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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Greenside Veterinary Practice
Melrose, United Kingdom
£30,000 per annum, Up to
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for an RVN to join our supportive and forward thinking team at the UK’s leading regenerative medicine and rehabilitation clinic. We pride ourselves on being a hard-working collaborative team where all team members are valued. Our RVN's thrive in our clinic as they are able to build and develop their skills in all areas of the clinic with a special attentiveness to radiography as this is a nurse led service.

We have been doing regenerative medicine at Greenside for 10 years, recently producing a scientific paper to support the work we do. We have an interest in evidence based medicine, strive to provide clinical excellence as well as continuing to work on research and development with in the regenerative medicine field. Our patients needs are at the centre of everything we do, often this requires taking into consideration a variety of medical conditions alongside the reason for their referral to us, meaning we see an interesting and varied caseload. The service provided is also very inclusive of the client, as many of our patients suffer with osteoarthritis, a life long condition we provide help and support through the pets entire life. This means we know our clients well and build up a great repour. As many clients bring their pets from all over the UK, it is rewarding to be able to go the extra mile to make the experience as fulfilling as possible. No previous experience or knowledge in regenerative medicine is expected as all training will be provided in-house.

This is a new role to help keep up with demand of our ever growing service, the successful candidate will be joining our friendly and supportive nursing team which is made up of 3 RVNs, 2 apprentice SVNs and PCA.

At Greenside we are committed to individual career advancement, including support clinical skills development in all areas of interest, we have access to a huge bank of Linnaeus CPD including the AVA accredited Anaesthesia, RECOVER, ECC and Leadership Development.

This will be a great position for an experienced nurse looking to be at the fore front of a new and exciting field of veterinary medicine. Someone who would like to grow their knowledge and expertise, be part of a remarkable team and maximise their nursing talent. The successful candidate will be someone who has a positive attitude towards work and is passionate about creating a better world for pets. This position involves a 40-hour, five day week, with the option for on call if interested. We would also welcome applicants who are looking for more flexibility in their working week and would be open to discussions about what that would look like.

  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Wellness program including:
  • Employee assistance program
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual Flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

About us

Greenside Vets is a mixed practice with a solid farm base and an ever-expanding quality companion animal component. There is no requirement to be involved in large animal work. Our main site is well equipped including; DR x-ray, new ultrasound, dental x-ray, bronchoscopy, gastroscopy, and multi-parameters. We have a growing orthopaedic caseload and perform some advanced soft tissue procedures in-house too. Our purpose-built rehabilitation and stem cell referral clinic includes a hydrotherapy underwater treadmill and qualified veterinary physiotherapists within the team. This is the only one of its kind in Scotland and presents a huge opportunity to our clients and their pets.

We are a welcoming and sociable team who enjoy bringing fun into the workplace as well as organising out of work social events throughout the year.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.


Greenside Veterinary practice at the heart of the St Boswells community.

We have 2 practices in St Boswells and in Jedburgh. Greenside Vets offer bespoke animal care in the region of the Scottish Borders. We cater to the needs of small and large animals from all parts of the UK, who travel to St Boswells in order to access veterinary diagnostic treatment options not available elsewhere. Clinical directors Morven Coutts, Neil Cameron and Andrew Armitage endeavour to keep the vet practice working for and with the St Boswells's community whilst striving to offer the highest quality of veterinary care to our clients and their animals. We are your local vets, book your next appointment with us today.

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