We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and friendly person with a strong passion for animal care and welfare. The successful candidate will receive full support and guidance in this role. The ideal candidate should enjoy working as part of a very busy team but also possess the confidence to work alone from time to time.
As a PCA, you will work in all areas of the practice, learning the core principles of veterinary nursing and will then, after 12 -18 months, be given the opportunity to train as a student veterinary nurse at college.
Previous work experience within a veterinary practice is desirable (voluntary or paid), along with a willingness to learn. Having work experience with animals would also be beneficial.
A full UK driving licence is essential for this role.
Applicants must have 5 GCSE's at grade C or above to include Maths, English Language and a Science and be in possession of examination certificates. City & Guilds will accept alternative qualifications, e.g. Veterinary Care Assistant Certificate, Animal Nursing Assistant Award or National Diploma in Animal Care. You will still be required to provide proof of GCSE Maths and English and provide the original certificates.
This rewarding role includes a 43 hour week on a shared rota.
Staff purchase scheme
Hill's staff pet feeding scheme
Employee of the month awards
Exclusive retail, days out and holiday discounts
Discounts to a range of external CPD providers
4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays (FTE)
Ongoing support and development training