Veterinary Care Assistant

Veterinary Care Assistant Camberwell, Greater London Medivet 24 Hour Camberwell - The London Animal Hospital Full Time, Permanent

About us

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, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres.

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.

The role

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity and 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 at Medivet Clapham as a Patient Care Assistant. 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 -18 months, you will be given the opportunity to train as a student veterinary nurse at a local Training College. The successful candidate will have plenty of hands on experience with patients including walking dogs and TLC with cats; you will be responsible for maintaining kennels and the general environment to a high clinical standard following cleaning protocols, feeding animals, animal handling and behaviour, reporting back to and assisting nurses with patient care and preparing medical equipment.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a busy team and possess the confidence to work alone when required; you will have a flexible and adaptable approach to work, happy to get stuck in where ever needed.

Medivet is growing rapidly and it’s an exciting time to join us – we encourage growth and development within your role as well as excellent career prospects and flexibility.

Key accountabilities

  • Feeding animals
  • Animal handling
  • Assisting nurses with patient care
  • Preparing medical equipment.
  • Safe transportation of patients 
  • Cleaning of the ambulance, interior and external 
  • Communication with branches

Skills and experience

Please ensure you upload all your certificates as we won’t be able to proceed with your application without them, this will speed up the recruitment process.

The certificates need to include your Maths and English qualifications.

Applicants must have 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.

Any qualifications taken abroad will require NARIC comparisons.

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.

We require that you live no further than 40 minutes by car from the practice.

Unfortunately, we are unable to progress applicants who do not meet the entry level requirements.

Job number: FR04710