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Nurse Auxiliary (Day)

Type – Permanent, full time
Department – Veterinary Care Assistants

Do you have a passion for animal welfare and providing the highest standards of patient care? Are you looking to start a career within the veterinary industry, in a role that offers development opportunities within a dynamic environment?

We are seeking a veterinary Nurse Auxiliary to join our friendly and supportive specialist-led team in assisting the clinical teams with their daily tasks.

We are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic and approachable person who is a great team player but is also able to use their own initiative and self-motivate. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task with a flexible approach to working are a must.

This role is full time, covering 40 hours per week on a rota basis. The rota includes 1 in 6 weekends, for which time back in lieu is given.

Candidates must have experience of handling small animals, whether in a professional or personal capacity. Experience in a medical animal care role is desirable, i.e. Veterinary Care or Patient Care Assistant, though not essential. You must be a team player as our Nurse Auxiliaries play a key role in supporting our specialists, interns and nurses in looking after our patients at our busy hospital. You must be willing and able to clean to high clinical standards to help maintain our high standards of infection control. Full training will be provided to the successful applicant.

Key duties include:

  • Daily care of machinery and equipment
  • Running laboratory samples
  • Theatre cleaning and closing down
  • Sterilising surgical instruments
  • Patient handling and restraint
  • Providing general care to all of our patients
  • General cleaning within the clinical areas as needed

Please note, candidates must be able to work in the UK independently, as we are not able to offer visa sponsorship.

This role would be ideal for someone looking for career progression in the veterinary industry in a nurturing and fun environment.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive salary, you will benefit from-

Work life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Paid time off for your Birthday


  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • A strong focus on employee wellbeing and mental health, including regular sessions with an industry-specific resilience coach, stress management and performance coaches
  • Non-accidental injury support
  • Health Cash Plan


  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • VCA Course
  • A strong focus on employee wellbeing and mental health, including regular sessions with an industry-specific resilience coach, stress management and performance coaches


  • Pawsome Benefits- reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100's of retailers
  • Pension - 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care
  • Regular team socials

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact us at careers@hamiltonspecialists.vet

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Nurse Auxiliary (Day)
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