Vet Nurse Unicorn (VNU) Required For Happy Veterinary Practice in NW London

Do you like clients? 

Do you like to order, protocols and things run smoothly?

Would you enjoy taking a trainee nurse under your wing and passing on your skills, so you help grow the next generation of Veterinary Nurses?

Are you sick of being undervalued for your hard work and effort and need a change of culture fast?

Would you get excited to learn low stress, Fear Free handling techniques and practices so animals have a great experience while visiting us?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then please read on...

About us

Roundwood Vets have been around for over 14 years, but four years ago we took the practice over and transformed it from sad, lonely little clinic into a vibrant, bustling practice. Alongside the investment we’ve made in the renovation, equipment and processes; we’ve worked hard to create a culture where you can develop new skills, take on new challenges and grow as a person and as a member of the team.

Speaking of the team, when you come to visit us you’ll sense the difference for sure. The vibe is good and though we work hard, we try to have fun doing our jobs. Clients and visitors tell us that we have great energy, generated in no small part by our fantastic team leader Dr Hannah Parkin. Dr Hannah is a great boss and genuinely cares about the welfare of the entire team.

In terms of what we are like as a clinical practice, we think of ourselves as like a family doctor. We are definitely here to help the local community and their pets. We believe only the best is good enough for the animals we work with and we like to do our jobs to a high standard.

Key duties

One of the biggest challenges any vet clinic faces is ensuring things get started on time. We’re no different, so you’ll need to be confident enough to chase our vets to get started and keep things running smoothly.

You will need to be prepared for operations, give safe, reliable care of the animals before, during and after procedures and make sure all instruments, materials and drugs are prepared and ready for use for each op.

You will need to ensure animals are kept under control and are prepared, ready for procedures. This includes keeping all animals safe and healthy before, during and after procedures, restraining animals so that the vet has the required access and, very importantly, that the animal is comfortable. (No need to worry about the vet, they can take care of themselves).

We like our animals to wake up safely after each procedure so you will be responsible for ensuring anaesthetics are carried out safely.

It will also be part of your duties to keep any infections contained and make sure all areas, equipment and material are kept clean.

You will need to make sure the equipment here is ready for use and in good working order. We’ve invested a lot into new shiny equipment – and we’d like you to help keep it that way – because vets (as you already know) generally suck at this.

You will be responsible for managing stock. As a small practice, we don’t want to hoard unnecessarily, but we need to make sure that we are never stuck because we have run out of medicine or vital tool.

You will need to follow our existing protocols and help us develop new ones. The protocols we have exist to make sure that things happen smoothly and on time, we keep our patients and staff safe and we give our patients the things they need when they need them.

You will need to be able to enter data and keep it up to date and accurate so we do not make mistakes or let our clients down.

When you deal with our clients in nurse clinics, you will need to make sure they have the information they need to keep their pets healthy and they know what the plan for their pet is. We like our clients to know how their pets are after a procedure, and you will be responsible for making sure that they get that information.

We are especially passionate about developing our people. So, you will get plenty of training so that you can improve your skills over the years.

We are the first practice in the UK to begin Fear Free training which is going to change the way we do practice, so if you like making the trip to the vet a great experience, then you will love this.

Finally, it is essential that you love what you do and like to have fun doing it.

To be considered for this role you must:

  • Be an RVN - or in your second year of training with at least a year of practice experience under your belt.

  • Have a pointy horn growing from your forehead.

  • Have an extreme love of galloping hard under rainbows.

In return for being a great part of this team for 40 hours each week, we offer a great package including:

  • Base salary

  • Travel contribution

  • Medical health insurance

  • CPD budget (unlimited by agreement)

  • Perkbox membership

  • Discounted pet care package.

If you’ve managed to read all this and you are still interested plus your hooves are not a dreadful impediment to typing, then please send your CV and cover letter for the attention of Dr Dave Nicol at the Roundwood Vets Unicorn Recruitment Department to Or use the apply now button below.

We look forward to hearing from you very soon. :)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary Package: £22,000.00 to £25,000.00 /year


Meet Dr Hannah Parkin our clinical director.

Meet Becky one of our veterinary nurses.


"The treatment that we got for Ace was brilliant. The team kept us informed at all times and the friendly atmosphere of the practice also gave us a lot of confidence that we made the right choice"


“Everyone in the lovely Roundwood Vets team is so warm and conscientious. I’m so impressed with the care and treatment they’ve provided for my nervous rescue dog”

Whiskey benjamin

"Dr Hannah and her team are the most caring professionals, my pets cannot be in better hands."

Contact Information

Online Appointments:
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Phone (24 hours): 

020 8459 4729



176 Church Road,
London NW10 9NP

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