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Hospital Assistant

We are recruiting a Hospital Assistant (Small Animal)

Full time/flexible working hours across 5 days including 1:4 weekends

The Role

We are recruiting a Hospital Assistant to join our friendly Small Animal team in Oakham, Rutland. Duties are varied and can change daily making this an interesting and rewarding position working with animals and people. The role includes:

  • animal handling & husbandry;
  • Reception duties including call-handling, arranging appointments, taking payments;
  • stocking rooms;
  • cleaning surgical kits and setting up for surgeries;
  • maintaining the cleanliness of client, patient and staff areas.

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, enthusiastic, compassionate, and keen to be part of the whole animal and client care experience. Effective communication and problem-solving skills, in addition to the ability to multi-task and to work both flexibly as part of a team and independently are essential. Some experience of handling animals is  preferred, although training will be provided. IT competence is also required.

About Us

Oakham Veterinary Hospital is a long established practice on the outskirts of Oakham, Rutland. We have extensive hospital facilities and diagnostic equipment in both our equine and small animal departments, including MRI and CT. Above all, we are dedicated to delivering the very best of veterinary care and service and are proud to have RCVS Hospital and ISFM Gold Cat Friendly status.

We also have a clinical association with the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, giving us access to expertise from leading veterinary specialists.

Our team is dedicated, professional and trained to the highest standards; hardworking and enthusiastic, we welcome like-minded applicants.

To apply please forward a copy of your current CV plus salary and hours expectations to: Kirsty.vastenavondt@oakhamvethospital.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday, 16th June 2023.