• Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Location: Tilehouse Barn, Tilehouse Farm, East Shalford Lane, Guildford Hours: Primary Care, Full time Practice: Oak Barn Veterinary Centre Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 per annum Practice Details Oak Barn Veterinary Centre

We are a primary care practice that focuses on small animals and pets in Guildford, Surrey. Our practice offers state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and modern facilities to create a homely and relaxed environment for the animals we care for. We pride ourselves on traditional values and treat our patients as if they were one of our own.

Your roles and responsibilities

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated nurses to join our team and help us deliver exceptional patient care. 

We are a supportive team that encourages our nurses to develop fulfilling roles. We are currently searching for an enthusiastic, Lead Nurse. The ideal candidate needs the skills and commitment to support our Clinical Nursing Manager, as part of her nurse leadership team providing development and line management to our Nurses and Patient Care Assistants.

You will have access to a supportive central support team to help with your career and leadership development, along with a huge range of centrally funded CPD.

We carry out a range of procedures including laparoscopic procedures and neutering, in house lab equipment, endoscopy, dental suite, x-ray and ultrasound. We also have a wellness centre where we have in-house physio, laser and hydrotherapy. We have a separate cattery and kennels for our patients and have an International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) Friendly accreditation!

The pandemic has hit the Veterinary world in so many ways, with our practice included. We have an opportunity to build back up and create a professional, but fun and enjoyable place to work! We are looking for a down to earth, enthusiastic and hard-working individual who would like a chance to be apart of something great with an interesting caseload.

Hours/ shifts:

  • 40 hours per week
  • 8am – 4:30pm
  • 9:30am – 6pm
  • 10:30 – 7pm
  • 1 in 4 saturdays, 8am – 1pm with time back in lieu
  • Part of an amazing global family

Your benefits

  • FIve weeks holiday, an additional day for your birthday plus bank holidays
  • CPD allowance
  • VDS and RCVS registration paid
  • No out of hours (OOH)
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Bupa employee assistance scheme
  • Buddy system


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.

If you would like to apply for the role or for an informal chat to discuss it further, please get in touch with our Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Claire Challinor - [email protected]

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