Frequently asked questions
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When visiting the Support Centre for your interview, please use the dedicated visitor parking bays. If they’re all taken, there’s on-street parking in the surrounding residential streets. Please be mindful of any parking restrictions.
Most of our practices have parking facilities for our clients. When attending an interview, please feel free to use one of the available spaces.
You’ll be advised what documents and/or items to bring with you to your interview; this can vary depending on the role you’re applying for. If you’re unsure, our recruitment team will be happy to help.
We recommend you dress smartly unless you’re advised otherwise in the invitation.
If you’re seeing a practice, you’re likely to be involved in some manual tasks. Therefore, we recommend you wear something comfortable that you don’t mind getting dirty. You should also wear flat, closed-toe shoes, as you may be invited into the kennels and theatre areas.
During a competency interview, you’ll be asked questions about your previous experience relating to the role you’re applying for. These questions are usually scenario-based, and we may ask about a time you were involved in a similar situation.
We recommend smart dress for your induction.
VCAs play an important role in practices. They care for all in-patients, as instructed by a Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Surgeon. Responsibilities vary from cleaning the practice and kennels to assisting the Veterinary Surgeon in surgery.
As a mobile VCA, you’ll work between various practices within a defined geographical region. You’ll receive advanced notice of which practices you’ll be working in. Most roles and locations require a full UK driving licence.
If you can’t find a role you want to apply for, please register your interest here and we’ll let you know when a vacancy becomes available.
Of course. Please register your interest here and we’ll let you know when a vacancy that matches your criteria becomes available.
Of course. Once you’ve applied for one role, you can select the ‘reuse application’ option on the application form for another role. There may be different questions associated with that vacancy which will need to be answered, but we’ll advise you which these may be.
To become a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN), you’ll need to apply to become a VCA first. In this role, you’ll learn the workings of the practice and core skills needed to apply for college. After 12-18 months of employment as a VCA, you’ll be able to apply for an accredited college to train as a nurse.
Most of our practices offer work experience, however our spaces are limited. Take a look at our work experience page for more information.
Unfortunately, we can’t take on volunteers at the moment.
The Medivet Graduate Development Programme provides a perfect opportunity to transition from student to independent clinician. The 12-month programme is designed to give graduates the confidence they need to settle into life as a vet. Find out more on our Graduate Development Programme page.
Our vacancies page is updated daily, so check back regularly to find rewarding opportunities. You can also register your interest in a role to be notified of future vacancies.
Of course. We only ask that, if you’ve been invited to an interview that was unsuccessful, you wait three to six months before re-applying for the same or a similar role.
We offer 25 days’ annual leave for Veterinary Surgeons working full time. The annual leave will be pro-rata for part-time opportunities.
We offer 20 days’ annual leave for practice support roles working full time. The annual leave will be pro-rata for part-time opportunities.
We offer a range of benefits that are bespoke to our roles. These include professional body fees for those working in a practice. Please visit a role-specific page to view all the benefits available for that role.
Our core hours in the Support Centre are 9am to 5.30pm. Please bear in mind that some roles may require different working hours to support our colleagues in practice.
Working hours in a practice can vary. We have several 24-hour practices that operate on a shift pattern. All working hours will be discussed with you at your interview.
Unfortunately, we can’t cover any costs incurred while attending an interview.
You’ll have an opportunity at your induction to try on various sizes before ordering your uniform. This will be sent direct to your practice in the first week of your employment.