Careers & Training

Drove Veterinary Hospital is a Tier 3 RCVS Training Hospital and we are always pleased to hear from you even when we have no vacancies advertised.

Training

At Drove we are keen to invest in the development of our staff.

All Vets & Nurses complete a specific amount of Continual Professional Development (CPD) throughout the year as specified by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Many vets are also studying for further post graduate qualifications working alongside our existing certificate holders to provide 'Gold Standard' care for your animals.

We believe that all members of staff should be fully trained for the role they perform and are committed to ensuring that everyone is supported in their development

Contact us for more information or visit www.youtube.com/user/vetcareers/videos


Vacancies

To express your interest in any of the below areas or vacancies please send your CV to HR@drovevets.co.uk

For an informal discussion please ring the appropriate person named below on 01793 522483


3 days a week, 1:3 Saturdays

Swindon, Wiltshire

We are looking for an assistant with some experience to be part of our team.

The position is based at our Abbey Meads branch with full support from our state of the art hospital in Swindon. Involvement in hospital work is also possible.

The successful candidate will have a friendly manner and excellent communication skills. This is an ideal position for someone looking to develop their general practitioner skills in a community driven branch, whilst having exposure to the hospital environment.

The position is ideal for someone looking to maximise their work/life balance.

We are a friendly and forward thinking practice looking to support and encourage the right candidate.

For more information on us please see drovevets.co.uk

Please submit your CV and covering letter to hr@drovevets.co.uk or for an

informal discussion contact Lynne Gaskarth on 01793 522483

Full time 40 hours per week

1:4 sat or sun day shift

Experienced and caring RVN or 2nd/3rd year student is required to help in our RCVS tier 3 hospital as well as our branch practices being involved in all aspects of nursing.

We have a varied caseload and our nurses are fully involved in all aspects of animal care. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone wanting to experience an exciting and challenging position whilst ensuring the highest level of patient care is maintained, within in a fully equipped and forward thinking Hospital.

With a generous CPD budget we encourage nurse development, and have regular in house meetings to deliver the knowledge to the rest of the team. We have a very skilled nursing team that we are incredibly proud of, who readily support their team mates.

The role will require the successful candidate to work a 1:4 – 1:5 Saturday or Sunday day shift, work a minimum of one Bank Holiday a year and up to 7 night shifts (covering duty nurse holidays) per annum.

Please send a covering letter and CV to:

lhughes@drovevets.co.uk

Full time 40 hours per week required from July 2018.

1:4 sat or sun day shift

Experienced and caring RVN or 2nd/3rd year student is required to help in our RCVS tier 3 hospital as well as our branch practices being involved in all aspects of nursing.

We have a varied caseload and our nurses are fully involved in all aspects of animal care. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone wanting to experience an exciting and challenging position whilst ensuring the highest level of patient care is maintained, within in a fully equipped and forward thinking Hospital.

With a generous CPD budget we encourage nurse development, and have regular in house meetings to deliver the knowledge to the rest of the team. We have a very skilled nursing team that we are incredibly proud of, who readily support their team mates.

The role will require the successful candidate to work a 1:4 – 1:5 Saturday or Sunday day shift, work a minimum of one Bank Holiday a year and up to 7 night shifts (covering duty nurse holidays) per annum.

Please send a covering letter and CV to:

lhughes@drovevets.co.uk

Full Time City & Guilds Animal Care level 2 - Specialising in Dog Grooming

The Grooming Studio was set up in 2015 to offer an additional service at Drove Vets. The salon provides individualised care for dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. You will be exposed to a large range of different animal behaviours and temperaments. Our facilities are of a high standard and our aim is to personalise every service for each individual client and their animal’s needs.

Job Description:

Dealing with clients face to face, answering the telephone and booking appointments.

Build a professional and positive relationship with clients and their animals.

Dealing with range of enquiries and taking payment.

Support the Head Groomer with all aspects of pet grooming, animal welfare and restraint.

Maintain a professional clean and tranquil environment in Grooming Studio.

Completion of grooming records, filing and regular updating of client records on the computer system.

Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 8.30am-5.30pm (1 hour lunch) & Thursday8.30am-6.30pm (1 hour lunch) Saturday9.00am-3.00pm

Pay:£3.70 p/hour.

Full training will be provided in house by our head groomer and Haddon Training under the City & Guilds apprenticeship scheme. We also offer the potential to progress on to City & Guilds Level 3 Dog Grooming. Requirements: PC literate, good numeracy and literacy skills.

Please email your CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in this position to HR@drovevets.co.uk

Closing date for applicants: 31st July 2018. Interview dates: 2nd and 3rd August 2018.

Veterinary Receptionist required for our Moredon Surgery

Tuesday 1.00-7.00 /Thursday 1.00-7.00 /Friday 1.00-7.00

1 in 3 Saturdays at the main hospital 8.30-5.00

The Drove Veterinary Hospital is looking for smart, caring, motivated people, who are able to work on their own initiative, remain calm and efficient under pressure and manage their time well.

The role will be to provide a first class service to our clients both face to face and over the phone, help with general enquires, dispense drugs, assist vets and maintain a clean & tidy reception area & branch surgery.

Our ideal applicant will be warm and welcoming, be PC literate with good numeracy and literacy skills, hold a full driving license, have their own transport, be enthusiastic, organised and work well as part of a team, be good with people as well as animals and have an excellent sense of humour.

Previous experience in a veterinary environment will be an advantage, although full training will be given.

Please send applications to: hr@drovevets.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 7th May

Interviews will be held W/C 14th May


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