Ealing 020 8567 4597
Osterley 020 8758 0400
Whitton 020 8755 3144

Head Veterinary Nurse

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Head Veterinary Nurse to join our close-knit team at the Ealing branch of Alcombe Veterinary Surgery. The working hours are 40 hours per week over 4 or 5 days. No weekends and no OOH. 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Head Nurse or RVN looking for a step up.

We encourage progression, development and welcome new ideas and ways of working. You will have plenty of support to allow you to thrive in this role working on a rotation between Ops, Consultations, Inpatient Care and managing the nurse team.


The salary for this role is up to £34,000 depending on experience. 

About Us

Alcombe Vets, Ealing is a busy first opinion practice in the heart of a lovely neighbourhood. There is a beautiful park in front of the practice that offers a lovely place for summer lunches, we are also a short walk from the underground station served by the Piccadilly line, we are also very close to Ealing Broadway. The practice is equipped with digital x-ray, ultrasound, large endoscope, rhinoscope, multiparameter, suction, electrocautery, microscope connected to the camera and an internal laboratory for routine diagnostics. We have 2 large consulting rooms and a very bright reception and the upstairs floor is dedicated to office duties. We have an excellent and loyal client base which we value our relationships with, we also support any charity initiative, and we often receive pets from Cats protection and other local charities.

About the Team and Culture

Alcombe Vets have a dedicated team of 4 Vets, 5 Nurses, 2 ANAs, 2 Practice Managers, 3 Receptionists & an Administrator.

Alcombe Vets, Ealing is a Nurse training practice with 1 experienced Clinical Director, 2 ANAs, 1 administrator and 2 Receptionists. We benefit from specialist surgeons regularly visiting the Practice to provide orthopaedic procedures and laparoscopy services and offer EMS placements for Vet Students. We encourage progression, development and welcome new ideas and ways of working.

We are committed to individual career development and have access to a variety of in house CPD alongside generous CPD allowances

Applicant Requirements 

The successful candidate will be a qualified HVN or RVN looking for a step up.

Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –

Work life balance
•    6.6 weeks annual leave
•    Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
•    Your birthday as a paid day off

•    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
•    Non-accidental injury support

•    £550 CPD allowance with 3 days paid pro rata
•    Certificate support
•    Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
•    Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
•    All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
•    Infection Prevention and Control Programme
•    Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships
•    VDS cover
•    RCVS fees

•    Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
•    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
•    Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

Any questions before applying?

Speak to Megan Dawson from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Megan Dawson

Talent Partner

megan.dawson@ivcevidensia.com+44 (0) 7977 242 413

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