Veterinary Surgery Receptionist/Assistant South London/Surrey

Veterinary practice in Southwest London (Mitcham) has a vacancy for an experienced person to take a hands-on role in assisting the veterinary surgeons in providing a service for pets and their owners. Employment to start in January. This is a long-established practice, maintaining high professional standards, with a friendly, client-focussed atmosphere. We have two vets and a qualified Veterinary Nurse.

The position is full-time, approximately 40 hours weekly in rota, including occasional Saturday mornings. There is no out-of-hours or on-call duty, and no accommodation is offered, but access is easy from all parts of south west London and Surrey.

Preferred Requirements:

You should be a Veterinary Nursing Assistant with good verifiable experience working in small-animal veterinary practice, excellent communication and customer service skills, and willingness to participate in all areas of practice work;


You should hold a verifiable degree in Animal Science or Biological Science, or similar, with excellent communication and customer service skills, confidence in handling all species of pet animals, and a willingness to learn and participate in all areas of veterinary practice work. Some previous experience working with pet animals is essential, together with a gentle, confident manner.

References will be required.

Other routine daily work in this busy practice includes cleaning and feeding animals, and maintaining a clean and sterile clinic, as well as helping in the operating theatre. It will be necessary to be naturally tidy and to be willing to participate in maintaining a clean, organised environment at all times.

It is essential that the applicant is a very competent English speaker with good telephone manner, excellent filing ability, and good numeracy skills, as much of the work involves making and answering telephone calls, communicating with clients, discussing their animals, and making appointments, filing record cards, taking payments, as well as collating information between vets and clients.

In the first instance, please send Email containing full CV. Salary to be discussed if interviewed, and references will then be taken up.

Location: Mitcham, London

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Dec 25th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized