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We have an exceptional opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team on a fixed-term contract basis of 6-12 months, with a flexible start date.

We are seeking an enthusiastic nurse with a passion for patient care, a commitment to high clinical standards, and a desire for a stimulating and rewarding work environment, particularly with an interest in Orthopaedics, surgery, and diagnostic imaging. Our clinic offers both First Opinion and Orthopaedic Referral services, and our nurses rotate across all areas.

At East Neuk Veterinary Clinic, we set the bar high for surgical care in dogs and cats, often receiving referrals from veterinary surgeons across Scotland for specialist orthopaedic treatment. As a result, we handle a diverse orthopaedic caseload, encompassing routine procedures and fracture cases. Our focus remains on delivering affordable, evidence-based care of the highest quality to each of our patients.

The role will involve various responsibilities such as inpatient care, client assistance, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia support, nurse consultations, assisting in surgeries, maintaining surgical equipment, preparing patients for procedures, and ensuring adequate stock levels.

Work in a Stateoftheart Hospital

We have well-equipped, spacious operating theatres with Multiparameter Monitoring, DR X-Ray, plus a new Siemens CT scanner and ultrasound. We stock Arthrex and Synthes fracture plating and TPLO systems, whilst the clinic also has CUE, Synacart and the Biometrix THR kits available. At East Neuk we believe in providing all our staff with the best equipment available.

Situated in the charming village of St Monans in the East Neuk of Fife, our location is surrounded by picturesque beaches, coastal trails, and unique local cafes, shops, and businesses. Despite the tranquil setting, we're just an hour away from Edinburgh and a 45-minute drive to Dundee, ensuring easy access to the excitement of city life.

Working hours

This is a fixed term contract position, we can be flexible on the length of the contract between 6-12 months and are also flexible on start date to suit you. Our team is central to our mission, and we recognise the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance to help them thrive.

This is a full-time role, with 40 hours spread across 4 days per week, including a rotating weekend schedule of 1:10. Shifts typically fall within the hours of 7:30 am to 6:30 pm / 8:00 am to 7:00 pm or 9:30 am to 8:30 pm. There are no out-of-hours or on-call responsibilities associated with this position.

Join an advanced team

We're proud to have a welcoming and supportive team consisting of 7 Veterinary Surgeons, 10 Veterinary Nurses, and 5 front-of-house staff members. Two of our surgeons hold prestigious RCVS and European Specialist qualifications in Small Animal Surgery, and we're fortunate to have numerous experienced Certificate Holders and Advanced Practitioners on board.

Our collaborative team fosters a supportive, and inclusive atmosphere which we pride ourselves on. With this in mind, we will welcome applications from RVNs of varying experience levels, including those who have recently qualified or would be new to referral practice.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive salary of up to £30,000 (pro-rata), you will benefit from:

  • Work-life balance
    • 6.8 weeks annual leave
    • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
    • 4-day Working Week
    • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Wellbeing
    • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
    • Private Medical Insurance
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
    • Non-accidental injury support
  • Development
    • £550 CPD allowance with 24 hours paid pro rata
    • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
    • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
    • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
    • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
    • Quality Improvement Programme
  • Professional Memberships
    • VDS cover
    • RCVS fees
  • Additional
    • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
    • Pension 5% Employee/3% Employer
    • Discounted staff pet care
    • Relocation allowance

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.