Vet Assistant

Arden Personnel
10 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Vet Assistant

* Henley-in-Arden * Permanent * Full time * £9.00 per hour

* Exciting new opportunity to join this fantastic growing company

Job Description:

Arden Personnel are currently recruiting for a Vet Assistant to join a growing business based in Henley-In-Arden. You will report to the Directors of the Company and be responsible for;

* Assisting the Veterinarians with the horses within their care during clinical procedures, vaccinations, lameness work ups and theatre duties
* Assisting with radiography procedure, ensuring all safety procedures are adhered to
* Maintaining clinical records, keeping them up to date
* Performing laboratory duties such as Faecal Egg Counts, Haematology and Biochemistry
* Ensuring all samples are stored at the correct temperature and posted correctly
* Maintaining stock levels on a weekly basis and ensuring an efficient stock rotation is in operation
* Ensuring that all controlled drugs are stored in a secure lockable and immovable receptacle and monitor the dispensary and fridge temperatures on a daily basis
* Carrying out general cleaning duties throughout the dispensary and clinical areas
* Carrying out telephone and general Reception duties as required, including assisting the Veterinary surgeons with diary managements and visits

The Successful Applicant:

To be considered for this Vet Assistant role you will need to have;

* Relevant equine qualification is desirable
* It is essential that you have experience in handling sports horses and previous equine experience
* Organisational skills and some knowledge of equine medications/regulations is desirable
* Good IT skills
* Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
* Flexible and supportive
* You must be a driver due to rural location
* You will be required to undertake relevant induction training on commencement

What’s on Offer?

As a Vet Assistant you will receive;

* £9.00 per hour
* Working hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
* Alternate on call evenings required Monday - Friday to work with the vets
* 1:3 rota whereby you would be required to work some hours on Saturday and Sundays
* Free parking
* Discounted vet treatment
* The opportunity to join a growing business with good progression opportunities

Apply for this role:

To apply for this Vet Assistant role please click the apply button. Job reference CF-1339. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career