• Lead Emergency Critical Care Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Location: Bramston Way, Southfields, Laindon, Essex Hours: Full time Practice: Southfields Veterinary Specialists Salary: Up to £34k DOE Practice Details Southfields Veterinary Specialists

We are a multi-disciplinary, RCVS accredited Specialist lead referral centre within the county of Essex, where we work to the highest standards of veterinary care for pets, creating a seamless experience for them and their owners. We are incredibly proud to have an outstanding team of highly qualified veterinary specialists, that enable the very best care for all patients that come to our practice.

This is a unique opportunity to join Southfields Veterinary Specialists and help us build and lead the team that will deliver emergency, critical and intensive care in our brand-new centre.

As Southfields Veterinary Specialists prepare to move to brand new 42,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art facilities, you will be part of a team that has been provided with some of the most advanced equipment and facilities in a supportive working environment.


Your role and responsibilities 

We are currently recruiting for a clinically experienced Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN) to support and lead a team of highly skilled Registered Veterinary Nurses in our newly established ICU, as we prepare to move to our brand-new purpose-built referral hospital in 2022.

This is an exciting full-time role and will ensure the candidate is an integral part of planning as we prepare to open our new state-of-the-art ICU department.

We are seeking an experienced Emergency Client and Care (ECC) RVN to work with the leadership teams to build the infrastructure, recruit supporting teams and develop operating processes within the ICU and wider teams that will support our patients and colleagues across all our services 24 hours a day.

The role involves:

  • You will be committed to developing the centre and providing high standards of care to both our patients and referring veterinary surgeons
  • You will join an excellent multi-disciplinary specialist-led team that provides the opportunity to work with some of the most exceptional and dedicated veterinary professionals in a supportive environment
  • You will work as part of the senior and nursing team to coordinate and deliver gold standard patient care alongside our specialist-led emergency and critical care team
  • Your duties will include the creation and management of departmental rotas to ensure the provision of nursing care and department preparation to accommodate an increasing caseload.
  • You will liaise with all disciplines to facilitate the effective management and coordination of critical cases. Your excellent clinical skills will allow you to participate in day-to-day nursing duties
  • As a member of the senior nurse team, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of standard operating procedures and the continual enhancement of our commitment to excellence
  • You will report directly to the Head of Nursing Services and support the wider senior nursing team as our services, team, facilities, and equipment continue to enhance and grow.


  • A full-time, 40 hours per week position 
  • Competitive salary
  • A generous benefits package including private medical insurance, supported CPD, life insurance, registration fees and pension scheme
  • A good work-life balance
  • Opportunities for progression and to develop your career 
  • Excellent location – only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and we are extremely well-positioned for international travel links by air and train.
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Enhanced sick leave.


Part of an amazing global family 

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

We’d love to hear from you so please contact [email protected] for more information or an informal chat. 


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