Kennel Assistant – Full Time
Thank you very much to everyone who has applied for this position. We are now narrowing down the list of candidates and will be in touch with those who have reached the next stage within the next couple of weeks.
If you would still like to apply, you can do so by submitting the following:
· The application form which you can download below
· Your CV
· A covering letter
We will accept applicants until 13 February 2020.
As always, you are able to submit a speculative application at any time, using the application form below. Please just make sure to indicate what type of role you are looking for, as we do keep these on file for up to 6 months so that when a suitable position is available the application can be considered.
Please send any applications or enqueries to our Practice Manager, Donné at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are an approved veterinary nurse training centre – with a strong affiliation to our local training college Plumpton College.
Veterinary nurses are an integral part of the Heathfield Vets team, and expectations are high as they perform very important duties in the practice.
Places for trainee nurse positions are very limited, and applicants are only considered for the role once they have been a Kennel Assistant with us for between 12 and 24 months.
This gives you a chance to get hands-on experience in a related role in practice, understand all aspects of the position and make sure you are committed to the veterinary nursing pathway – as our very hardworking trainees will tell you, the three year course is demanding, but incredibly rewarding.
We pride ourselves on the amount of support we give our trainees, which helps maintain our very high standards – and an almost 100% pass rate.
If you are interested in a veterinary nursing trainee role, please fill in and submit the application form above.
We get lots of enquiries from young people considering veterinary medicine or nursing as a career and we are always more than happy to help by answering questions or giving advice.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has good information on its website.
Like most veterinary practices, we have a lot of people who would like to spend time with us to see what our work is like, from those who love watching vet programmes on TV to those who are seriously considering it as a career path.
We encourage applicants to come along and see the realities of life in a small-animal veterinary practice, but as places are limited, all applicants for work experience or voluntary experience must fill in our application form above, and submit it for the position of ‘work experience’, together with their predicted or attained grades.
We do give priority to students already studying a veterinary degree, as they are required to gain practical experience as part of the course. We do limit places to one student or work experience opportunity at a time so that each person who comes to us can get the most out of their time here.
“During my 3 years of Clinical EMS I have spent several enjoyable weeks with the team at Heathfield Vets.
The team are truly inclusive, friendly and considerate and I learnt a lot whilst on my placements.
The vets and nurses took a proactive interest in my learning, educational and practical development as both a student and future vet.
I am incredibly grateful for my invaluable experiences and knowledge gained whilst at Heathfield Vets and shall take this with me once I have graduated.”
Sarah McConkey (Vet student)
“A huge thanks to the Vets, Nurses and rest of the team at Heathfield Vets for their continued support and help throughout my time completing work experience with them.
They are all wonderful, kind and generous people who taught me so much! I cannot say enough great things about everyone there and I would just like to say a special thanks to Donné for letting me come in.
It was a real joy to be around a great team with a wealth of experience between them.”
Melissa H (student)