Veterinary Care Assistant

Job title: Veterinary Care Assistant Location: Hendon, Greater London Practice: Medivet 24 Hour Hendon Hours: Full Time Contract type: Permanent

The Role

Our Veterinary Care Assistants, known as Patient Care Assistants are an integral part of the team in practice. This is a permanent role at our Hendon 24 Hour hospital where you will 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.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in looking to pursuing a career as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in future and offers an excellent insight to what it means to be an exceptional nurse.

We are committed to supporting you and will provide full on the job training, led by a qualified buddy.

We are looking for dedicated, professional colleagues who show a real passion and positive attitude in every duty they perform. If you work hard and show your commitment to progressing further within your career, we are committed to fully supporting your career development and will financially support you on your journey to becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse by progressing onto college as a Student Veterinary Nurse.

43 hours a week

National Minimum Wage

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have plenty of hands on experience with patients including walking dogs and TLC with cats; any previous experience working within a veterinary practice or rescue centre (voluntary or paid) is advantageous.

We are looking for colleagues who demonstrate commitment and a positive attitude. Enjoy working within busy environments and within a team, however, must show confidence when working alone as and when required; demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to work and happy to get stuck in where ever needed.


Applicants must hold 5 GCSE's at grade C / 4 or above to include Maths, English Language and a Science and be in possession of examination certificates.

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.

If you have taken your qualifications abroad, we will require a NARIC comparison.

Please upload you certificates (not statements !) including Maths, English and Science. 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.

The Branch

Medivet 24-hr Hendon is a bustling hospital, it has recently been recognised as one of London’s best veterinary practices.

The successful candidate will be joining a highly experienced team led by Branch Partner and Vet, Jerry Dunne, Senior Partner and Vet, Richard Leonard. 

We have seven permanent vets plus a large volume of mobile and referring vets on any given day, including certificate holders or those currently undertaking a certificate. 

We have a fantastic nursing team of 12 including RVN and SVN's and reception team. 

It houses an MRI/CT unit and so treats many interesting neurology, medicine, surgical and other cases. Additionally, Hendon 24hr is equipped with endoscopy, arthroscopy, digital x-ray, ultrasound, multi-parameter monitors, in-house bloods and much more! The group is also supported by it's own pet blood bank, laboratory as well as other services.

Medivet Hendon supports Medivet clinics in all of Northwest London but also the whole of Southern England, with interesting and complicated cases.