Career Opportunities

Two rare opportunities to join Macqueens. Proudly independent. We’re looking for a confident vet and an enthusiastic student nurse, ready to take their place in our awesome happy team.

Opportunity for a Veterinary Student Nurse

August 2022 – We are looking for our next student nurse to join our experienced team of 22 RVNs, including three clinical coaches and two students. For the first twelve months you would work as part of the team carrying out cleaning, patient care and reception duties with a view to starting your training for the City & Guilds Level 3 Veterinary Nursing Diploma with one day a week at college, in September 2023. Click to learn more…

Dedicated to providing the highest possible levels of veterinary care to our patients in a compassionate and caring manner, we have been given 5 OUTSTANDING RCVS awards and are Gold Cat-Friendly. You will get to use all those skills you learn about at college!

Your rota will be for a 40 hour week, made up of 8 hour shifts including some weekend work.

We have an emphasis on working together and enjoying what we do (and cake!).
We provide a first class orthopaedic referral service and 24 hour intensive medical care, but above all give expert TLC.

You will study for the City & Guilds Level 3 Veterinary Nursing Diploma. You need to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above which MUST include Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject. Alternative qualifications of a comparable or higher standard may be accepted.

Please complete the Application Form before 5th September 2022 and we will be in touch!

Vacancy for an Out of Hours Vet

July 2022 – We have a vacancy for a Vet to join our Out-of-hours team, taking responsibility for our in-patients and emergency calls, supported by an RVN. Shift patterns are negotiable but we are looking for at least 2 nights a week, although weekend and day shifts are available if you wish. Click to learn more…

We are an independent RCVS Approved Hospital with 5 Outstanding Awards and ICC Gold Cat-Friendly status and are also working towards several further accreditations. We have on-site CT scanning with a dedicated radiographer, laparoscopy and full Hospital equipment.

You will be part of a friendly team of 7 vets and 22 qualified nurses, many with additional qualifications and skills. Our nursing and reception team are experienced, friendly and supportive. We have been a respected Orthopaedic referral practice for 30 years, and also offer regular clinics with a visiting Diplomate Cardiologist and an Advanced Practitioner Ophthalmologist.

“I’ve never worked somewhere where everyone seems so happy, and is so lovely to work with”

“Such a pleasure working with you guys. You have such a fab team, having worked in many places, you should be so proud”

Quotes from locums, 2021

We are committed to continually investing in our team, equipment and facilities to ensure we always provide our patients with the best care possible and our staff with the opportunity to be the vets and nurses they always wanted to be. Certificates are fully supported, funded and encouraged. We also offer personal development CPD to enhance your enjoyment of veterinary life, such as Vet Dynamics Vet Academy and the Colourful Consultation. We offer IMS placements for vet students in their final year at college and are enjoying helping the next generation of vets develop their skills.

We have embraced new technology and ways of working throughout the pandemic and believe that many of the things we learned have been applied to further enhance the personal, high-quality service that we offer. As an independent and aspirational practice, we are always on the lookout for different ideas to constantly develop the way we work.

So, if you’re passionate about client and pet care, and love being part of a committed team who learn and develop together whilst eating a lot of cake, drop us an email ([email protected]) and we look forward to talking to you.