Oakham Veterinary Hospital - Veterinary Hospital Assistant x3 – Small Animal

Full time/flexible working hours across 5 days including 1:4 weekends


The Roles

We are recruiting 3 Hospital Assistants to join our friendly team in Oakham, Rutland. Duties are varied and interesting and include: animal handling, husbandry, ensuring consult rooms are fully stocked, maintaining cleanliness of client, patient and staff areas, and supporting the administration and customer care teams.  There is the option, for any of the successful candidates, to progress on to the vet nurse training program, depending upon their progress and aspirations.

The Successful Candidates

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, enthusiastic, compassionate, keen to contribute and be part of the whole animal and client care experience. Effective communication and problem-solving skills, in addition to the ability to work both flexibly as part of a team and independently is essential. Previous experience of handling animals is a requirement, preferably gained in a work environment, although further training will be provided. IT competence is also required.

About Us 

Oakham Veterinary Hospital is a long established practice on the outskirts of Oakham, Rutland. We have extensive hospital facilities and diagnostic equipment in both our equine and small animal departments, including MRI and CT. Above all, we are dedicated to delivering the very best of veterinary care and service and are proud to have RCVS Hospital and ISFM Gold Cat Friendly status.

We also have a clinical association with the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, giving us access to expertise from leading veterinary specialists.

Our team is dedicated, professional and trained to the highest standards; hardworking and enthusiastic, we welcome like-minded applicants.

To apply please forward a copy of your current CV plus salary and hours expectations to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 31st December 2021. 

Previous applicants need not apply


Are you looking for an improved work-life balance?

We are updating the way in which we work as a team, without compromising the gold-standard patient care and service we provide, upon which our reputation is based.

We are looking for experienced clinicians, vets & nurses, who are enthusiastic, motivated and thrive in a collaborative culture of:

  • Wide & varied caseloads

  • Excellence in clinical knowledge and expertise

  • Access to state of the art toys and diagnostic imaging equipment, including CT and MRI

  • The sharing knowledge and expertise

  • Professional development working alongside certificate holders in cardiology, medicine, surgery and dentistry

Ideally both Vet and Nurse roles are 40 hours/week but requests for part-time and weekend hours will always be considered 


Veterinary Surgeon 

40 hours/week - OOH restricted to inpatients

Your primary responsibility will be to deliver a first-class veterinary service, supported by our experienced nursing and clinical teams. 4+ years post qualification experience is essential; a certificate or interest in surgery would be advantageous. You will be a team player, with effective communication skills and be keen to quickly become an integral part of our success, delivering the most up-to-date animal care.

Registered Veterinary Nurse

40 hours/week - OOH restricted to inpatients.

RVNs with at least 3 years’ post-qualification experience, gained in a busy practice, are encouraged to join our supportive, friendly and experienced clinical team. We are offering rewarding RVN roles, across all areas of small animal nursing, in a fast-paced and rewarding hospital environment. Our nurses demonstrate integrity, professionalism, compassion and respect, with an enthusiasm for continuous development.

In return we offer the competitive salaries and generous benefits packages you might expect from being part of a large, multi-national veterinary group.

For further information, or to apply any of the above career opportunities, please forward a copy of your CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to you joining our team.