Patient Care Assistant/1st Year Student Veterinary Nurse - Acton - Full Time

Acton, London

Job Description:

Are you a motivated enthusiastic first or second year student veterinary nurse looking for the next step in your career? 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work in a very friendly, organised and well established practice in Acton.

You will be a confident, enthusiastic student and thrive in a team environment. As an enrolled Student Veterinary Nurse, your duties will be to provide care for all our clients and patients at Acton.

About the role:

The successful candidate will have plenty of hands on experience with patients including walking dogs and TLC with cats; you will be responsible for maintaining kennels and the general environment to a high clinical standard following cleaning protocols, feeding animals, animal handling and behaviour, reporting back to and assisting nurses with patient care and preparing medical equipment.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a busy team and possess the confidence to work alone when required; you will have a flexible and adaptable approach to work, happy to get stuck in where ever needed.

Part of your role will involve a wide range of tasks which will include nursing care, reception duties and client support.

Please note: All SVN applicants must have already enrolled with the RCVS and already be undergoing training with an approved provider.

Entry Requirements:

  • Full drivers licence is essential.
  • 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, or alternatively;
  • 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.
  • Previous work experience within a veterinary practice is desirable (voluntary or paid) along with a willingness to learn; work experience with animals would also be beneficial.

Apply now!

Medivet is growing rapidly and it is an exciting time to join us - we encourage growth and development within your role and are truly committed to help our Medivet family members achieve their goals. 

If you are interested in this position then please apply by clicking the link provided below. Alternatively you can send your CV and cover letter to the Andreea at

Key Points

Ongoing support and development training

4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays (FTE)

Exclusive retail, days out and holiday discounts

Cycle-to-work scheme

Auto-enrolment Pension

Employee of the month awards

Hill's staff pet feeding scheme

Staff purchase scheme

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