Veterinary Nursing Manager Job at Lamond Veterinary Clinic – in Livingston

Job Description

Posted on 11/06/2021

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for one or two candidates to join us and lead our exceptional nursing team.

We are looking for 2 full time Registered Veterinary Nurses to take on the new roles of Veterinary Nursing Manager and Lead Clinical Veterinary Nurse. We have expanded our current vacancy into two separate roles so that at least 50% of your time can be spent leading from the front on clinical duties. However, we would consider a single combined role for the right candidate.

Duties will include: organising rotas, HR, stock management, health and safety, promoting clinical excellence, overseeing staff training and equipment maintenance.

For both roles excellent communication and organisation skills are essential, alongside a passion for veterinary nursing.

About the Practice

We are a busy RCVS accredited small animal practice with a motivated team made up of 10 vets, 13 RVNs, 3 VCAs and 8 support staff.

We aim to ensure the skills and expertise of our Registered Veterinary Nurses are fully utilised and valued in all aspects of practice and are happy to support all interests. Vet/ nurse certificates currently held in the practice include Soft Tissue & Orthopaedic Surgery and ECC.

Our exceptional reputation over the past 66 years speaks for itself as our clients voted us “Best Scottish Vet” in 2018, 2019 and 2020. We work in bright, spacious purpose-built premises with plans for a refurbishment/ expansion underway. Our practice is particularly well equipped and our caseload is large and varied with many longstanding, loyal clients. We work closely with the Scottish SPCA and other local charities and are an RVN training practice.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a confident all-rounder who has a positive, resilient attitude. The ideal candidate would be level-headed with excellent communication skills. Candidates need to be confident in all first opinion nursing duties and previous management experience would be advantageous. Candidates must be Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) and a full UK driving license is useful but not essential.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

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


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 LGBT+ 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.


Any questions before applying?

Speak to Laura Collings from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Laura Collings

Recruitment Manager – North

[email protected]

About Company

Company: Lamond Veterinary Clinic –

Company Location:  Livingston

Job Category: Healthcare Jobs, Health & Medicine Jobs

About Lamond Veterinary Clinic -