• Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse - (Consulting)

    Location: 39 Station Road West, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire Hours: Primary Care Practice: Village Vet (Whittlesford) Salary: £26,500 to £30,000 depending on experience Practice Details Village Vet (Whittlesford)

Village Vet are a well-established, RCVS accredited, group of small animal Primary Care practices with locations in London, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire. Alongside our primary care sites, we also have three Hospitals providing 24-hour continuous care to pets and their owners and providing support to the surrounding practices. 

Whittlesford practice is located in a beautiful village, south of Cambridge close to Whittlesford Parkway with direct links to London. Whittlesford practice is a purpose-built site which is well-equipped with full digital diagnostic facilities, laboratory, operating theatre, separate dog and cat wards and ample parking on site.


Your role and responsibilities

The role of a Lead Nurse working with the Clinical Nurse Manager is considered key to the business's ability to provide a high level of clinical standards. Working enthusiastically with the Clinical Nurse Manager you will demonstrate an excellent work protocol in all nursing duties while taking overall responsibility for a specific area of the practice.

The Consulting Lead Nurse would work with the Clinical team and Clinical Nurse Manager to identify a range of appropriate nurse clinics. Collaborate with Clinical & Client Care teams to establish set protocol and standard operating procedures for nurse clinics to ensure that the nursing clinics are booked accordingly and encouraged.

Work closely and collaborate with the nurse team to ensure that the nursing clinics at Whittlesford are delivered to a high standard, utilising support from the central nursing team, preferred suppliers, and marketing teams to help support the development, delivery and success of specific clinics

NB: Approximately 95% of the role will be clinical duties (including a full share of the on-call rota) to allow 5% for administration that may come with that role

We seek a proactive candidate/s, with at least 1- 2 years post registration experience looking to step into a leadership role. Previous experience working with and providing guidance for Patient Care Assistants and/or Student Veterinary Nurses would also be desirable. As would a drive for excellence and an ability to signpost associates to relevant continuing professional development


  • 42hrs/week Mon - Fri
  • Weekends 1:6 (with time off in lieu allocated)                                                 
  • 1x bank holiday per year.



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Recruitment referral 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.


Don’t just take our word for it

“Having not only great support but freedom to express and implement my nursing acumen is what makes Village Vet Whittlesford a great place to work”. 

Karen Jones, Clinical Nurse Manager, Village Vet, Whittlesford


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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