About the Job

Weekend Animal Care Assistant

£12.00ph plus benefits

Company Overview

Vets Now is the UK’s leading provider of emergency pet care, serving over 1700 veterinary practices through 60 plus dedicated out-of-hours clinics and two 24/7 pet emergency hospitals. Join our clinic team in Peterborough and contribute to the vital emergency and critical care service we provide.

Key Responsibilities

As an Animal Care Assistant at Vets Now, you will play a crucial role in assisting our clinical teams with providing a comfortable and stress-free in-patient environment whilst negotiating busy shifts in an emergency clinic. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working under the guidance of Vet Nurses and Vet Surgeons.
  • Handling patients for basic procedures and assisting with running diagnostic tests.
  • Assisting in setting up and clearing down theatres for surgical procedures.
  • Ensuring all in-patients have their basic husbandry needs attended to.

Working pattern

Week 1: Saturday from 18:00 to 00:00 and Sunday from 16:00 to 00:00

Week 2: Off

Week 3: Sunday from 16:00 to 00:00

Week 4: Off

Plus, a fair share of bank holidays.

Why Vets Now?

  • 7 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Cash Health Plan provided by Simply Health
  • Vets Now For You – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • £780 CPD allowance 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

We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including those from diverse and minority groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we encourage candidates with disabilities and health conditions to apply and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.