Veterinary Nurse

Surgery Information / Job Description

Position: Veterinary Nurse
Location: Fort Kinnaird Vets4Pets, EH15 3RD
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Starting at £19 000+ dependent on experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our busy first opinion practice in Edinburgh for a Registered Veterinary Nurse who is able to become an integral member of the team.  

This is a full time role, 40 hours per week, with 1 in 3 weekends. There is no OOHs or on call requirements.  

You will be joining a practice owner and a great team of 16, including 3 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses and their 5 vets in this busy and diligent clinic. Our team here sees a variety of cat and dog cases but also a good amount of small furries. We are looking for someone to come on board and really participate in the ongoing growth and development of the practice. We want your input and ideas. Our clinic is really looking for someone who is flexible, open, practical, is a proactive individual who has the ability to use initiative, learn on the job to slot into their new working environment.

Person Specification

You will need to be a dynamic and proactive nurse. The key to your success in this role will be your ability to learn on the job, integrate with the existing work patterns and protocols, pay attention as we do to the client journey and keep a high yet practical level of attention to detail. We value honesty and transparency throughout our work and our work ethic is based around results.

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Work closely with the wilder clinical and non-clinical teams to deliver timely and effective customer care
  • Work closely with the head nurse to learn about the role and how you can best deliver the required results
  • Work with the vets to ensure standards are upheld as well as removing work from the vet team
  • Interact with clients with professionalism and with the right level of detail staying both practical and timely
  • Follow our procedures and protocols consistently and to the required standard
  • Show clients care, compassion, stay proactive and aware of their client journey with us
  • Continue to grow and develop in your clinical skills demonstrating this by regularly suggesting areas of improvement.

Previous experience is preferred and Clinical Coaching experience is beneficial but not essential. New graduates will also be considered.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Client contact and consultations (admission, discharges, vaccinations and clinics)
  • Keeping excellent appropriately detailed client notes / records
  • Assisting the operating vet during surgeries, recovery and in patient care
  • Stock ordering, stock control
  • Insurance work – managing claims as well as pre authorisations and liaising with the clinical team on this
  • Manage and deal with bookings professionally and efficiently using RX Works
  • Comply with all policies and procedures within the surgery, including Health and Safety Regulations
  • Calculate and administer medications and keeping accurate records
  • Other practice administrative task


In return of your dedication and high quality work, we can offer:

  • Competitive salary dependent on your experience
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Paid membership to the RCVS and VDS
  • CPD allowance and encouragement for development
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards, as well as 20% off at Vets4Pets, Pets at Home and the Groom Room

If you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great client service and would like to join our team, we would love to hear from you.

To apply or for further information, please email your CV toAmy.Hill@Vets4Pets.com

We are an equal opportunities employer

Location: TS25 1QF

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