Careers at Galedin Vets

We’re always looking for talented and passionate veterinary professionals to join our team.

With seven branches, including hospital-standard facilities at our Berwick and Galashiels practice, we offer our team fantastic opportunities to develop their skills and take on interesting cases. We offer a generous CPD budget for all of our team, encouraging our vets to pursue certificates and reception teams BVRA awards.

We have a great team spirit and love to spend time together, with weekend dog walks, cake Fridays, cinema evenings, as well as team-building activities such as paddle boarding and bicycle polo. We’re lucky to be based in a beautiful area, with stunning coastline and countryside, all within commuting distance of Edinburgh and Newcastle.

If you’re interested in joining our team, get in touch for an informal, confidential chat.

We have a great team spirit and love to spend time together, with weekend dog walks, cake Fridays, cinema evenings, as well as team-building activities such as paddle boarding and bicycle polo. We’re lucky to be based in a beautiful area, with stunning coastline and countryside, all within commuting distance of Edinburgh and Newcastle.

If you’re interested in joining our team, get in touch for an informal, confidential chat.


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Animal Care Assistant - Berwick upon Tweed

Purpose of post

To act as an ACA within the practice nursing team, assisting the Veterinary Surgeons (VS), Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN) and Student Veterinary Nurses (SVN) in their examinations and treatment of animals attending the practice. Provide a high standard of care and husbandry to in patients, adhering to a high level of infection control. To assist the day to day running of the practice to ensure smooth running of procedures and consults, including reception duties.

Summary of Responsibilities

Working closely with VS, RVN and SVN, under their supervision and guidance the ACA’s duties will include assisting with inpatient care, answering phone calls, infection control, lab work, handling and preparing medical equipment, restocking and animal handling and restraint. The role holder will strive to demonstrate Vet Partners core values; being respectful, collaborative, supportive, dedicated and approachable.

Person Specification

Please find below the key skills, knowledge and experience which are requirements for this post. The following is used to short list candidates, therefore, please ensure you meet the criteria and demonstrate them within your CV and covering letter.

1. Essential technical skills / professional qualifications / relevant education and training

Applicants must hold 5 GCSE’s grade C or above (or equivalent) including Math and English. Computer literate.

2. Essential knowledge and experience

Animal handling including walking dogs and basic cat handling is advantageous. Polite, confident, positive attitude and an excellent team player with great communication skills.

3. Desirable knowledge and experience

Currently studying or interested in studying for a qualification in animal care or management.

4. Other relevant information, for example working hours

Full time but hours to be confirmed.


Galedin offers a competitive benefits package in addition to your salary and allowances including:

A Friendly and professional working environment.
Annual leave allowance 30 days, pro-rata (inclusive of bank holidays).
Generous continuing professional development (CPD) allowance.
Corporate discounts on goods and services.
Staff discount.
Membership subscriptions funded.
Life cover.

Small Animal Vet - Kelso


Maria Mylne               

Seeking: Permanent SA vet, 4.5 day week, 1:3 Saturday mornings, no OOH.

Where: Galedin Veterinary, The Knowes, Kelso, TD5 7BH

Background: We are an expanding mixed practice in the lively market town of Kelso in the beautiful Scottish Borders. The branch is part of the wider Galedin team ( within the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland. Our Kelso branch is a tight knit team with 3.5 SA vets, 2 RVNs, an ACA and 4 LA vets. We are lucky to have a very experienced reception team who manage our diaries exceptionally well and genuinely look out for all of us. Our out of hours is provided within our Galashiels branch by our dedicated OOH service E-Vets Borders. We also have a small consulting branch at Coldstream which is staffed by a Kelso vet daily for a short afternoon consult session. Who we need: We need an enthusiastic, experienced small animal vet to join us to support our expanding case load. We enjoy teaching, with a regular rota of students, and have a relaxed atmosphere in the practice where we all support each other’s learning. We would encourage you to come and visit us to see if you think we would be a great fit for you. 

What we can offer you: Varied 1st opinion caseload, mostly cats and dogs with a few exotics cases - mainly rabbits. 15 minute appointments as routine with 30 minutes for euthanasia appointments,  blood  sampling or more complicated cases.  Opportunities to consult and operate equally shared between the team. Working day usually 8.30am – 6pm and we nearly always get away for lunch with the Cobby and Mayfield within easy reach for lunchtime group dog walks. Support of an experienced and friendly team of vets, most of us have been with the practice for 4 years +. Really strong team ethos with an active social committee and enjoy regular after work meals at The Waggon. We are an outdoorsy bunch and are lucky to be within easy reach of the Eildons, Ruberslaw, the Cheviot and only 2 hours from the lakes and the most southerly Munros. We have even ventured paddleboarding after work! 1:3 Saturday mornings are sole charge 8am – 12pm, but you will have an experienced receptionist or nurse to support you and phone back up is available from our Galashiels branch. OOH provided within Galedin at E-vets Borders Salary dependant on experience, but up to £47, 000 for FT hours. 33 days holiday per year (pro rata for PT) CPD encouraged and funded - 5 days annually with £1750 budget (pro rata for PT), as well as opportunities to support certificates for the suitable candidate Staff dogs welcome (current motley crew includes lurchers, spaniels, labradors, terriers, a pointer and a 3 legged collie!). 

Other benefits: Staff discounts on products (cost price) and services (50% discount), bike to work scheme, workplace pension, enhanced sickness scheme, enhanced maternity & paternity scheme, opportunity to buy/sell holidays, Healthshield cashplan, optional private health care We are happy to help you find accommodation if you are relocating.  

You can contact Maria Mylne ( for more details and with any questions. Maria is our senior small animal vet and joined the practice from Devon 4 years ago with a mixed practice background. She has been annoying us ever since and has also recently completed her certificate in small animal surgery. She enjoys mentoring new and recent graduates and generally keeps us right with a smile. Mary Hall ( is also happy to speak to potential applicants, Mary joined the practice as a new graduate 3 years ago, and we must have done something right to keep her! Mary now primarily focuses on LA work but is still a frequent bubbly visitor to our prep room and lends a hand whenever needed.

We are happy to host you for a morning/day if you are interested so you can see if we would be a good fit.



Receptionist - Galashiels


Louise Shanley             

Our Galashiels team is looking for a part time receptionist to join our busy ever growing practice! Are you the ideal person to join our team?   At Galedin we pride ourselves on our client care, and in this role your strong interpersonal skills will be key to developing and maintaining our client relationships. Your principal areas of responsibility will be to provide a first-class friendly and efficient service whilst welcoming clients, dealing with queries and booking appointments (face to face and by telephone), and taking and recording payments.   Previous experience of working in a veterinary or agricultural environment will be beneficial, although it is not essential as training will be provided. What is essential, however, is your ability to demonstrate an excellent track record in the delivery of customer service to a very high standard. 

In addition to the above, you must be computer literate, numerate, and possess excellent time management skills.   Hours of work are expected to be 29 hours per week. The role fulfils a Saturday morning rota from 8.00am to 1.00pm on a rotational 1 in 3 basis. The working pattern for this position is expected to be; Monday 8am-1pm, Tuesday 8am-1pm, Wednesday 8am-6pm, Thursday 1pm-6pm, Friday 12pm-6pm. A flexible approach is desirable to provide cover for any planned holidays or unplanned absence.   If you meet the criteria, please click the APPLY button to submit your application, with an up to date cover letter and CV, demonstrating your suitability for the role. Please upload your cover letter and CV within one Word or PDF document to be considered.   The closing date is Sunday 4th June at 5pm; however, it is advised to submit your application as soon as possible as interviews will take place as soon as suitable candidates are identified.   We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date, should suitable applicants be identified. Applications submitted through agencies will not be accepted.


Galedin offer a competitive benefits package, in addition to your salary and allowances including:

30 days holiday (Pro-rata). Staff discounts Staff dogs are welcome at the practice. Enhanced sickness, maternity and paternity pay Life Cover Health Shield cash plan Workplace Pension. Bike2Work scheme Buy/sell holidays Opportunity for career progression within a large and growing practice.

Further details are available should you be successful and offered employment with us.

Full & Part Time ECC OOH Veterinary Surgeons


Come and join E-Vets Borders based in Galedin Veterinary Clinic in Galashiels.  Out of hours covering several veterinary clinics in the Borders.    We are looking for 2 Emergency and Critical Care out of hours Veterinary Surgeons to join and expand our team. Offering Shared rota, covering weeknights and weekends. Includes some weekend days and a few Bank Holiday days - Full time OR Part time hours considered.   Salary dependent on experience.   We can offer a well equipped clinic with NEW ICU. Genuine enthusiasm for emergency and critical care required. You should be confident working as a sole vet with a capable RVN also on site. Supportive team with back up is available if needed. 

Study for Certificate encouraged.   SEND CV TO:



Generous CPD allowance, Generous holiday allowance. Competitive staff discount rates on products (cost price) and services (50%). Staff dogs are welcome at the practice. Life Assurance (after qualifying period). Health Shield Cash Plan Further qualifications including certificate encouraged and supported. Workplace Pension. Opportunity to apply for the Cycle2Work scheme