• Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Location: 601 Hatfield Road, Smallford, St Albans, Hertfordshire Hours: Full time Practice: Village Vet (St Albans) Salary: £24,000 to £29,000 depending on experience Practice Details Village Vet (St Albans)

We are a well-established, RCVS accredited, small animal primary care practice that covers the locations of London, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire. Alongside all our primary care services we also have four 24-hour continuous care hospital made up of our highly certified specialists and general practice staff to ensure the highest form of veterinary care for the benefits of pets and clients alike. 

Your role and responsibilities

Village Vet has a new Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) position available to join our hospital in St Albans, Hertfordshire - in an area boasting great countryside and unparalleled access to London.

You will be working as part of an experienced and talented clinical team delivering the highest possible client and patient care. This interesting and rewarding role will allow you to nurse to your full potential with a perfect balance of medical and surgial nursing. 

Our purpose-built hospital is very well equipped with full digital diagnostic facilities, laboratory, full operating theatres, separate dog and cat wards and ample parking on site. We have 24hr patient care in our facilities awarded ‘Hospital and Emergency Centre’ status under the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme which ensures excellent case continuty.  

We are very proud to have a friendly and committed team that genuinely enjoy working together. There is an inclusive and collaborative culture, and professional development is actively encouraged and supported.

We would love to hear from RVNs with any level of post-registration experience as we can offer full support and training to those new to a hospital environment. 


Full time day shifts (there is opportunity to take part on the night rota, if ECC nursing is of interest)

42 hr/wk, Monday to Friday and including Saturdays (1:4)

Share of Sundays (1:9) - paid additionally


  • Highly competitive salary
  • 25 days per annum (pro-rata) plus bank holidays plus additional paid day off for your birthday!
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • £500 CPD allowance with 2 days off to attend (higher budget/courses negotiable)
  • Access to over 150 hours of pre-recorded CPD delivered by Linnaeus expert clinicians and nurses
  • Gym membership discount
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Cycle to work 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 have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.

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