• Patient Care Assistant (Mat cover for Hampstead only)

    Location: 11 Belsize Terrace, Hampstead Hours: Full time Practice: Village Vet (Hampstead) Salary: £10.75 per hour Practice Details Village Vet (Hampstead)

We are a well-established, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) accredited, small animal primary care practice that covers the locations of London, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire. Alongside all our primary care services we also have four 24-hour continuous care hospitals made up of our highly certified specialists and general practice staff to ensure the highest form of veterinary care for the benefits of pets and clients alike.   

This is an opportunity for a Patient Care Assistant to join the day team at the 24hr hospital in the bustling suburb of Hampstead, northwest London. The hospital is exceptionally well equipped and is set out across 4 floors with separate cat/dog wards and a wide range of facilities.

The nearest tube station to this practice is Belsize Park, which is part of the northern line.

This location’s walk score is 90/100, meaning is a ‘walker’s paradise’ giving you lots of options to choose from in your free time. It also includes nearby parks like Primrose Hill, Chalcot Square Green, and West End Green for a peaceful walk in the city landscape.


Your role and responsibilities

The role of a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) is to support the nursing and wider practice team in achieving the highest standards of care, working enthusiastically within the team you will help maintain a happy, efficient and effective working environment. Patient Care Assistants undertake a variety of duties such as maintaining infection control, patient-friendly handling and providing supportive care to patients, under the direction of the Veterinary Surgeon or Registered Veterinary Nurse. The Patient Care Assistant role will also involve working in a variety of areas within the practice as directed by the Veterinary Surgeons and/or Registered Veterinary Nurses.

Job Type: Temporary Maternity Cover (June 2022 – May 2023)

Mat cover for Hampstead (days) only

Hours: 42 hrs per week (5 days per week, one full weekend every 6 weeks lieu days given)



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays on a pro-rata basis
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Enhanced sickness policy
  • Extensive learning and development programmes including specific programmes for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)
  • Progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Discounts with PetPlan
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Gym membership discount
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Flu vaccine voucher
  • Recruitment reward scheme.


Part of an amazing global family

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

Linnaeus 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.


We would love to hear from you, please contact Kerry Jackson at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.

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