• Registered Veterinary Nurse - Nights

    Location: 601 Hatfield Road, Smallford, St Albans, Hertfordshire Hours: Nights Practice: Village Vet (St Albans) Salary: £30,000 to £33,500 depending on experience Practice Details Village Vet (St Albans)

We are a well-established, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (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 hospitals 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 24hr hospital as part of the night team. Our purpose-built hospital is located in St Albans, Hertfordshire, which is an area boasting great countryside and unparalleled access to London

Our facilities have been awarded ‘hospital and emergency centre’ status under the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme and is very well-equipped with full digital diagnostic facilities, laboratory, full operating theatres, separate dog and cat wards and ample parking on site.

You will be part of a dedicated and talented night team helping deliver the highest standard of patient care. The team consists of 1 Vet and 1 RVN, and you are supported by a Client Care Assistant on site until 8 pm. In addition, there is always an on-call nurse to provide assistance overnight, if needed.

We have a highly stimulating and rewarding caseload and duties include both caring for our inpatients as well as assisting with emergencies. This is, therefore, a fantastic opportunity for an experienced RVN wishing to develop in their Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) skills and interests.

Further qualifications are encouraged and supported, and we provide extensive opportunities for learning to ensure professional and clinical development.


  • Full time
  • 7 on 7 off shift pattern equating to a 45.5 hours/week average



  • 25 days holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays (annual leave will be given in lieu of a bank holiday worked as part of rota)
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Welcome package
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Enhanced sickness policy
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • £500 CPD allowance with 2 days off to attend (higher budget/courses negotiable)
  • Extensive learning and development programmes
  • Progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Discounts with PetPlan
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Gym membership discount
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Eyecare voucher
  • 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 have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.

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