality and care, encourage a progressive clinical culture, and ensure policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to by all of your team.

We will also support you in additional responsibilities such as student nurse training if this is an interest.

You will work closely with the Head Vet and Practice Principal to ensure that our core values are met, and that gold standard care is provided to all patients that come to the practice.

Typically, this role is 5 days a week, for a 40-hour working week. With no out of hours or on-call, and only 1:3 weekends.

The salary for this role is up to £30,000 depending on experience.

About Us

We pride ourselves on offering high-quality vet care at prices affordable to all. We are a first opinion SA practice, our facility is large and modern with 4 consult rooms: a dedicated x-ray and ultrasound room and a large modern theatre and prep room. Just a 10-minute walk to and from the train station, with easy links to London.

Our friendly team consists of 2 vets, 2 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 2 Animal Nursing Assistants, all supported by superbly efficient receptionists. Our team is zealous about providing gold standard care to our clients and their pets. We have a strong ethos of teamwork and communication. Our highly experienced Practice Principal regularly provides rewards to our team with Costa Fridays and our monthly practice star award celebrates our employee’s achievements as we very much focus on our teams’ well-being

Applicant Requirements

Our ideal candidate will be a passionate and confident nurse – registered with the RCVS. You will be dedicated to providing stellar service to both our clients and their pets. Being a cake, pizza, and coffee lover is an absolute must! This is an opportunity to join a passionate team with a head office that actively encourages undertaking further qualifications that interest you.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Birthday leave
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

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IVC Evidensia

IVC Evidensia's vets, nurses and support staff are its greatest asset - because only their skills, enthusiasm and dedication can make things happen. ...