Dispensary Lead

Vale Referrals
Permanent, Full time
Up to £32,000 per annum

Posted on 19/10/2023

The Role

Are you a proactive and organised individual looking to take the reins of our dispensary at Vale Vets and Referrals? As a Dispensary Lead, you'll be the driving force behind our smoothly running dispensary, ensuring it aligns with VMD and RCVS regulations. You'll be in charge of stock control, managing drug and consumable orders, and training our staff in dispensing medication according to our practice protocols. But it's not all behind the scenes - you'll also have the opportunity to shine in front of our clients, delivering top-notch service with a quick, professional and efficient approach. And when things get hectic, your flexibility and teamwork will help support our reception team on the front desk and phones.

This is a full-time role, working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 08:30am-5pm. However, we are flexible to explore part time options with candidates along with job shares.

About Us

Vale Vets and Referrals is on the move! Our recent hospital expansion has given us brand-new facilities, including 5 state-of-the-art theatres, a medicine suite equipped for ultrasound and endoscopy, a dedicated dental room, an x-ray room, spacious ward areas (complete with a separate cat ward and treatment room), and even a separate exotics ward. As if that's not enough, we also have an on-site CT scanner.

About the Team and Culture

Our family at Vale Vets and Referrals is a thriving community. With a team of 40 RVNs, SVNs and hospital assistants, you'll have the chance to work alongside experienced professionals. Many of our RVNs have advanced diplomas and certificates, and they're more than willing to offer support and learning opportunities to newer team members. We're big on development, actively encouraging and supporting our team members in their pursuit of advanced qualifications and other CPD courses. We foster a no-blame culture, where we value every voice and continuously seek ways to enhance our work.

Regular team meetings, critical event discussions, cash debriefs and biannual 1-2-1 meetings are part of our commitment to growth and excellence.

Applicant Requirements

If you're a dynamic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, you're exactly who we're looking for. If you enjoy a diverse caseload where each day brings new challenges and opportunities, this role will be a fantastic fit.

Our preference would be for you to have an RVN qualification, however, applications from non-RVNs will also be accepted and considered. Prior experience in a similar lead dispensary role would be a plus. 

While a relevant dispensary qualification is preferred, it's not essential - we're more interested in your potential and passion. If you don't have the SQP qualification, you'll have the chance to complete it or a similar one once you're on board.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a vital part of our exceptional team at Vale Vets and Referrals!

Because Our Employees 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, including bank holidays.
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service.
  • Your birthday as a paid day off.
  • Relocation allowance.


  • 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.


  • CPD allowance.
  • Certificate support.
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy.
  • 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 contact Lovell Varcoe at or 07977243386.

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Any questions before applying?

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

Lovell Varcoe

Talent Partner - Referral Nurses (0) 7977 243386

Vale Referrals

The Animal Hospital, Stinchcombe, Dursley, GL11 6AJ, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal