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Registered Veterinary Nurse - Musselburgh, East Lothian

Gordon Vets
Musselburgh, East Lothian
Salary form £23,000 negotiable DOE.
Closing date
8 Feb 2022

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The Role

Gordon Vets, Musselburgh is looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team. The position is full time although part time can be considered  working within our busy small animal practice. The role will involve varied duties including hospital work, theatre work, nurse consults and some (minimal) reception work. This will be rotated equally between the nurse team. We do regular orthopaedics and endoscopy work.


Working  40 hours per week.

You will be required to participate in the out of hours rota, which incudes one evening (until 11pm) once every 2 weeks,

1 in 8 weekends

1 in 8 Sundays -  Long weekends are awarded after weekend work.


Form £23,000 negotiable DOE.

About Us

We are a very busy small animal practice with a long-standing loyal client base. We have 3 surgeries located in East and Mid Lothian. We are ideally situated with access to amazing beaches and spectacular coastline, the rambling hills of Midlothian and the close to the stunning city of Edinburgh.

We are a 14 Veterinary Surgeon practice, with 9 Registered Veterinary Nurses and excellent support staff. We have an orthopaedic certificate holder and two GP certificate holders, and we are also a nurse training practice. We are well equipped with digital X-ray, ultrasound, endoscope, full laparoscopic surgical equipment, dental/dental X-ray. We are a friendly and supportive practice where you will be made to feel like an integral part of the team. We strive to provide an excellent level of service to our established client base. We are a training practice and pride ourselves in our high standards of nurse training.

Applicant requirements

Must be RCVS registered and qualified, experience preferred but full support can be given for the right candidate, fully supported further certification and CPD allowance available.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata

•    4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
•    3 days paid CPD leave
•    £550 CPD allowance per annum
•    RCVS Membership paid
•    Service based holiday entitlement increases
•    VDS cover
•    Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
•    Enhanced paternity pay
•    Birthday leave
•    Discounted veterinary fees
•    My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Pension
•    CPD/training support
•    Paid bereavement leave
•    Company sick pay
•    Employee opinion survey
•    Annual pay reviews
•    Social events
•    Academy & Leadership courses
•    Focus on employee wellbeing
•    Relocation packages
•    Career progression opportunities
•    Free flu jabs

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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

When applying for this role please quote job reference BH3618.

To submit your application click the apply button.


Gordon Veterinary Group is a long established (1834) family owned and run companion animal and equine practice based in Musselburgh, Bonnyrigg and Penicuik.

In September 2006 the Musselburgh surgery moved into new purpose built hospital standard premises on the same site and the old surgery has now made way for an improved and larger car park.

Convenient Locations -Serving East Lothian, Mid Lothian and Edinburgh we are easy to find.   Facilities and Equipment - Our high level of investment in our facilities and equipment demonstrates our commitment. You can see for yourself and we are happy to show you our clinical facilities if you wish.

Find Us
Gordon vets
111 Market Street
East Lothian
EH21 6PZ
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