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VC Evidensia UK
Registered Veterinary Nurse or Student Nurse
The Neighbourhood Vet, East Dulwich
Salary up to £35,000 DOE plus Relocation Allowance up to £3,000

Do you like being a nurse and are looking for a position where you can be your absolute best and have a good day every day? Do you want to work somewhere where you are valued, listened to and the manager’s care? Are you looking for continued support and development opportunities?

Find belonging by joining our amazing, supportive team

The Neighbourhood Vet is looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our lovely bunch. You will have a mixed day of nursing patients in hospital, assisting with surgical and diagnostic procedures, nurse consults and the opportunity to assist with schedule 3 procedures.

You can expect support and continued education/on-the-job training, mentoring and lots of on-going (and often free!) CPD and the added perks like your birthday off. We are a close team who work to a high standard and we have Cert holders in medicine (x 4), cardiology (x2), surgery (x 2 and 1 studying), ECC (x 1), ophthalmology (1 studying) and acupuncture.

Rota patterns that work for you

This is a full or part time position. Typically, the full-time position is 40 hours working 37 hours over 4 days plus a weekend rota. If you are working a Sunday, you get a day off in lieu the following Monday.

However, we understand that you have priorities outside of work therefore we try and tailor your working pattern to suit you. For example, we create set rotas so you can make plans.

Welcome to the Neighbourhood

We started as a single vet practice in East Dulwich 10 years ago and have now grown to have 3 practices, located in East Dulwich, Penge, and Crofton Park, with 20 Vets (ranging from 20+ years qualified to new grads), 10 RVNs, 10 Veterinary care assistants/students and 22 reception/ administration staff.

We have lovely facilities and buildings, and all the usual good toys including Ultrasound, X-ray, Dental x-ray, Ultrasonic dental machine, Multiparameter, ECG, fully equipped lab, separate dog, and cat wards.

But that’s not why you should work here – although a lot of people talk about ‘stuff’ being the most important thing, we know it’s not, it is our people that are! And we have grown our practice by focussing on looking after each other, then pets, then clients.

What can you expect from us?

Well firstly, you can expect an excellent standard of care. For example, for every anaesthetic, we use the best drugs (only sevoflurane gas), and everything has an IV placed and gets fluids. We use a range of anaesthetic monitors, we manually chart, we supervise, we train, we record incidents, and we review our practice and process in a supportive way. We provide the safest care for our patients which hopefully means the least stress for everyone.

You can also expect a friendly, welcoming, and open culture from top to bottom. We want humble, kind teammates, who enjoy their work, and can have a laugh! We are not perfect, and we want to continue to all learn, grow and be better and be supportive and compassionate at all times. We also hold regular voluntary social events such as curry nights, pub nights, charity bake sales and a Christmas party.

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 (5 weeks AL plus bank holidays)
  • 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.

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

66 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8HJ, United Kingdom

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