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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Links Veterinary Group, North Berwick
Haddington, East Lothian
Salary up to £32,000 depending on experience
Closing date
10 Jun 2024
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Registered Veterinary Nurse
Links Veterinary Group, North Berwick Branch
Salary up to £32,000 depending on experience plus a £2,000 relocation allowance

Links Veterinary Group are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join their amazing team!

Some of your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing patients for surgical procedures
  • Providing support to animals and their owners before and after operations
  • Assisting in the operating theatre as a scrubbed veterinary nurse
  • Carrying out veterinary nurse consultations
  • Administering medications and fluid therapy to patients
  • Observing and recording patients' vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and pain)
  • Applying bandages to wounds
  • Educating animal owners on nutrition and preventative care and providing basic behavioural advice
  • Assisting during emergency procedures
  • Carrying out a range of diagnostic tests in the practice laboratory (e.g blood samples, urine samples)
  • Dispensing medication and demonstrate to owners how to use them.

About the rota

This is a full-time permanent role from Links North Berwick Branch, working Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week, 9-5pm, you will also be expected to cover shifts from our main site in Haddington 1 in 8 weekends with generous time back, occasional OOH/nightshift sickness cover will also be required with generous time back. 

Want to know more about Links Vet Group?

We are a 24hr, 5 branch small animal practice providing our own out of hours and emergency work. We have 22 Vets, 17 Nurses and a dedicated reception and night team. Our friendly, professional team are highly skilled and passionate about caring for animals.  We encourage a culture of collaboration and ensuring our team are equipped to provide the best care possible.  A happy, satisfied team is conducive to the best care for our clients and we use this value to direct team discussions and decisions.

Our North Berwick Branch is set in a beautiful seaside town and carries out routine consultations and surgery.  The branch benefits from separate Vet and Nurse consult rooms, operating facilities and modern lab machines.  Caseload is varied and the facilities allow for excellent client and pet relationships and case management, alongside the support of our main Haddington site for further workup.  We are looking for a team member eager to take ownership of standards and care provision in the branch. 

The main site in Haddington benefits from a purpose-built site with state-of-the-art facilities and contemporary surgeries; backed with over 160 years of trust from owners across East Lothian.

We have an ophthalmology referral service, alongside a weekly visiting orthopaedic surgeon that both receive external referrals.  Providing our own 24-hour care ensures we remain current and progressive with our ECC care and ambitions.  We have 4 consultation rooms, one of which is a dedicated nurse room, a dedicated dental suite, 2 operating theatres, prep room, dispensary, lab area, observation kennel, isolation kennel, separate dog and cat ward and imaging suite.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –

 Work-life balance

  • 6.8 weeks annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £500 CPD allowance for 24 hours paid pro rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension 5% Employee/3% Employer

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.

For more information please contact Amelia on the contact number provided. Please quote reference BH11577 when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Our North Berwick vet surgery is open Monday to Friday for veterinary consultations and minor surgery. More complex surgery is carried out at our small animal hospital based in Haddington and North Berwick patients have access to all the medical and surgical facilities available at our Haddington surgery

  • Vet Consults
  • Minor Surgery
  • Nurse Clinics
  • 24 hour Emergency Service at our Haddington Surgery
Company info
29-31 Station Hill
North Berwick
East Lothian
EH39 4AS

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