Registered Veterinary Nurse

Ayrton Veterinary Hospital
Permanent, Full time
Up to £30,000 negotiable D.O.E.

Posted on 15/02/2021

The Role

We are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team here at Ayrton Vet Hospital on a full/part time basis. Our nursing team are fully utilised to their potential; offering a varied and challenging role which will include prep/theatre patient involvement (e.g., IV placement in all patients, blood taking, laboratory work, radiography, dentistry, and surgery assist). We also have designated ward rotation for improved in-patient care and routine consultation RVN clinics. 


Working 37.5 hours per week (full time but part time hours also available)

Working across 3-5 days

OOH 1 night during the week (from 5:30pm – 8:30am on call and only need to go into clinic if there are inpatients in clinic, vet is also on call)

1:5 weekends OOH (Saturday 8:30am-5pm) 

As of Late summer 2022, there will be no OOH at this practice as it will switch over to Vets Now. However, in the meantime there is the following on call rota.

1 shift per week from 5:30pm-8:30am on call with phone only and to cover inpatient care, with an option of staying on site when on call as accommodation is available.


Up to £30,000 negotiable D.O.E.

Relocation package of up to £5,000

About Us

We have a beautiful, light, purpose-designed, spacious building to work in. Located between the cultural and historical cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Great colleagues, a nursing team which is fully utilised and supported with VNAs. We are a training practice with excellent facilities and equipment - digital X-ray, latest laboratory equipment, Sevoflurane and Humphrey ADE anaesthesia.

Applicant Requirements

Must be a qualified veterinary nurse and on the RCVS register. The successful applicant will need to be competent in monitoring anaesthetics, venepuncture, taking/processing radiographs, performing routine lab procedures and providing care for hospitalised patients. We fully support and fund additional certification.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Birthday leave
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

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.

Job Ref: BH2492

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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Margaret Oliver from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Margaret Oliver

Senior Talent Partner


Ayrton Veterinary Hospital

Burnhouse Industrial Estate, Whitburn, Bathgate, EH47 0LQ, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal