Pet Health Care Checker - Blandford Forum Area
Part-time, £10.10 - £10.10

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Salary: £10.10 - £10.10

Hours: Part-time

Contracted Hours: 14

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: 5, Wessex Gate Retail Park, Holes Bay Road, Broadstone Way, Poole, Dorset, BH15 3TE




Job title:

Pet Health Checker


Blandford Forum Area


Permanent 14-hour contract


£10.10 per hour


Early mornings and travel required


About the role:


Pet Welfare is our TOP priority and in this job role you will be responsible for exactly that.

Part of a team of Pet Health Assessors you will be reporting to the Small Animal Welfare Manager your main remit is to assess the health of pets before preparing them for travel. Other duties will include (but are not limited to) deep cleaning of working areas, managing usage orders, cleaning out and providing food and water to the pets.

Although experience of pet health care and farm work is desirable, training will be provided at one of our local stores. A driving license and access to a vehicle is considered essential.

Hours of work tend to be 7am – 10:30am Tuesday – Friday with the occasional Monday/weekends depending on seasonal shift changes.





  • Carry out a thorough health check on a variety of pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and rats. Assess pet health and make decisions based on pet welfare
  • Prepare pets for travel
  • Keep up to date with latest training provided and pet care knowledge
  • Maintain good time management, work to high standards within the time slots allocated 
  • Clean pet enclosures
  • Provide, food and water for the pets
  • Manage usage items and place orders when needed such as PPE, grooming equipment, cleaning equipment and pet related bedding
  • communicate effectively with colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Clean the site facilities and maintain high levels of surface and equipment hygiene
  • Work to set policies and procedures
  • Contribute towards prevention of cross contamination and disease management




Candidate requirements:


  • Believe in our number one value ‘We put pets first’
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Strong team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to use own initiative, some last-minute decision making is required.
  • Full Driving License, access to a vehicle and a confident driver
  • Previous experience in animal health and/or a farm background is desirable



Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 05-10-2021

Expiry Date: 30-10-2021