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Veterinary Care Assistant Apprentice Summerdale Centre

The role involves animal handling, consultations, assisting staff with the care of our patients and maintaining the practice to a high level of cleanliness. There will also be some reception and front of house responsibility with the role so customer service skills are also essential.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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  • Working week

    This is a full time role working 40 hours per week (shifts to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

If you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare, exceptional customer service and would like to join our team, then we would love to hear from you.

Before applying please check that the Practice location is accessible for you.

You will be joining a friendly and supportive team. Our new colleague will be empathetic, passionate about the industry and will be compassionate about animal care, someone who strives to deliver the very best service for our animals and clients, every single time. 

Duties include:

  • Helping to maintain an efficiently running surgery with a clean clinical environment
  • Assisting with animal handling
  • Supporting the veterinary team
  • Reception duties - answering the phone
  • Attention to detail in particular with cleaning standards

You will be passionate about animal care, someone who strives to deliver the very best service for our animals and clients, every single time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Experience in Animal Care
  • Team working

Personal qualities

  • Exceptional customer service
  • Reliable
  • Helpful 
  • Patience

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English GCSE's in C/4 grade or above or equivalent desired

Future prospects

  • Level 3 in Veterinary Nursing

About the employer

We are looking for a veterinary care assitant apprentice for our team.


Summerdale Centre



Western Road


CM12 9DX

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Training provider

Harriet Ellis Training Solution Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Harriet Ellis Training Solution Limited


Katie Cottee 01708776050

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard and Veterinary Care Assistant accredited qualification by Vetskills.

  • Legislation and Safe Working Practices
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Animal Environment and Accommodation
  • Introduction to Patient Care
  • Introduction to Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Veterinary Care Support

Apprenticeship standard

Animal care and welfare assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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