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Head Veterinary Nurse

Links Veterinary Group
Haddington, East Lothian
Salary up to £32,000 depending on experience
Closing date
29 Jul 2022

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The Role

Link Vets, Haddington are expanding their services and will be operating as a 24/7 veterinary practice meaning we now need to expand our nursing team! We are looking for a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our fantastic team of nurses.

The role will involve clinical duties as well as organising and mentoring our nursing team. Using your clinical knowledge and management skills to organise stock control and equipment and liaising with senior management to ensure co-operation between departments.


40 hours per week (Full time)
Working across 5 days 
1:6 weekend rota – with generous time back given or option of overtime to be paid 
OOH – Occasional cover for sickness and holidays for night team as and when needed


Up to £32,000 negotiable depending on experience. Relocation allowance if up to £5,000

About us

Our purpose-built building is situated in the picturesque town of Haddington, East Lothian, only 20 miles from Edinburgh city centre. We are lucky enough to have the most beautiful coastline as well as sitting at the foot of the Lammermuir hills. We have a dedicated Reception Team and an Animal Care Assistant. We run dedicated nurse clinics and encourage certificates and CPD.
We have 5 branches situated over East Lothian that are currently manned by 15 vets, 9 nurses and 14 receptionists. We have a regular visiting Orthopaedic vet who visits the surgery every week as well as an onsite ophthalmologist 3 days per week.

Applicant Requirements

Must be RCVS registered, the ideal candidate would have head nurse experience or clinical coaching experience, but training and courses will all be available to help to gain the skills required. This role would also suit an experienced nurse looking to move into their first management role.

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

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. Please use BH5725 as a reference when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Links Vet Group is a very modern veterinary practice with state of the art facilities and contemporary surgeries, backed with over 150 years of trust from pet owners, horse owners and farmers across East Lothian.

As vets and animal lovers, we see our key role as one of helping to keep animals healthy. Protecting them from preventable diseases and avoidable pain and discomfort is just as important to us as treating sick animals and dealing with accidents and emergencies.

As you would expect all of our staff are highly qualified and experienced and chose veterinary practice because they’re passionate about caring for animals. As pet owners ourselves we understand that they’re an important part of the family and we appreciate the trust that owners put in us to care for their animals as we would for our own.

High quality veterinary care is important for all pets so we’ve introduced the Links Health Care Plan to make gold standard preventative treatments more affordable for all and to reward customer loyalty with savings of up to £95 per year.

Find Us
Alderston Field
Haldane Avenue
East Lothian
EH41 3NQ
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