• Lab Courier

    Location: Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire Hours: Part time Practice: Dick White Referrals Salary: £18,200 - £20,800 pro rata Practice Details Dick White Referrals

About us

Dick White Referrals (DWR) is one of the largest specialist multi-disciplinary veterinary referral centres in Europe, offering outstanding levels of clinical care in state-of-the-art facilities.

Our dedicated vets, nurses and nursing assistants, supported by the client care teams, are committed to providing the highest quality surgical and medical care for pets. Many of our clinicians are nationally or internationally recognised specialists in their field and bring unique experiences to care for pets.

We accept referrals in Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine Neurology and Neurosurgery, Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physiotherapy and Soft Tissue Surgery.

We have comprehensive and established clinical and non-clinical programmes for training, development and CPD.

Visit this page to read about our vision, mission and values. https://www.dickwhitereferrals.com/about-us/our-vision-mission-and-values/

Your role and responsibilities

The Laboratory Courier is a key part of our Laboratory team and is responsible for collecting samples from a regular route of veterinary practices across East Anglia.

The position is up to 6 hours per day, starting at 16:30 Monday – Friday. No weekends or bank holidays are required.

Key Skills

  • Collect and deliver samples in a well organised, timely and professional manner
  • Careful and up to date record keeping
  • Maintain vehicle cleanliness, internally and externally
  • Carry out daily and weekly vehicle checks performing general maintenance tasks including checking oil, tyre pressures etc
  • Report any faults or defects immediately
  • Represent DWR in a friendly and professional manner
  • Cover colleagues’ routes when they are on annual leave
  • Follow and abide by all road laws and legislation at all times
  • Drive in a professional and courteous manner

Requirements For The Role


  • Full, clean driving license


  • Previous driving experience in a similar role is preferred although not essential
  • Some light mechanical knowledge would be ideal e.g. changing bulbs, changing tyres etc.

Personal Attributes

  • Passion for people and pets
  • A team player
  • Enthusiastic, positive and determined
  • Reliable and flexible to changes in routes
  • Friendly with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to work alone
  • Organised with a good level of customer care


  • Annual inflationary salary review
  • Hospital-wide bonus scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Birthday leave
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual CPD allowance
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Income protection scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave and adoption leave

Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individuals, but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

We are part of Linnaeus that is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Ruth Campbell [email protected] 

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