• Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Location: 6 Clifton Road, Maida Vale, London Hours: Full time Practice: Village Vet (Maida Vale) Salary: £27,000 to £30,000 depending on experience Practice Details Village Vet (Maida Vale)

Village Vet is a group of practices that covers the locations of London, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire. Alongside all our primary care services we also have four 24-hour continuous care hospitals made up of our highly certified specialists and general practice staff to ensure the highest form of veterinary care for the benefit of pets and clients alike.  

Maida Vale is a well-established, RCVS accredited, small animal primary care practice based in a picturesque west London suburb. We provide a comprehensive service to pets and clients and a stimulating clinical environment for our highly valued team.

The nearest tube station to the practice is Warwick Avenue, which is part of the Bakerloo line.

The walk score for this location is 96/100, where the area is highly accessible to shops, cafes and is in distance of Rembrandt Garden and Paddington Green for those who want to enjoy a walk around the local area.


Your role and responsibilities 

The Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse is key to the business's ability to provide a high level of clinical standards to support the profitability and further growth of the practice

The Lead RVN will ensure that patients are managed as effectively as possible from a nursing perspective. Working enthusiastically with your team you will help maintain a happy, efficient working environment whilst providing outstanding patient and client care.

Main purpose & goals

  • Maintain an overview of the nursing team and provision of patient care across the practice
  • Managing your site and team by working with the wider Village Vet nurse team and the Regional Support Manager in order to achieve this
  • Demonstrating an excellent work protocol in all nursing duties including the ability to recognise and undertake relevant actions with the provision of nursing duties
  • Take an active role in the training programme of veterinary nurses and/or patient care assistants
  • Approximately 95% of the role will be clinical duties, allowing 5% for administration that may come with that role including a share of the on-call (EIN) rota.

Hours: 42 hours per week, including 1:4 Saturdays (9am – 2pm). Fixed-term contract (12-month parental leave cover)



  • 25 days holiday and bank holidays on a pro-rata basis
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Welcome package
  • Enhanced sickness policy
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • £500 CPD allowance
  • Extensive learning and development programmes
  • Progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Discounts with PetPlan
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Gym membership discount
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Flu vaccine voucher
  • Recruitment reward scheme.


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 would love to hear from you, please contact Anna Smith at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.

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