Job Vacancy – Veterinary Groom
Ridings Equine Vets is an equine only veterinary practice based in a village called Lumby in North Yorkshire. We aim to deliver exceptional client care to horse owners in our area both at their own yards and at our practice base. We have 6 equine vets that provide a service 24/7 including routine work, dentistry, lameness investigations, stud work, gastroscopy and much more. With in-patient facilities we are well equipped for horses to come to us for investigations, but all our equipment is also fully mobile for our ambulatory service.
The practice was established in 2013 and has grown rapidly. All the team love horses and strive to be the best we can possibly be by aiming for exceptional service, being caring and compassionate and working together as a team.
We are searching for a highly motivated groom to join our team. This is no ordinary groom role, our grooms have many talents and spread their time between caring for our in patients, assisting the vets both out on the road and in the practice, managing the stock and equipment and running our worming program and performing worm egg counts. No two days are the same and you will gain a wide exposure to all aspects of equine veterinary care and administration.
As a veterinary practice biosecurity is very important to us and as such this role involves a large amount of cleaning and disinfecting working areas, stables, equipment and surgical instruments.
You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, work to a very high standard, be highly motivated and able to work under your own initiative, have a positive attitude and willingness to learn.
We are looking for either a full time groom (8am – 4.30pm) or a part time groom (8am – 1pm) Monday – Friday with 1:6 Saturday mornings 9-12pm. Salary is dependent on experience between £7.50-9/hour.
Duties will include:
Caring for inpatients including communicating with clients
Assisting vets with procedures
Care and management of equipment and vehicles
Cleaning of treatment areas, equipment and instruments
Worm egg counts and organising worming programs
Assisting the office team during busy periods answering the phone and doing administrative duties
Experience working with horses and ability to handle difficult or nervous horses
Math and English GCSE grade C or above
Knowledge of Microsoft word
Full UK driving licence
Familiarity of social media
How to apply
Please email with CV and Covering Letter clearly evidencing your skills and experience against the above job description and specifications along with whether you wish to be considered for a full or part time role.
Due to an anticipated high amount of interest in this post the deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 14th July at 5pm. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Shortlisted candidates will have a brief telephone interview followed by a face-face interview.