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In patient Care Registered Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Specialists Scotland (VSS)
Livingston, United Kingdom
£28,000-£30,000 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Dec 2023

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Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

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In patient Care Registered Veterinary Nurse

Salary: £28,000- £30,000 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience

Location: Veterinary Specialists Scotland

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: Flexible working 1 week on & 2 weeks off (7x12hr shifts)

About us

Veterinary Specialists Scotland is a newly established and rapidly expanding, purpose-built, multi-disciplinary referral centre in the heart of Scotland. Based in Livingston, just 20 minutes away from Edinburgh, 40 minutes from Glasgow and 15 minutes from the Edinburgh International Airport, it allows for easy access to cities, or for an escape to the hills and sea.

Since opening in October 2020, we have expanded from 8 to 17 specialists and residency-trained clinicians across seven clinical disciplines. These include soft tissue, orthopaedics, neurology, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, cardiology, dermatology, and anaesthesia and analgesia. Our hospital is well-equipped with the best technology and equipment including MRI, CT, digital radiography, fluoroscopy, endoscopy and advanced diathermy, and our building has huge potential for future expansion.

Your role and responsibilities

We have an exciting opportunity to join our nursing team as an in-patient care nurse. This candidate will experience a varied and challenging caseload as they work within all ward areas of the hospital. Our in-patient care nurses are responsible for providing all aspects of basic and advanced nursing care, including monitoring and the formulation of nursing care plans, nutrition and assisted feeding techniques, post-operative care of surgical procedures, and recovery from medical procedures. At VSS, we encourage and support patient-friendly practice and place high standards of care at the forefront of everything we do.

Working within our dynamic clinical team, the successful candidates will ideally have a good background in referral work, however this is not essential.

As a member of the Linnaeus family, we are committed to the professional development of our nurses, and therefore provide comprehensive support and resources to help individuals reach their full potential.

  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programme
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Equal Family Leave
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Wellness programme including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 veterinary health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best - caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success, and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons, and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

Don’t just take our word for it

To find out more about this vacancy, please contact Becca Thompson on


Veterinary Specialists Scotland is a modern, multi-disciplinary referral hospital at Deer Park, Livingston, close to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

We have created a state-of-the-art facility and assembled a team of highly motivated specialists, nurses and support colleagues, to deliver the best possible clinical care to pets from all over Scotland and Northern England.

Company info
1 Deer Park Road
West Lothian
EH54 8AG
United Kingdom

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