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Equine Imaging Nurse/Radiographer

The University of Edinburgh
Salary £32,982 to £38,205
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Equine, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Equine Imaging Nurse/Radiographer

Edinburgh - Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, United Kingdom (100% On-campus)


Job Information

  • Job Identification: 10284
  • Locations Easter Bush Campus, Roslin, EH25 9RG, GB (100% On-campus)
  • Apply Before: 05/28/2024, 11:59 PM
  • Health and Safety Requirements: Key hazards identified (plan is in place)
  • Criminal Record Check: No criminal record check required
  • Contract Type: Open Ended
  • Number of Openings 1
  • Grade: UE06
  • Organisation: Royal Dick Veterinary Studies, Royal Dick Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh University Group
  • Department: Royal Dick Veterinary Studies
  • Job Function: Animal Care
  • Job Schedule: Full time

Job Description

UE06 - £32,982 to £38,205

Royal (Dick) School Veterinary Studies, The Equine Hospital            

Open-ended, fulltime (35 hours per week, flexible working will be considered)

We are looking for an experience Equine Imaging Nurse/Radiographer to ensure the efficient running of the Equine Hospital imaging facilities, producing a high-quality diagnostic imaging service for our large animal clinical services, research and teaching. 

The Opportunity:

The Dick Vet Equine Hospital, Scotland’s premier equine clinic, boast arguably the broadest range of advanced imaging capability in Scotland and the UK. With recently updated facilities our hospital boasts a 64 slice CT unit and a cone beam CT for evaluation of both heads and legs in the standing equid. In addition to this we have a cone beam 90cm wide bore CT unit accessible for horses standing and under general anaesthesia. We have a standing low field MRI and with the opening of the Large Animal Imaging and Research Facility access to high field MRI, the only one of its kind in the UK. The clinic also offers nuclear scintigraphy for investigation of lameness. Supported by a multidisciplinary team, our clinic treats over 2500 horses per annum from across Scotland and beyond and our vibrant and diverse advanced imaging portfolio is unique to the Dick Vet Equine Hospital. 

We seek an enthusiastic individual to join our team and support all aspects of our advanced imaging service. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and experience handling and working with horses. 

The post-holder will work independently to organise and prioritise daily/weekly workload and will contribute to teaching veterinary students in all aspects of producing diagnostic images. Imaging modalities covered are MRI in standing horses, scintigraphy, radiography and CT of standing and anaesthetised horses. Appropriate training will be provided where necessary.  The post-holder will also ensure ongoing operation of imaging equipment by organising and planning their maintenance programmes; and ensure effective digital archiving of images obtained from these sources.   The role may also involve assisting in other aspects of clinical care/procedures as directed by the equine head nurse.

The post is suitable for a Radiographer or Veterinary Nurses with significant experience of, and interest in, equine imaging.  Horse handling skills are essential.

We are ideally looking for a full-time imager; however, we will consider for those that require flexible working. For further details or informal enquiries, please contact Elinor Muir Equine Veterinary Services Manager on

 Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Qualification as a diagnostic radiographer with at least two years’ experience 

OR a qualified Veterinary Nurse with significant equine imaging experience

  • Excellent horse handling abilities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of radiation protection regulations and university systems, guidelines and policies.
  • Teaching experience desirable 

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As a valued member of our team, you can expect: 

  • A competitive salary starting of £32,982 - £38,205
  • An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. 
  • To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community
  • Comprehensive Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work options. 
    Check out the full list on our staff benefits page (opens in a new tab) and use our reward calculator to discover the total value of your pay and benefits

Championing equality, diversity and inclusion

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter, and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Prior to any employment commencing with the University, you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages (opens new browser tab)

Key dates to note
The closing date for applications is 28 May 2024

Unless stated otherwise the closing time for applications is 11:59pm GMT. If you are applying outside the UK, the closing time on our adverts automatically adjusts to your browsers local time zone.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About The Team

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than eight hundred staff and almost eighteen hundred students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.    

The school comprises:   

·       The Roslin Institute   

·       The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems   

·       The Roslin Innovation Centre   

·       The Hospital for Small Animals   

·       Equine Veterinary Services   

·       Farm Animal Services   

·       Easter Bush Pathology   

·       The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education   

We represent the largest concentration of animal science-related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national, and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.  


The school is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and participates in the Veterinary Medical Colleges Admissions Service (VMCAS). We are consistently ranked the best vet school in the UK by both the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and the Guardian League Tables. We are consistently ranked among the best in the world by global rankings.

The school is a global education provider with over 1,800 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students from around the world. We provide world-class education to improve the health of animals and human beings alike and are leaders in veterinary education, research, and clinical practice, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Roslin Institute collaborates closely in delivering research-led teaching to undergraduate veterinary students and promoting clinical veterinary research and translation. The unique association with leading medical and veterinary schools (through the University’s College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine) with a genuine commitment to the concept of One Medicine, also enables the translation of expertise and knowledge into human health and vice-versa. 

Research Impact

In a joint submission to the latest UK Research Excellence Framework exercise, research at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been ranked number one in the UK for agriculture, food, and veterinary sciences by combining Times Higher Education’s ratings for each institution. The judgement, based on the quality and breadth of research, maintains the R(D)SVS and SRUC’s position as the strongest provider in these subject areas. The institutions’ research environment was classified to be 100 per cent world leading or internationally excellent for agriculture, food, and veterinary sciences research. The Vet School and SRUC submission was also assessed as being 100 per cent world leading or internationally excellent in terms of the impact its research work has on wider society.


The school holds a Silver Athena SWAN award, and the Roslin Institute holds a Gold Award in recognition of their commitment to advance the representation of women in veterinary medicine and animal science. It is home to a thriving and diverse community of staff and students, with access to facilities including campus allotments and apiary, cycle storage and showers, walking and running trails, two restaurants and a modern

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The University of Edinburgh is an exciting, vibrant, research led academic community offering opportunities to work with leading international academics whose visions are shaping tomorrow’s world.

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies was founded in 1823 by William Dick

William Dick
William Dick was an outstanding practitioner who made great strides in establishing veterinary education in Scotland. Besides setting up the School in 1823, he was appointed Veterinary Surgeon in Scotland to Queen Victoria in 1844.

By the time of his death in 1866, the 818 students he had taught were to be found throughout the world. Among them were the founders of veterinary schools in Glasgow, Liverpool, Ireland, Canada, the USA and Australia.

Clyde Street Veterinary College
In the autumn of 1829 William Dick’s lectures were given in Clyde Street, probably in the old building at number 8. It was in Clyde Street that Dick first trained as a farrier at his father's forge.

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0131 651 7300
Easter Bush Campus
EH25 9RG

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