Registered Veterinary Nurse

Crown Vets, Argyle Street
Permanent, Full time
up to £27,000 depending on experience

Posted on 25/04/2022

The Role

Crown Vets are looking for a full time, dedicated and enthusiastic, registered veterinary nurse to join their team. Working across three practices within Inverness, you will join a well-established team working in rotation providing nurse consultations, theatre nursing and inpatient care. 

Crown Vets have three sites within Inverness so you will get to enjoy the hustle and bustle of a busy surgical site and the peacefulness of a consulting only surgery. No two days are the same giving you a varied workload and a good mix of cases.

You will be supported by a team of VCA’s and a dedicated dispensary assistant so your time can be utilised doing what you do best; nursing. 


Working up to 40 hours per week across 5days, the shifts are worked in rotation with the rest of the team. The opening hours are: 8am to 8pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 6pm Friday and 8am to 4pm on a Saturday.

The weeknight OOH cover is shared between the team on a rota basis with a maximum of 1 evening per week. 

The weekend OOH cover is shared with a neighbouring practice which means some weekends are on call and others are simply inpatient care.

The current OOH weekend rota is 1:10, with an inpatient weekend cover in between. Out of hours work is compensated with time off in lieu. In addition, you are paid overtime for every hour worked. 

**Part time hours would be considered for the right candidate. 


Up to £27,000 depending on experience.

Relocation allowance of up to £5,000

About Us

Crown Vets comprises of three practices within Inverness; Argyle Street, Culloden & Canalside. Argyle Street is the head office of Crown Vets. It’s a busy practice with four consult rooms and three theatres. Culloden has two consult rooms and one theatre. Canalside has two consult rooms. 

Crown Vets continually invest in cutting edge equipment allowing their staff to work to their full potential and provide the very best service for their patients. Current equipment includes; multiparameter monitoring, ADE, Doppler, top of the range digital Xray & processor and a fully equipped inhouse laboratory. They are always looking to develop their nurses so whatever your area of interest, Crown Vets are happy to support you through courses to enhance your skills. 

Crown Vets are passionate about wellbeing and want to encourage a good work-life balance. Being based in Inverness makes that easy as it’s a great place to live. Surrounded by stunning scenery, our practices are based in areas that allow you to get out at lunchtime, whether it’s shopping, a walk in the woods or a peaceful walk down the canal. If the outdoor lifestyle is for you, then you would be hard pushed to live in a better place in Scotland as hillwalking, skiing, cycling, wild swimming and water sports are abundant here, and within easy reach. If you’re looking to travel further afield, the local airport has great connections to the rest of the UK and a few places in Europe. 

About the Team 

The Crown Vets team consists of 14 vets, 10 nurses, 3 VCAs, 1 SVN and a dedicated dispensary assistant. They also have a large team of experienced support staff, covering reception and office duties that work across the three sites to keep the practices running smoothly.

Crown Vets have a strong, diverse team who support each other both inside and outside of the work place. Staff wellbeing is a priority at Crown Vets so they are looking for someone who will work as part of the team and get involved. The team love to pull together to celebrate each other’s achievements, raise money for local charities and regularly share home baking in the staff rooms.

Applicant Requirements

You must be a Registered Veterinary Nurse who wants the best for your patients and thrives in a busy practice. You will have excellent communication skills, follow instruction well and support your co-workers. If you are newly qualified, Crown Vets can help you grow in your nursing career and build your confidence. If you have a few more years’ experience and have the desire to learn more, they will support you too. 

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

·    34 days holiday per annum including bank holidays

·    Increasing holiday based on length of service

·    3 days paid CPD leave per annum

·    £550 CPD allowance per annum

·    RCVS Membership paid

·    VDS cover

·    Birthday leave

·    Discounted veterinary fees

·    L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy

·    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

·    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


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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote BH5652 when you apply. 

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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


Crown Vets, Argyle Street

58 Argyle Street, Inverness, IV2 3BB, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal