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Out-of-Hours Emergency Nurse - Edinburgh

E-vets Emergency Service
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Competitive Salary
Closing date
9 Aug 2021

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Small Animal, Emergency and Critical Care, Hospital, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
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Are you a highly motivated and experienced veterinary nurse? If so, we would like you to join our out-of-hours emergency team.

We are looking for a confident, down-to-earth nurse with a genuine interest in Emergency and Critical Care nursing. Based at our state of the art hospital the successful candidate will find themselves involved with a friendly and knowledgeable team, who strive to provide the highest standards of ECC care.  Providing out of hours care for 8 user practices within the Edinburgh area. 

The hospital is RCVS accredited, fully equipped with ultrasound, endoscopy, digital x-ray, laparoscopy and all of the other essentials you would expect from a hospital environment.

We encourage and fund our nurses to work towards their Certificate in ECC. We offer a good salary, a varied and interesting caseload and an attractive rota that allows you to pursue your interests in life and to enjoy the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

The package also includes healthshield insurance, company pension scheme, staff pet discount, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, RCVS and VDS fees are re-imbursed  and a generous CPD budget.



There has been a veterinary practice at 171 Mayfield Road in Edinburgh, Scotland, since 1967 when R. F. Hall moved his mixed practice from Stafford Street in the New Town to the present site.

The practice remained a mixed practice treating farm animals, horses and small animals through the 1970s and 1980s until the demographic and economic pressures on farming resulted in a shift to small animal work only in 1990.

This change coincided with a major investment into the practice buildings and facilities by the partners, resulting in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons granting Veterinary Hospital status to the practice in January 1990. Braid Veterinary Hospital was the first veterinary hospital to be registered in Scotland.

pic-sunsetSince then the hospital has built up a reputation for quality veterinary care, in particular in the fields of veterinary surgery, dentistry, internal medicine and behavioural problems. We employ a high number of Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN’s) to support our veterinary team, and Braid is one of a small number of Vet Nurse Training Practices (TP’s) in Scotland.

In September 1999 the hospital also established an emergency clinic “e-vets” which provides emergency care for the clients of eleven local practices, including our own, 365 days a year. In order to provide this service the hospital employs three dedicated emergency veterinary surgeons and two dedicated veterinary nurses who between them provide care and treatment for emergency cases throughout the night and at weekends.


August 2003 saw the opening of our new Leith Walk premises. This facility includes two consulting rooms, a large treatment room, a dedicated operating theatre, an x-ray room, laboratory equipment and kennelling for dogs and cats. These enable us to provide all of the services required by the local pet population, with the exception of overnight hospitalisation.

November 2007 saw the building of further extension work to our Mayfield Road Hospital finish, to provide a larger and more welcoming Reception, with separate cat and dog Waiting Areas.

May 2008 saw vet Scott Dickson’s role within the practice change to that of 3rd Partner.

The partners are committed to continue to provide a high quality health service to all our patients and clients, and are constantly measuring the practice performance against the very best in the U.K.

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Braid Veterinary Hospital
171 Mayfield Road
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