About the Job

Head Veterinary Nurse – Doncaster

Up to £40,000 DOE plus benefits

About Vets Now

Vets Now is the UK’s leading provider of emergency pet care, serving over 1700 veterinary practices through 60 plus dedicated out-of-hours clinics and two 24/7 pet emergency hospitals.

Understanding your key role

You will be leader of a large team of vet nurses and clinical support staff in an already well-established clinic. Whilst on clinical shifts you will maintain a high standard of patient care alongside being passionate about developing and coaching your team.

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Ensuring day-to-day operational and financial management of the clinic is maintained
  • Rota and gaps management
  • Maintaining strong relationships with host practices through regular communications
  • Responsibility for quality control of clinical equipment
  • Team and welfare management, including mentoring and supporting staff, appraisals, performance and return-to-work tasks

Key requirements

  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in an out of hours and critical care environment
  • Proven experience of managing others, preferably in a veterinary setting
  • Demonstratable experience of managing performance
  • Motivated to maintain high clinic standards
  • Passionate about caring for our clients and their pets

Working pattern

This is a full-time role, comprising of a 40 hour working week, including weekends, bank holidays and festive shifts.

The majority of this will be working in clinic as a Veterinary Nurse and supporting the team, shift times are 19:00-09:00, with the rest being spent doing administration duties, mentoring and attending meetings, both at home and in clinic.

Unlock your potential

We will support you in your development and provide you with access to professional qualifications, such as our widely recognised ECC certificate and industry leading CPD package.

What we offer

  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced sick and maternity pay
  • 7 weeks annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • £1125 CPD allowance plus 20 paid hours
  • RCVS fees paid and ECC certificate support
  • Reward gateway giving discounts with 100s of retailers
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Death in service of two times annual salary

If you would like to discuss this vacancy in more detail, please contact Lauren in our Talent Team on 07977940379 or email Lauren.O’[email protected].

We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including those from diverse and minority groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we encourage candidates with disabilities and health conditions to apply and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.