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Linnaeus Registered Veterinary Nurse (Hospital) in Hampstead, United Kingdom

This is a perfect opportunity to join a great team at the Hampstead Veterinary Hospital, ahead of their expansion in 2024.

Our Village Vet flagship Hampstead Hospital is actively seeking experienced Registered Veterinary Nurses to join their hospital team.

We are looking for multidisciplinary RVN to work closely with clinicians, supporting inpatient care with the medical team and the critical care team. Working within theatre & anaesthesia to support the surgical team and to support diagnostics for medical and surgical cases.

We are seeking Tier 2 or 3 nurses as reflected in our Nurse Career Framework.

The Hospital is part of Village Vet (part of Linnaeus) and is well-established small hospital, in Belsize Park North London. The hospital sees a varied caseload, including internal and external surgical and medical referrals and serves as a 24-hour emergency clinic for many North London Practices.

We are proud to be an accredited dog friendly clinic via Dogs Trust and the British Veterinary Behaviour Association and have also gained ISFM gold Cat Friendly Status too. Our clinicians are well supported by a cohesive team of nurses, students and patients care assistant’s (including a dedicated night team) all of which are actively supported in their career development as part of the Linnaeus nursing framework.

The Nursing Career Framework is designed to support career progression and development and supports clinically focussed pathways and a people leadership pathway. Our Nurse Career Framework also supports a competitive salary reflecting skills, and experience held while identifying future goals and opportunities.

CPD including advanced qualifications is actively encouraged as this facilitates development of the veterinary nursing teams to ensure the team are fully utilised and able to work at the top of their licence.

Don’t just take our word for it

I love working in the 24-hour hospital in Hampstead as it is a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment which can be better described as animal A&E. Every day is different, and the team is exceptional.

Sarah Nicoll, Lead Medicine Nurse, Village Vet Hampstead hospital

Your role and responsibilities

Hours: 4 day working week, 42 a week 1:6 weekends.

The Nurse Team is key to the business ability to provide a high level of clinical standards and you would be an integral part of the Hampstead team. Supporting the Senior Nurse team & Clinicians in delivering quality care to our clients & pets ensuring patient journey is managed as effectively as possible to support clients & pets. Working enthusiastically with your team you will help maintain a happy, efficient working environment while also aligning with current legislation & practice policy to and support the business.


  • 4 day week

  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave

  • RCVS & VDS fees paid

  • External CPD funded and advanced certificates supported and encouraged

  • Extensive free Linnaeus CPD program

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes (gym membership)

  • Life Assurance

  • Enhanced sickness pay.

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Employer contribution pension scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme.

About us

Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and we offer & encourage career progression within our group.

We have a strong recognisable brand and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 400 staff members across our 30 sites and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.

Hampstead hospital is based in North London, a short walk from Belsize Park Tube and local amenities. The hospital is well equipped over 4 floors where we have everything you would expect, including full diagnostic facilities, an on-site laboratory, a dedicated Intensive care unit (ICU), separate cat/dog wards, and a full theatre suite. Our 24hr facilities ensure continuity of care for our patients and provide a highly stimulating and rewarding caseload.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.