About the Job

Animal Care Assistant

£21,900, plus benefits

Join our 24/7 emergency and specialty referral hospital in Glasgow

Vets Now are the UK’s leading provider of emergency pet care, providing a trusted service to more than 1400 veterinary practices – from 58 dedicated out-of-hours clinics and three 24/7 pet emergency hospitals. You will be joining a dedicated team of Vets, Nurses, Animal Care Assistants, Receptionists in our 24/7 emergency and specialty referral Glasgow Hospital. The Vets Now Pet Emergency Hospital in Glasgow provides both a first-class referral service and an out-of-hours emergency service for veterinary practices in and around Glasgow

Develop your animal care career with Vets Now

An animal care assistant is invaluable on a busy out-of-hours shift in the hospital. As an animal care assistant at Vets Now, you will be trained in assisting the clinical teams to provide a comfortable and stress free, in-patient environment. Under the guidance of our Vet Nurses and Vet Surgeons, you can expect to be handling patients for basic procedures, assisting with running diagnostic tests and ensuring all pets in our care are as comfortable as they can be. You could be asked to help set up and clear down a theatre for surgical procedures, as well as making sure all in-patients have their basic husbandry needs attended to.

Rota pattern

We are looking for a skilled animal care assistant with a genuine passion for people and animals that can commit to the following rota pattern:

5 days on, 5 days off, working from 12:00 to 22:00

What we offer in return for your hard work and dedication

Recognising hard work is really important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first-class benefits and rewards package that includes:

  • 7 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Health Cash Plan provided by Simply Health
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Death in service of two times annual salary
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Company sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes