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 Wolverhampton 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

Role 1:

Week 1: Saturday and Sunday from 18:00 to 09:00

Week 2: Off

Plus, a fair share of bank holidays.

Role 2:

Week 1: Off

Week 2: Saturday and Sunday from 14:30 to 20:30

Plus, a fair share of bank holidays.

What we offer?

  • 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