University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

24/7 Veterinary Care Assistant [Temporary Cover]

24/7 Veterinary Care Assistant Temporary Cover

Salary - £21,828-£23,144 (pro-rata for 0.95 FTE) plus 15% shift allowance

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a 24/7 Veterinary Care Assistant, on a temporary basis, in our Small Animal Wing. The referral hospital is a very fast-paced environment working with complex and seriously ill animals.

The main objective of the role is to provide animal care to an excellent standard for the Queen's Veterinary School referral Hospital, to meet the needs of the service in the Small Animal Wing. The Small Animal Wing consists of four dog, two cat, critical care, isolation wards housing an average of 15-25 patients during the overnight period and Theatre Suite.

You will play an important part in a primary care team working alongside nurses and other veterinary care assistants. Responsibilities will include cleaning and animal care duties in order to assist veterinary nurses in the inpatient area and in theatres.

In return, we offer an encouraging and nurturing environment and have a dedicated team of clinicians, nurses and veterinary care assistants who are committed to providing the best care for our patients.


  • Generous paid annual leave including bank holidays

  • Defined benefit pension scheme

  • Enhanced family friendly policies

  • Access to a dedicated Personal and Professional Development team

  • Wellness programme including Occupational Health team and Staff counselling

  • Staff discount scheme including shopping vouchers

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Travel to work loans

  • Eye care voucher scheme

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    If you have any questions about this role, please contact the Clinical HR Team on [email protected]

    Please quote reference PP41135 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    Closing date: Tuesday 16th April 2024

    Applications will be monitored regularly, and we may contact candidates prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • FURTHER PARTICULARS - 24/7 Veterinary Care Assistant
  • Department/Location

    Department of Veterinary Medicine, West Cambridge Site


    £22,681- £23,144




    Assistant staff


    2 April 2024

    Closing date

    16 April 2024

    Job details


    24/7 Veterinary Care Assistant [Temporary Cover]


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    April 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 16, 2024

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Medicine

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