Head Veterinary Nurse

Carterton Vets, Carterton
Permanent, Full time
The salary for this role is up to £35,000 depending on experience

Posted on 04/05/2022

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.

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


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Any questions before applying?

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

Carterton Vets, Carterton

12 Ventura Business Park, Carterton, Oxfordshire, OX18 1AD, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal