Animal Care Assistant, Jobs, Southern England, Luton, 12852

Animal Care Assistant - Luton

Animal Care Assistant

  • Job Ref: 12852
  • Posted on April 21st 20172017-04-21
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Vets Now is the UK’s leading out-of-hours pet emergency and critical care service dedicated to improving the lives of pets and vets.

Vets Now Luton - Animal Care Assistant

At Vets Now, we take extra time to train our team — so when we say we’re all experts, we really mean it.  So, whether you’re a Vet or a Receptionist, rest assured your role is vital, and you will receive the best training and support to deliver an excellent service.

When you work for Vets Now you’ll feel part of a wider community of like-minded people who strive to provide the best in emergency and critical care for animals and their owners.

Role Details:

Vets Now Luton are offering an excellent opportunity to become an Animal Care Assistant within their clinic.  This opportunity will give the successful candidate a chance to learn more skills under the supervision of our Registered Veterinary Nurses.  You will work closely with the Nursing team to support our emergency caseloads.  You will provide a great level of care to all patients by feeding, walking, grooming and husbandry requirements.  As well as this, you will support the receptionist with administration work, and answering of emergency calls when busy.

Shift Pattern

  • Working one weeknight per week – 19:00 to 22:00

  • Working alternate weekends.

    Example weekend rota pattern –

    Weekend 1 – Sat and Sun evening – 17:00 to 22:00

    Weekend 2 - Off

    Weekend 3 – Sun – 09:00 to 17:00

    Weekend 4 - Off

Required Skills:

  • Due to the hours of the role you must be 18 and over to apply

  • Organised and able to work independently

  • Compassion and empathy to animals and clients in emergency situations

  • A calm and confident communicator

  • Experience in a clinical environment

  • Have/working towards a qualification within the animal sector


£7.50ph plus regional allowance

If you feel you have the skills and passion to be part of our Luton team, please apply to our recruitment team.

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Why Work at Vets Now?

Rewards and benefits

As part of the Vets Now team your package will include RCVS membership, EVECCS and IVECCS membership, VDS cover and access to a contributory pension scheme.

Exciting caseload

Working in emergency means no two shifts are the same. You'll see a wide and diverse caseload that will give you the opportunity to use all of your clinical skills.

Owned and run by vets

Vets Now was established by our chairman Richard Dixon, a vet who wanted to help the profession by meeting the growing demand for out-of-hours emergency care. We still put the profession at the heart of everything we do.

Career development

No matter what stage you’re at in your career we’ve got the openings that will help you grow and develop. Whether you want to expand your clinical skills or move into a management role we will support you.

CPD and training

You'll receive a generous CPD allowance and access to one of the most innovative training programmes in the profession. Our team of emergency and critical care specialists shape our clinical training and every year we host the UK’s largest ECC congress.

Working out of hours

We look after our teams, no matter what time of the day or night they work. Working out of hours will give you the opportunity to spend your days doing the things that fit in with your lifestyle.

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