The Role

Ivybank Vets has recently added a 4th branch in Kilmarnock to our existing branches in Irvine, Kilwinning and West Kilbride along the west coast of Ayrshire, so are looking to add to our existing team. We are currently looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse or final year trainee about to qualify, we are a forward-thinking small animal general practice with a motivated team who aim to provide the best of care to our clients and their pet. We operate daily in our 4 branches so this position would be suitable for someone who enjoys a varied surgical and medical caseload. As part of a busy team, you would be expected to support your colleagues as well work independently in nurse clinics. Ideally you will cover 2-3 sites within this role.


Working 41.5 hours per week (Part time hours can be considered and flexible on start times)
Over 5 days (full-time)
1 in 3 Saturday mornings (8:30am-12:00pm) – TOIL
No out of hours or on call as this covered by Vets Now


Up to £25,000 negotiable D.O.E
Relocation allowance of up to £5,000

About Us

You will join a team of 7 experienced nurses and 5 ACAs plus dedicated reception/support staff working with 9 vets. There is a friendly approach with lots of collaboration and case discussion fostered by splitting rotas between a couple of branches give variety in caseload and the opportunity to work in different combinations. As a RCVS nurse training practice, learning and develop important to us, CPD and personal clinical interests are encouraged.

We are well equipped with laboratory equipment (haematology, biochemistry, microscope), imaging (ultrasound, digital xray, dental xray), patient care and monitoring equipment (MPM, drip pumps, drip heaters etc).
Ayrshire has great beaches and lovely countryside with excellent access to the facilities of Glasgow or the outdoor pursuits of Arran. Several branches are close to local train stations for easy travel.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a registered veterinary nurse 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. Must be RCVS registered.


  • 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. 

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