• Full Time
  • Anywhere

The Role

Here at Carterton Vets, we are looking for a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our team. You will be responsible for general nursing, reception duties, and line management of 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses and to work closely with the Clinical Director and Practice Administrator to ensure the smooth running of the practice.

The position is a 5-day-a-week role on a shift pattern to cover the opening hours which are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 07:45am to 18:30pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 07:45am to 20:00pm. Saturday mornings from 08:15am to 13:00pm are shared. The rota currently is for that to be 1 in 8 weekends. There are no out of hours with this role.

The salary for this role is up to £35,000 depending on experience

About Us

Carterton Veterinary Surgery is located in West Oxfordshire on the edge of the Cotswolds and close to Oxford. A YouTube tour of the purpose-built premises can be found on .

We are a people-oriented team. We pride ourselves on looking after each other and our clients. We consider the impact we can have on others. We are currently a 3 Vet practice and are looking to recruit to expand. There are currently 5 Registered Veterinary Nurses and a Practice Administrator. The successful applicant will understand our people-based culture and will help to reinforce it at every opportunity

Applicant Requirements 

The successful applicant will be a Registered Veterinary Nurse who can offer a positive nurturing approach to team management.

Benefits – Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Birthday leave
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • 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.

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