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Linnaeus Veterinary Patient Care Assistant - Ward based. Part-Time in United Kingdom

Your role and responsibilities

We are currently recruiting for a dedicated Patient Care Assistant to join our friendly team to help in supporting our team of highly skilled Specialists, Residents, Interns, and Nurses.

The perfect candidate would be someone who has a passion for animal welfare and keen to develop their knowledge and experience within the veterinary industry.

You will work both independently and as part of a team to support the provision of inpatient care within our hospital from all disciplines. Key responsibilities will include dog walking, feeding and giving oral medications, cleaning and maintenance of our hospital, helping to restrain patients during procedures and providing ever so important TLC the patients within our care.

Experience is not essential, as full training and support will be provided, however, experience within a similar role would be advantageous. You will have the opportunity to build upon your existing skillset through a thorough and supported induction.

This is a part-time (21 hours per week), permanent position with shifts between 7:30 am-8:30 pm.

You need to be a highly motivated self-starter with the:

  • Desire to provide gold standard care to all our patients

  • Ability and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Inclination to learn and develop your clinical skills.

You must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English

  • Maintain a professional and caring approach in all aspects of your work

  • Provide evidence of your Right to Work in the UK

  • Previous experience within a similar role would be advantageous


  • 5 weeks holiday (pro rata) + bank holidays + Birthday Leave

  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Life Assurance

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Employer contribution pension scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

About us

We are an internationally acknowledged referral centre of excellence for specialist veterinary care. Our RCVS accredited practice offers access to one of the largest groups of veterinary specialists within the UK and Europe. We are continuously aiming to provide the highest standards of medical and surgical care for our patients within a caring and compassionate environment. 

Our team consists of over 60 Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN) and 31 recognised specialists in surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, oncology, neurology, cardiology, dentistry, diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.