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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Ayrton Veterinary Hospital
Bathgate, West Lothian
Salary up to £30,000 negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
6 Jun 2022
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The Role

We are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team here at Ayrton Vet Hospital on a full/part time basis. Our nursing team are fully utilised to their potential; offering a varied and challenging role which will include prep/theatre patient involvement (e.g., IV placement in all patients, blood taking, laboratory work, radiography, dentistry, and surgery assist). We also have designated ward rotation for improved in-patient care and routine consultation RVN clinics. 


Working 37.5 hours per week (full time but part time hours also available)

Working across 3-5 days

OOH 1 night during the week (from 5:30pm – 8:30am on call and only need to go into clinic if there are inpatients in clinic, vet is also on call)

1:5 weekends OOH (Saturday 8:30am-5pm) 

As of Late summer 2022, there will be no OOH at this practice as it will switch over to Vets Now. However, in the meantime there is the following on call rota.

1 shift per week from 5:30pm-8:30am on call with phone only and to cover inpatient care, with an option of staying on site when on call as accommodation is available.


Up to £30,000 negotiable D.O.E.

Relocation package of up to £5,000

About Us

We have a beautiful, light, purpose-designed, spacious building to work in. Located between the cultural and historical cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Great colleagues, a nursing team which is fully utilised and supported with VNAs. We are a training practice with excellent facilities and equipment - digital X-ray, latest laboratory equipment, Sevoflurane and Humphrey ADE anaesthesia.

Applicant Requirements

Must be a qualified veterinary nurse and on the RCVS register. The successful applicant will need to be competent in monitoring anaesthetics, venepuncture, taking/processing radiographs, performing routine lab procedures and providing care for hospitalised patients. We fully support and fund additional certification.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Birthday leave
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Initiatives focussed 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.

Please use BH2492 as a reference when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Ayrton Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve the Whitburn and West Lothian community with the highest quality Veterinary care and to provide specialist Veterinary services, such as Orthopaedic surgery, Endoscopy and Laparoscopy (key-hole surgery), to a wider national clientele.

In 2009 Ayrton Veterinary Centre achieved the status of Veterinary Hospital - one of only 7 in Scotland. The Hospital is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). We are inspected every 4 years to ensure that Hospital standards are being maintained. Ayrton was re-accredited in 2013.

Find Us
01501 744736
Burnhouse Industrial Estate
West Lothian
EH47 0LQ
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