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Dispensary Assistant - Castle Veterinary Surgeons

Practice Site:
  • Castle Vets FA (Barnard Castle)

Established in Barnard Castle for over 70 years, Castle Veterinary Surgeons has evolved from a traditional Dales practice into two speciality areas, focusing on farm animals and pets thereby remaining capable of dealing with virtually everything the domestic animal world presents. Our modern facilities are purpose built which provides our excellent staff with the best possible work environment. 




We are looking for a Part Time Dispensary Assistant to join our practice


Within this role duties will include:

  • Ensuring our dispensary & medicines management complies with current legislation
  • Stock control including; ordering items, stock rotation, monitoring stock levels, analysing stock management trends, ensuring accurate and compliant recording of controlled drugs registers, receiving and unloading deliveries
  • Assisting with the audit of medicines management and dispensing errors
  • Disposing of out of date medicines in line with legal requirements
  • Answering customers questions face to face or by phone / email
  • Referring problems or queries to the Vet or the Head of Dispensary
  • Support reception by answering phone where necessary.


Skills and experience required:

  • To be accurate and methodical with great attention to detail
  • To be responsible
  • To have excellent customer service and communication skills
  • To have the ability to understand law and guidelines on medicines
  • To have the ability to read and carry out instruction accurately and in a timely manner


This is a part time role working 25 hours per week.


In return, we can offer:

  • Continual Development and training
  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holiday s - pro rata
  • Receive an extra days leave each year in your first 5 years at CVS
  • Access to our ShareSave Scheme
  • Industry leading maternity and paternity leave
  • Discounted pet products and treatments
  • Other flexible benefits to include cycle to work and discounted gym membership


Please click apply now to include your CV and covering letter

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Castle Vets FA (Barnard Castle)
Montalbo Road, Barnard Castle, Durham, United Kingdom, DL12 8ED
  • Salary:
    Salary Plus Benefits
  • Practice:
    Castle Veterinary Surgeons
  • City:
    Barnard Castle
  • Job Type:
  • Employment Type:
  • Application Closing Date:
    5 December 2021
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