We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and hardworking Registered Veterinary nurse to join our friendly team at Barton Lodge Vets to cover maternity leave starting in June 2024.

We have a low staff turn around with over half of the team having been working with us for 15 years plus. Working in a vet practice is a big part of our lives and we want to enjoy coming in to work and to feel appreciated by colleagues and clients.

Your duties will include theatre, inpatient care, lab, helping with the drug order, a wide range of nurse consultations including weight, anal glands and nail clips, PHC Wellness Checks, 2 nd vaccinations, reception duties and some administration tasks. We have a varied caseload, with no two days the same and we operate 15-minute vet appointments and 10 – 30-minute nurse appointments depending on what needs to be done.

We care about your worklife balance

We can offer some flexibility with our working patterns which is open for discussion, to enable a happy balance between home and work life.

This is a full time, fixed term role working 40 hours per week. The shifts are between 8:00am-7:00pm Monday to Friday (1 set rota'd weekday off per week). There will be 2 in 5 Saturday mornings 8:00am – 1:00pmpm (TOIL given per 2 x Saturdays worked - it is rota'd in as an extra weekday off every 5 weeks. There are no out of hours, Sundays or Bank Holidays.

About Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre

Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre is part of the IVC group. We are situated in Hemel Hempstead (Hertfordshire), with lots of beautiful countryside around, as well as easy access to London and all major motorways and airports. It is a vibrant workplace where you will be joining an enthusiastic and motivated team. Barton Lodge is a place where you will feel supported, encouraged, and challenged.

We offer the highest level of medical, surgical, and diagnostic skills using state-of-the-art equipment. Our modern facilities include digital x-ray including Dental x-ray, ultrasound, on-site blood testing machines, ECG, endoscopy, a dedicated operating theatre, and separate dog & cat wards. We are also a Training Practice with the College of Animal Welfare.

Meet our team

We have a supportive and committed team of a total of 6 Vets some full-time and some part-time (equalling a 4.5 FTE). We also have 5 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses, 2 Receptionists and 2 Administration staff. One of our part-time vets, also has a GP Cert (SAM).

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: 

  • A good work-life balance
    • 6.6 weeks annual leave (pro-rata) including Bank holidays
  • Wellbeing
    • 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
  • Development
    • £550 CPD allowance with 30 hours paid pro rata
    • 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
  • Additional
    • 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.