Registered Veterinary Nurse

Oban Vets
Permanent, Full time
Up to £28,000 DOE

Posted on 22/07/2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly and supportive team here at Oban Vets, Oban!

The Role

To deliver a high standard of nursing care to the patients, assist the veterinary surgeons, liaise with clients with regards to inpatient care and carry out nurse clinics. This role will also have varied responsibilities within our mixed practice, with no two days the same!

The role includes rotation of theatre, prep, inpatients and nurse clinics. LA varies depending on the time of year. 

1 in 4 Saturdays
Earliest shift starts at 8am, latest finishes at 6pm.
No on call/ooh

40 hours are across Monday to Friday or Saturday on the week where the Saturday morning shift falls. TOIL is given the following Friday afternoon in lieu of this Saturday morning shift.

Salary for the role is up to £28,000 depending on experience. 

About Us

Oban Vets is a rural mixed practice, located in the bustling holiday town of Oban, on the west coast of Scotland. We have a varied caseload with lots of development opportunities. Oban itself provides easy access to the Highlands and Islands for those that like to explore.

About the Team and Culture

We have 6.2 vets and a team of 5.5 nurses. We take pride in our friendly and inclusive culture, and we strive for clinical excellence.

Specialists include:
•    Acupuncture (vet)
•    Physio (nurse)
•    Diagnostic Imaging (Vet)

Applicant Requirements 

Required skills and experience….
1. Qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse
2. Nurse clinic knowledge
3. Excellent organisational and communication skills

Would be good to have….
1. Specialist clinic knowledge

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 focused 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.
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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


Oban Vets

13 Tweeddale Street, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5DD, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal
  • Farm / Large animal
  • Equine