Head Veterinary Nurse - Large Team, 1st Class Small Animal Practice!

Location Wales
Discipline: Veterinary Nurses
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £30k + Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Job ref: SGOAJKN
Published: about 16 hours ago

We are looking for a dedicated RVN to help run a busy team as a Head Veterinary Nurse... Join a Large Team in 1st Class Small Animal Practice!

*Join a Large Team and aid towards the further success of this well-established branch**

  • This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week, averaged, within the hours of 8am-7pm weekdays and 8.30am-1.30pm on Saturdays on rotation and out of hours on call rota. Overtime may be required and will be taken as time in lieu.

Some Duties Include:

  • To organise nurse rotas, holidays and sickness cover

  • To organise and maintain effective stock control of consumables

  • To oversee nursing staff and ensure all work is carried out to a high standard, especially with respect to legal processes (GDPR, RCVS Codes of Conduct for example)

  • To monitor the appearance of the prep room, theatre and kennels in relation to cleanliness and maintenance issues and notify the directors or practice coordinator of any problems

  • To participate in, then subsequently organise and run, nurses’ annual reviews

  • To discuss, plan and coordinate staff training, within a budget and in accordance with the practice’s needs

  • To communicate with the nursing team on issues concerning protocols and performance, in accordance with the practice’s needs

  • To attend management meetings

  • To communicate the needs and concerns of the nursing team to the management team

  • To attend practice meetings, and present topics when relevant

About the Practice:

They are a rural practice who pride themselves on a first-class small animal service, practising excellent medicine with great clients. With the usual clinical equipment, they enjoy working up their own cases and providing ongoing care.

The caseload is interesting and varied, with a bias towards dogs, but plenty of cats, some small furries and the occasional exotic or bird. Doing all of their own surgery including orthopaedics (including TTA) and have aquatic treadmill therapy for post-op rehabilitation and care of our ‘oldies’.

With a friendly and experienced team of vets and colleagues who can provide support to develop your skills, whilst working in a busy practice, with encouragement and flexibility to find your clinical pathway. The vet and nursing teams span all ages and experiences, and are very lucky to have several highly experienced members of the team, many of whom have been with there long-term.

Being a 4-site practice with the main small animal site located in Haverfordwest, Wales!


  • The salary for this role is up to £30,000 depending on experience, plus benefits!

  • 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 focused on employee wellbeing

  • Relocation packages

  • Career progression opportunities

If you are an Experienced Veterinary Nurse looking for a Leadership Opportunity in South Wales area, Get in Touch Today to have a confidential and friendly chat with Sophie about this opportunity and Many More...

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.If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them.

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All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.