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Permanent Veterinary Nurse (VETSEEK-12704)

Edinburgh, Midlothian

Veterinary Nurse

£21,847 - £26,005 pro rata

Full time / Permanent

Job description

A charity hospital in Edinburgh is looking to recruit a Permanent Veterinary Nurse to join their team. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week or a part time role working 22.5 hours per week. There is with 1 in 6 weekends.

The practice requires a Veterinary Nurse team who provides a high standard of customer and clinical care. Educating clients on pet healthcare and preventative health measures is vitally important so the Veterinary Nurse would be expected to share this ethos.

The Hospital is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The role offers all aspects of general nursing with the from assisting in theatre, to looking after in patients. The hospital is also a nurse training practice and along with the team offers a mixed variety of levels of experience.

It provides a wide variety of cases and the opportunity for a Nurse to develop their clinical skill set and knowledge.

The practice is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic nurse who has a good level of nursing experience and shares their ethos of educating the public on preventative animal welfare. The role offers excellent opportunities for the nurse to develop their surgical and medical skills.

Key Details:

  • 37.5 hours per week or 22./5 hours per week
  • 1 in 6 Saturday mornings with time off in lieu
  • Vet nurses shifts typically are from 8am - 4.30pm to 9.30am to 6pm
  • No OOH, as this is fully outsourced
  • The caseload is varied and would make a great opportunity for someone looking to further develop their skills
  • They have the work / life balance sorted and are flexible on the working hours
  • Clinical staff typically work 1 in 4 Saturday mornings from 9-12 and receive time off in lieu the following week
  • Pets and people at the heart of what they do UK wide

About the Role:

  • The Nurse will be working as part of the team with a variety of duties from supporting the theatre, inpatient care, consults, admission, dispensing medications, maintaining hygiene and encouraging financial contributions.
  • The hospital building is well equipped with plenty of consulting space allowing them to meet the demands of this busy small practice.
  • The caseload is very varied on a day to day basis
  • There is an opportunity to perform schedule three surgeries with training and support
  • They are a friendly welcoming team that are very supportive.
  • They aim to promote a healthy life for all their pets by preventing, educating and treating sick and injured animals with passion and compassion.

About Them:

  • As the UK's leading veterinary charity, with 48 Pet Hospitals, they strive to improve pets' lives - through prevention, education and treatment.
  • Every year their dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets.
  • Their national network of around 120 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.
  • They believe that they work better together, so everyone from their vets, volunteers, shop teams and to office support colleagues - are driven into the help improve the lives of every pet.


  • Salary: 21,847 - 26,005 pro rata per annum Commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 5 weeks per year plus bank holidays pro rata
  • CPD: Funding of 15 hours
  • Memberships: Professional Fees Paid
  • Excellent career opportunities/development
  • Paid statutory holidays
  • Travel allowance
  • Life assurance 4 x annual salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance (after 12 months service)
  • OOH / On call - Specific to the role - Weekends again additional uplift and off in lieu. On call flat hour rate on top of normal hour rate
  • Bank Holidays - double pay and time off in lieu
  • Travel allowance - dependent on the role
  • Sick pay
  • Access to online wellbeing centre
  • Maternity, Paternity and Adoption pay
  • Eye Care
  • Flu Vaccination
  • Employee assist programme
  • Holiday trading - buy and sell annual leave
  • Career break
  • London Weighting

Must haves:

RCVS Registered & Qualified or soon to be.

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Have excellent verbal / written communication skills

What happens next?

CLICK APPLY NOW or if you have any pre-application questions or if this role is not quite right for you, please contact the VS Team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

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