Helping our clients’ horses live long, happy and healthy lives. 

Posted: Friday 12th July 2024.

Fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our Head Office equine reception team in Swanston, Edinburgh.

As the face of the practice, the successful candidate will be the first point of contact, responsible for assisting and supporting our clients, ensuring their needs are met with a friendly, professional manner whilst delivering a high level of customer service throughout each client experience.

The responsibilities of the receptionist will Include booking appointments, managing the daily diary and email communications, taking telephone calls, processing payments, assisting the veterinary surgeons with requests and general office duties.

Essential skills:

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate and possess:

- good critical thinking

- good decision making and problem-solving skills

- compassion

- a positive attitude

- follow-through and excellent communication and teamwork skills

- the ability to multitask.

Desirable skills:

- Experience working within a veterinary practice along with basic horse care knowledge allowing an understanding of the importance and prompt communications required in emergency care.

- Good geographical awareness of the Edinburgh and Scotland Central Belt area.

- The successful candidate should be a positive and supportive addition to the team with the ability to follow instruction and assist with the smooth running of a busy, ambulatory, veterinary practice.

This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday (no weekends required).

• 40 hours per week

• Salary dependent on experience


Please email your CV and a covering letter to:



The Central Equine Vets Team

Central Equine Veterinary Services Ltd is a first opinion, ambulatory (mobile) equine veterinary practice based in Edinburgh. The clinic provides a high quality service to horse, pony and donkey owners in the Edinburgh, Mid, West and East Lothian, Falkirk, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Clackmannanshire regions of central Scotland.

At Central Equine Vets we take pride in our dedication to the highest standards in equine veterinary practice. We offer a complete equine veterinary service using veterinary medical technology which cannot be matched by any other private practice within the area.

Malcolm Corsar BVM&S Cert. AVP (EP) MRCVS, Matthew Hanks BVSc MRCVS, Holly Marshall BVM&S CertAVP(EM) MRCVS and Rebecca Davies BVetMed MRCVS have over 60 years of combined experience in equine practice, 17 of which have been spent by Malcolm and Matthew working at the world-renowned University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS). During this time, both have become client-recognised equine practitioners, with excellent reputations within eastern central Scotland and the surrounding area.  Holly Marshall joined the practice in 2019, becoming a Partner in 2022, adding her excellent equine veterinary expertise to the team and Rebecca joined us in 2021, moving up from England and bringing her superb veterinary experience to the team and our clients.

The goal of Central Equine Vets is to help our clients’ horses to live long, happy and healthy lives. We believe that a key element to a healthy horse is a great client relationship with an experienced equine veterinary surgeon. Malcolm, Matthew, Holly  and Rebecca are committed to a professional, caring, personalised service.

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We are continuing to maintain our Covid-19 Protocols throughout all appointments and ask that the following guidelines are met:

-Please ensure all horses, where possible, are tied up in an outside space, ensuring that you remain a suitable distance from the vet.

- If you have Covid-19 symptoms (new dry cough, temperature, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell or generally feel unwell), please do not attend your appointment and either cancel it as soon as possible , or arrange for someone to hold your horse on your behalf.

Thank you from all our vets and support staff.

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