London - London

Veterinary Nursing Assistant Paxton Veterinary Clinics Ltd Clifton Rd, London SE25 6NJ, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Min Offered: £ 7 per hour GBP
Posted on: 10 Jun 2018

Job Description


We are an independent Veterinary Practice with two clinics. We have been established for over 40 years and run a busy first opinion caseload for small animals. At our clinics, it’s not just about the animals, although we do love them. We build up long-term relationships with our clients, most of whom have been with us for many years. We are here to ensure our clients and their pets enjoy their lives together.

Our ethos is that we offer a professional service in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

We have a great team, and are looking for someone to join us to be an integral part in the day to day running of the clinics. Please have a look at our website to learn a more about us, and what we offer to our clients.


You will be responsible for supporting the team and taking care of the well being of pets by maintaining a clean and hygienic environment at all times, You will also be assisting with animal handling, covering reception and providing support to the Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons and Practice Manager.

A brief summary of duties is:
· Restocking consulting rooms
· Animal Handling
· Preparing theatre for surgery
· Preparing dental area for procedures
· Processing blood and urine samples in our in house laboratory
· Sterilising of Equipment
· Reception work
· Wholesaler ordering
· Computer Work including Excel and Word.
· Cleaning
· Laundry

Do you have animals yourself, or experience with them such as working at another vets, cattery or farm? Do you have any animal related qualifications?

Do you have experience in Word or Excel?

You must be well presented and also have a good telephone manner, as you will have a lot of contact with our clients.

We are looking for someone with initiative who can see which jobs need to be done around the clinic and how they can be of help to the rest of the team.

You’ll be working day shifts from Monday to Friday, and on alternate Saturday’s. Your average week will be 37.5 hours split across both sites.

Your holiday entitlement per year is 28 days. This includes the 8 Bank Holidays, on which we are closed.

We all love learning new things, and often have companies visit us for “lunch and learn” meetings which all the staff benefit from. We always welcome new ideas that allow us to offer something “new” to our clients.

We have practice meetings every two weeks where we discuss our plans for the coming weeks, along with any issues that have arisen, and how we can improve things. All members of staff are involved and give input.

It will be a steep learning curve if you have not worked in a Vet clinic before. It can be extremely busy and also sad at times, but each day is different which keeps us all on our toes.

We take recruitment very seriously and therefore there are a few stages to go through before we invite people to interview. We know that we will only be able to give the service our customers expect if we recruit the right people. We want to be happy with you and also want you to be happy working with us.

If you would like to apply, you’ll need to complete the application form that you can find on our website

and email it together with a copy of your CV to for my attention to:

Please title your email “Animal care assistant vacancy June 2018”

I look forward to hearing from you.

Louisa Ellis
Practice Manager

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