Position title
Equine Imaging Nurse/Radiographer

UE06 - £32,982 to £38,205

Royal (Dick) School Veterinary Studies, The Equine Hospital            

Open-ended, fulltime (35 hours per week, flexible working will be considered)


We are looking for an experience Equine Imaging Nurse/Radiographer to ensure the efficient running of the Equine Hospital imaging facilities, producing a high-quality diagnostic imaging service for our large animal clinical services, research and teaching.


The Opportunity:


The Dick Vet Equine Hospital, Scotland’s premier equine clinic, boast arguably the broadest range of advanced imaging capability in Scotland and the UK. With recently updated facilities our hospital boasts a 64 slice CT unit and a cone beam CT for evaluation of both heads and legs in the standing equid. In addition to this we have a cone beam 90cm wide bore CT unit accessible for horses standing and under general anaesthesia. We have a standing low field MRI and with the opening of the Large Animal Imaging and Research Facility access to high field MRI, the only one of its kind in the UK. The clinic also offers nuclear scintigraphy for investigation of lameness. Supported by a multidisciplinary team, our clinic treats over 2500 horses per annum from across Scotland and beyond and our vibrant and diverse advanced imaging portfolio is unique to the Dick Vet Equine Hospital.


We seek an enthusiastic individual to join our team and support all aspects of our advanced imaging service. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and experience handling and working with horses. A background in imaging would be advantageous but is not critical.


The post-holder will work independently to organise and prioritise daily/weekly workload and will contribute to teaching veterinary students in all aspects of producing diagnostic images. Imaging modalities covered are MRI in standing horses, scintigraphy, radiography and CT of standing and anaesthetised horses. Appropriate training will be provided where necessary.  The post-holder will also ensure ongoing operation of imaging equipment by organising and planning their maintenance programmes; and ensure effective digital archiving of images obtained from these sources.   The role may also involve assisting in other aspects of clinical care/procedures as directed by the equine head nurse.


The post is suitable for a Radiographer or Veterinary Nurses with significant experience of, and interest in, equine imaging.  Horse handling skills are essential.


We are ideally looking for a full-time imager; however, we will consider for those that require flexible working. For further details or informal enquiries, please contact Elinor Muir Equine Veterinary Services Manager on largeanimal.vetservices@ed.ac.uk


Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Qualification as a diagnostic radiographer with at least two years’ experience 

OR a qualified Veterinary Nurse with significant equine imaging experience

  • Excellent horse handling abilities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of radiation protection regulations and university systems, guidelines and policies.
  • Teaching experience desirable 


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As a valued member of our team, you can expect: 

  • A competitive salary starting of £32,982 - £38,205
  • An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. 
  • To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community
  • Comprehensive Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work options. 
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Key dates to note
The closing date for applications is 28 May 2024

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Job Benefits

GBP 32K - 38K

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Job Location
Edinburgh - Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, United Kingdom
Working Hours
Base Salary
euro GBP 32K - 38K
Date posted
May 16, 2024
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