Kennel Assistant

Kennel Assistant Hendon, Greater London Medivet 24 Hour Hendon Part Time, Permanent

The role

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a Medivet hospital alongside Vets and Nurses? We are looking for a motivated and friendly individual with a strong passion for animal care and welfare to join us as a Kennel Assistant.

You will be working in all areas of the practice learning the core principles of veterinary nursing. This is a unique opportunity for individuals who do not desire to progress to college and become a student veterinary nurse, or do not meet the entry requirements at present.

8 hour shifts, 5 days per week

37.5 hours a week

National minimum wage

Key accountabilities

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.

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 wherever needed.

Candidates will be responsible for the following duties: 

  • This is by no means a complete list. Duties may be added or removed based on the needs of the hospital. 

Sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and dusting throughout the hospital.

Maintaining upkeep of laundry, including hand-cleaning, and folding.

Ensure the exterior of the hospital is always clean and presentable. 

Stock housekeeping supplies as needed 

Upkeep consult rooms by collecting and throwing out rubbish, sweeping, mopping and wiping down walls. 

Disinfect exam rooms.

Cleaning out kennels.

Assisting the veterinary nursing team with ad hoc duties such as:

  • walking or holding patients
  • setting up theatre
  • sterilizing equipment

Skills and experience


The ideal candidate must be/have a: 

Team player who is friendly, compassionate, and hard working.

Positive attitude and good communication skills.

Able to take initiative and multi-task.

Able to lift 12kg  

Able to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during an 8-hr. shift 

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.


Hendon 24 Hour Hospital

Job number: FR04822