Head Veterinary Nurse

Location Dewsbury
Discipline: Veterinary Nurses
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £35k + Benefits
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Job ref: SGHVCRI
Published: 13 days ago

Join a clinic that is now under new management and has an exciting opportunity for you!

We are excited to be working with this clinic who are looking for an Experienced Head Veterinary Nurse who would like a new challenge!

The Role:

  • Your role will be a varied one and you will work and assist in all areas of the practice. This will be an exciting challenge as we build a clinical team from scratch.

  • You will be involved in the recruitment of your nursing team, training and supporting them.

  • You will be involved in the creation of internal protocols and policies around clinical aspects and will be well supported by a buddy who has undergone a similar project in a local practice.

  • The practice is now looking to join the practice standards scheme, your role would be to work alongside the management team to achieve this.

  • You will also undertake all general nursing duties, including anaesthetic monitoring, inpatient care, assisting in ops, and in-house lab testing. Our surgery also provides a variety of Nurse consults with the scope to expand the services available to our clients. You will be expected to maintain high clinical standards and undertake infection control and equipment maintenance.

The Rota:

The rota is flexible, ideally 5 days per week but would consider 4, with no weekend work or out of hours initially. Working 40 hours per week but other hours will be considered for the right candidate.

Salary up to £35,000 DOE plus benefits

About the Practice:

The practice is a busy first opinion practice that offers all routine surgery plus some more advanced soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures. 100% Small Animal Practice with a friendly and hardworking team. New equipment has been approved and our new clinic director is excited to bring her orthopaedic surgery interests and skills to us.

They are well-equipped with in-house laboratory equipment, digital x-rays, endoscopes, ultrasound, etc.

Having separate diagnostic x-ray/ultrasound room, in house blood testing, using the latest Idexx analysers, and Sedivue analyser for urine sediment analysis. De

The Ideal Applicant:

  • The ideal candidate will be committed, enthusiastic, and hard-working. You will have either worked as a HVN or Deputy already or will be able to demonstrate experience in leadership, practice standards and a passion for delivering the

  • highest standard of care.

  • The successful candidate must be a registered and qualified Veterinary Nurse who is a proactive team player and who will deliver a high standard of veterinary nursing care.


  • Increasing holidays based on length of service

  • CPD paid days and allowance

  • Company Sick Pay from commencement of employment

  • 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

  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing

  • Relocation packages

  • Career progression opportunities

If You are an experienced Veterinary Nurse and this sounds like an opportunity that you would be Interested In - Get in Touch with Sophie today for more information & a Friendly Chat!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.com. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068.

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