Veterinary Care Assistant

Veterinary Care Assistant National Minimum Wage Faygate, West Sussex Medivet 24 Hour Faygate - Seers Croft Veterinary Surgery Full Time, Permanent

The Opportunity

Here at Medivet Faygate, we are looking for a bubbly, positive and forward-thinking individual to work with us as a Veterinary Care Assistant.

Medivet Faygate, located in Horsham has a beautiful setting, with it’s very own wallabies, that can be seen from various viewpoints in the practice.

The practice sees a very mixed caseload and have a true exotic caseload attended to by our CertAVP vet.

As a Veterinary Care Assistant, you will be an integral part of the practice team.

Working with our veterinary surgeons, qualified nurses, and student nurses to provide exceptional care to our patients.

  • Provide a gold standard service to our patients and clients
  • Following cleaning protocols to maintain cleanliness of the clinical environment
  • Preparing and maintaining medical equipment

40 hours a week

1:4 full weekends

 

Role Accountabilities

  • Assisting Veterinary Surgeons, qualified and Student Nurses with all aspects of their work.
  • Caring for animals, administrating simple medical treatments under instruction and supervision
  • Setting up for surgery, x-rays and medical procedures
  • Walking, feeding and monitoring animals
  • Cleaning, maintaining and ensuring sterility of the clinical environment
  • Client communication
  • Taking payments
  • Processing of insurance documents
  • Reception duties
  • Travel between branches as and when required

Your skills and experience

  • Confident communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • Friendly and personable attitude, with an empathetic approach
  • Passionate about the care and welfare of animals
  • Computer Literate

Whilst not essential the following desirable skills will aid your application

  • Full UK driving licence
  • Five GCSE subjects at grade A-C (4-9) to include Maths, English Language and Science*
  • *Alternative qualifications e.g., Veterinary Care Assistant Certificate, Animal Nursing Assistant Award or National Diploma in Animal Care will be accepted when supported with full Level 2 qualifications in Maths and English i.e., Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE at grade C or above
  • Should you wish to be considered for future Student Veterinary Nurse opportunities you will need to be able to provide original copies of the above certification. Your application to the Medivet Student Nurse program is not guaranteed as there are limited spaces and your certification will need to be provided at the point of application after a successful performance review.

About Us

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK including a number of 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence overseas with practices in France, Germany and Spain.

We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that’s always there. That’s more than a strapline for us, we truly believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference.  This is as true for our colleagues as it is for our patients and clients.  Being part of Medivet means being part of a forward-thinking and caring environment with the very best equipment and treatment options available, and the very best treatment for you as a valued member of the team.

 

Job number: FR04907