About the role

Veterinary Care Assistant play an essential role in the day-to-day running of our practices, they provide support in caring for pets, including walks and playtime, maintaining high clinical standards.

The role provides the perfect introduction for those wanting to pursue a career in veterinary nursing and is usually the first step to becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse. In this varied and rewarding role, you’ll learn the core principles of veterinary nursing and get to grips with life in a busy practice.


  • Pension
  • Access to 24-hour counselling
  • Min 28 days’ annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish
  • Medivet discount on our products and services

Progression and development are at the heart of everything we do, and we offer a wide range of opportunities to develop your skills and experience. As well as regular catch-ups and a tailored personal development plan, you’ll have access to e-learning platforms, interpersonal skills courses (including personal effectiveness and handling difficult conversations with clients), and individual leadership modules to suit your career path.

Spending time as a Veterinary Care Assistant provides the perfect introduction for those pursuing a career in veterinary nursing. If you’re eligible you’ll have the opportunity to apply for a college apprenticeship to become a Student Veterinary Nurse.

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