Registered Veterinary Nurse

Animals 1st Veterinary Surgery, Macmerry
East Lothian
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time
from £21,000 negotiable DOE

Posted on 19/05/2021

The Role

We are currently looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly, growing team. Ideally this will be a full-time role, however we will consider applications from part-time applicants. Salary from £21,000 negotiable DOE.

The role would involve all veterinary nursing duties including in-patient care, anaesthetics, nurse clinics, client care, reception cover and helping to develop our growing team within the practice.

CPD is funded and actively encouraged.

About Us

Animals 1st is a Small Animal veterinary practice based in East Lothian, with our main surgery in Macmerry and branch surgery in Haddington. We have a range of in-house equipment and welcome visiting specialists to the practice which allows us to provide onsite services.
Our growing team consists of 5 vets, 2 RVNs, 2 ACAs, 3 receptionists and a practice manager, who work well together to provide an outstanding level of customer service and patient care. We are a friendly outgoing team, where teamwork is important to us, no matter what your role! We enjoy social nights both in the practice and out when we can.

Applicant Requirements 

Our ideal candidate will be a RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse with experience in practice and a team player with good work ethic. We would also be able to consider a newly qualified nurse, confident with anaesthetics, who would like to gain further experience in a friendly and supportive environment.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)
•    4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
•    3 days paid CPD leave
•    £550 CPD allowance per annum
•    RCVS Membership paid
•    Service based holiday entitlement increases
•    VDS cover
•    Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
•    Enhanced paternity pay
•    Birthday leave
•    Discounted veterinary fees
•    My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Pension
•    CPD/training support
•    Paid bereavement leave
•    Company sick pay
•    Employee opinion survey
•    Free uniform in a number of roles
•    Annual pay reviews
•    Social events
•    Academy & Leadership courses
•    Focus on employee wellbeing
•    Relocation packages
•    Career progression opportunities
•    Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ 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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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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

Talent Partner for Scotland & Isle of Man


Animals 1st Veterinary Surgery, Macmerry

Unit 19 MacMerry Industrial Estate, Macmerry, East Lothian, EH33 1RD, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal