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We are always on the lookout for great people to join our family at Alder Vets. Keep an eye out below for our vacancies and apply if you want to join the team.

Lead Veterinary Nurse


We are a first opinion veterinary practice that has earned ourselves a brand new location. We have an amazing new hospital built for us within Guildford, and we are looking for staff to fill it!

The lead nurse we are looking for would be a pivotal part of transitioning to our new home.

We do orthopaedic surgeries and also treat exotic patients. This means we will have a radiography suite and an exotic ward built into the new building.

We are keen to find some nurses looking for their forever home.

Salary: Competitive

As it stands, before moving, we do 08:00am – 17:00pm or 10:30am – 19:30pm shifts.

Once we move to the new hospital, these working hours are unlikely to change. However, we would like to implement set roles to cover certain areas: inpatient/wards, Prep, anaesthesia, consults and pharmacy shifts.

We are implementing a new nursing structure and are creating lead nurses. These are nurses passionate about a certain area of nursing and would have some line manager responsibilities.

As a lead nurse, you would be 95% clinical to allow 5% for admin that may come with that role.

Download the full job specification here

The detail:

  • 1 in 5 weekends
  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays
  • Your birthday off!
  • CPD allowance
  • VDS and RCVS registration paid
  • No OOH
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Bupa employee assistance scheme
  • Buddy system

"After moving to a corporate company, I was surprised at how much Linnaeus advocates for further development. There is so much free CPD, we have a lot of referral practices as part of our family, so the quality is incredible."

If you are looking for a varied and rewarding role, then please get in touch with our Clinical Nurse Manager, Ellenar Gauntlett, and send your CV to [email protected]

  • Alder Veterinary Practice
  • 137 Worplesdon Road
  • Guildford
  • Surrey
  • GU2 9XA
  • Telephone: 01483 536036