About the Job

Animal Care Assistant – Kilmarnock

£11.35ph plus benefits

Join our clinic team in Kilmarnock as one of our dedicated Animal Care Assistants

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.

Develop your animal care career with Vets Now

An Animal Care Assistant is invaluable on a busy shift in an emergency clinic. As an ACA 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

  • Week 1: Off
  • Week 2: Saturday and Sunday: 18:00-02:00
  • Week 3: Friday: 18:00-00:00
  • Week 4: Monday and Tuesday: 18:00-00:00 and Saturday and Sunday: 18:00-02:00

Plus a fair share of bank holidays.

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
  • Cash Health Plan provided by Simply Health
  • Reward gateway giving discounts with 100s of retailers
  • £780 CPD allowance increasing annually pro-rata
  • 10 hours paid CPD hours annually pro-rata
  • Family-friendly policies including sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Death in service of two times annual salary