Veterinary Care Assistant
We’re a community of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care. We’re set on building something extraordinary: creating the most forward-thinking and innovative place in the veterinary industry. We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work. Our mission to deliver progressive, around the clock care means our employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available. We provide ongoing support to our teams, both in practice and through our dedicated training centre. This empowers you to get the very best from our advanced equipment while being on your journey to veterinary excellence.
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity and a fantastic first step to become a veterinary nurse? We are looking for a motivated and friendly individual with a strong passion for animal care and welfare to join us as a Patient Care Assistant at the West Kensington branch.
Our Veterinary Care Assistants, known as Patient Care Assistants are an integral part of the team in practice. You will typically be performing a variety of duties, such as ensuring the practice maintains high clinical standards throughout, maintaining kennels and the general environment following cleaning protocols, feeding animals, animal handling and behaviour, reporting back to and assisting nurses with patient care and preparing medical equipment and reception duties.
In this role you will receive full support and guidance with our in-house 'on the job' training program led by a qualified buddy. You will be working in all areas of the practice learning the core principles of veterinary nursing. After 12 months or so, you will be given the opportunity to train as a student veterinary nurse.
Skills and Experience
Entry Requirements: Applicants must have 5 GCSE's at grade C or above to include Maths, English Language and a Science and be in possession of examination certificates, or alternatively; City & Guilds will accept alternative qualifications, e.g. Veterinary Care Assistant Certificate, Animal Nursing Assistant Award or National Diploma in Animal Care - you will still be required to provide proof of GCSE Maths and English and provide the original certificates.
Previous work experience within a veterinary practice is desirable (voluntary or paid) along with a willingness to learn; work experience with animals would also be beneficial.
Please list your qualifications and grades on your CV, including Maths and English and upload your certificates. This will ensure a smooth and faster recruitment process. If you are unable to provide evidence of the entry certificates required, we will not be able to proceed forward with your application at this stage.
Notting Hill and West Kensington