About the Job

Animal Care Assistant – Great Western Exotics Hospital, Swindon

£24,960 per annum plus benefits

Experts in avian and exotics animal care

Great Western Exotics offers 24/7 avian and exotics animal care. You will be joining a dedicated team of Vets, Nurses and receptionists at our hospital in Swindon.

Role Overview

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.

Rota pattern

Working four days per week, including one in four weekends on average. The shifts times will vary between 07:00-17:30 and 10:30-21:00.

What we offer

  • 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 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