• Registered Veterinary Nurse - St Albans Hospital

    Location: 601 Hatfield Road, Smallford, St Albans, Hertfordshire Hours: Primary Care, 24 hour emergency, Full time Practice: Village Vet (St Albans) Salary: £24,500 -£28,000 – dependent on experience Practice Details Village Vet (St Albans)

About us

Our Vision:

To be recognised as an exceptional and trusted provider of primary veterinary care to our patients and clients within the communities that we serve. Every patient, every client, every visit.'

Village Vet is a progressive, forward-thinking, premium veterinary group with small and medium-sized first opinion practices, four large 24-hour hospitals and a referral centre.

Village Vet is based in London, Hertfordshire and Cambridge. We believe in supporting and investing in our staff, investing in our facilities and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion or specialist care.

Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and we offer career progression within our group.

We have a strong recognisable brand and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 400 staff members across our 32 sites and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.

Village Vet St Albans is a purpose-built hospital, awarded ‘Hospital and Emergency Centre’ status under the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme and is very well-equipped with diagnostic facilities, laboratory, operating theatre, separate dog and cat wards and ample parking on site. If you are looking to be part of a growing team and take your nursing further, we have a fantastic opportunity for an RVN join our team and develop in their area of interest, be that ECC, medical or surgical nursing, as we have a highly stimulating and rewarding caseload.


Your role and responsibilities

In this role you will be a key a member of the nursing team, working effectively with the Clinical Nursing Manager to nurture great team ethics whilst providing guidance or support to others

Our nurses are highly valued and work closely with the clinicians having input into the nursing care of all patients. They are able to utilise their skills in a variety of settings from managing in-patients, conducting nurse-led clinics, undertaking Schedule 3 procedures, monitoring anaesthesia, assisting with surgeries and carrying out all associated peri-operative care.

Hours: 42hrs/week - Monday to Friday, 1: 4 Saturdays, 1: 9 Sundays, 2 x Bank holidays/year, a share of the alternative Out of Ours Rota (EIN) 


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Enhanced sickness policy
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • CPD allowance and allocated CPD days
  • Access to an extensive range of clinical and non-clinical learning and development programmes
  • Progression & development opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Discounts with PetPlan
  • Wellness program, including;
    • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
    • Gym membership discount
    • Cycle2Work scheme
    • Eye care vouchers
    • Flu vaccine voucher
  • Recruitment reward scheme

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone. For more information, click here https://www.linnaeusgroup.co.uk/about-us/health-and-wellbeing


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 [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.

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