Registered Veterinary Nurse

Job Description

The Role

We are currently looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly team at Ivybank Vets in Irvine, Ayrshire. This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week over 5 days with 1 in 3 Saturday mornings and no out of hours.

As part of a busy team you would be expected to support your colleagues as well as being able to independently run Nurse Clinics in our smaller branches. We operate daily in our 3 branches so this position would be suitable for someone who enjoys a varied surgical and medical caseload.

About Us

We are a 3-site practice along the west coast of Ayrshire. We are a forward-thinking practice with a motivated team who aim to provide the best of care to our clients and their pet. We offer a wide range of services in house including dedicated operating theatres, full laboratory facilities, digital radiographs (inc dental rads), ultrasound and a basic orthopaedic kit. Our well-equipped practice prides itself on local reputation and aims to offer a very high standard of medical and surgical first opinion care. We are also a RCVS training practice and learning and development is important to us so personal interests and CPD Is encouraged.
We are a 7 Veterinary Surgeon practice who work closely with a nursing team of 6 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 1 Nurse who is due to graduate. Our nursing team is supported by our 2 Animal Care Assistants and a large team of Receptionists.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a registered veterinary nurse with experience to continue the support network we have available to carry out a combination of medical and surgical tasks and takes full ownership of their cases. We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic, and hardworking candidate who will become a valued member of our dedicated team. We are looking for someone who is keen to get stuck into all aspects of first opinion practice and nursing.


  • 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
  • Free uniform in a number of roles
  • 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.

Job Details

Employment Type:
Position Type:
Vet Nurse / Technician
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Job Location

Ayrshire, United Kingdom

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Ivybank Vets, Irvine