PDSA staff examining a dog
The UK’s Leading Veterinary Charity Expands Manchester Service Offering
22nd March, 2023 10h25
New veterinary roles available at PDSA Pet Hospital
With plans to widen its service offering in the North West, the UK’s leading veterinary charity is recruiting for additional Vet Nurses to support its mission to provide compassionate veterinary treatment for the pets of people experiencing financial hardship.
PDSA is widening its catchment area in Greater Manchester with the aim of helping even more pets and people in need.
PDSA’s services are already indispensable, treating 390,000 pets in 2022 alone, and will become ever more vital as the cost-of-living crisis worsens. In 2022, thePDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report found 30% of pet owners (6.7 million pets) were already worried about how they’ll pay for vet bills if their pet falls ill or gets injured. As Google searches for people seeking veterinary support double*, the number of people reliant on free or lost cost treatment is only set to increase.
Crucial to delivering this vital work, PDSA’s latest recruitment drive offers Vet Nurses in the Manchester region an exciting new opportunity. PDSA offers a workplace that will support Vet Nurses in developing their skills and nurture career progression, while providing a lifeline to pets and their owners who need it most. The recruitment drive enables PDSA to continue to help as many people as possible, whilst ensuring the dedicated teams are able to have a good work-life balance.
Over a quarter (28 percent) of people who access PDSA’s services are retired, and nearly a third (32 percent) are disabled, have long term illnesses or are carers. For many, their pet provides a much-needed companion and supports their overall wellbeing.
Richard Hooker, Director of Veterinary Services at PDSA, said: “As the cost-of-living crisis takes hold, we’ve already taken important steps to offer extra support for people who need it in the North West and Midlands, but there are so many more who will be desperate for help as finances become increasingly stretched.
“We firmly believe that financial circumstances shouldn’t define whether someone can experience the love and joy of owning a pet. Many of those who access our services have no other form of companionship, which cements our goal in keeping pets and their families together.”
The only way the charity can continue to meet demand at the level of service its clients and pets deserve is by encouraging more passionate Vet Nurses, either experienced or looking to progress and learn in a charity setting, to join and support their mission.
Richard added: “Our fundamental strategy combines pragmatism with a strong client care focus, enabling us to deliver the best possible clinical outcomes for both people and their pets. Our approach to treatment focuses on real-world experiences and with resources sometimes at a premium, our vet teams’ theoretical and practical knowledge is the cornerstone of our ability to treat so many pets with the best possible outcomes.”
“By joining us at such a pivotal point, you’ll be fundamental in our growth and ability to continue to provide lifesaving support during what is such a worrying time for the UK’s most vulnerable people and their pets.”
PDSA is currently recruiting for a variety of roles across the North West and is calling on Vet Nurses to come and join the cause. To find out more about working for the UK’s largest veterinary charity and helping to keep families together in their time of need, please visit: pdsa.org.uk/careers
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