Animal Care Assistant – Part-Time – Swindon, Oxfordshire

Animal Care Assistant – Part-Time


Swindon, Oxfordshire


About the Job

Animal Care Assistant – Swindon Great Western Exotics Hospital

£10.35ph plus benefits

Be part of the UK’s leading provider of Emergency Pet Care

Vets Now are the UK’s leading provider of emergency pet care, providing a trusted service to more than 1400 veterinary practices – from 58 dedicated out-of-hours clinics and three 24/7 pet emergency hospitals.

Our dedicated ACAs are invaluable

As an Animal Care Assistant, you will be trained in assisting the clinical teams to provide a comfortable and stress free, in-patient environment. Under the guidance of our Vet Nurses and Vet Surgeons, you can expect to be handling patients for basic procedures, assisting with running diagnostic tests and ensuring all pets in our care are as comfortable as they can be. You could be asked to help set up and clear down a theatre for surgical procedures, as well as making sure all in-patients have their basic husbandry needs attended to.

Working pattern

The role will involve working three shifts per week, including one in three weekends. The shifts times will be:

  • 07:00-17:30
  • 10:30-21:00

Plus a fair share of bank holidays.

What we offer in return for your hard work and dedication

Recognising hard work is really important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first-class benefits and rewards package that includes:

  • 7 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Health Cash Plan provided by Simply Health
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Death in service of two times annual salary
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Company sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes
  • Vets Now For You – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers