• Animal Care Associate

    Job Location(s) UK-Harrogate
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    Animal Care Associate – Harrogate, North Yorkshire 

    Do you value and understand the importance of an animal’s wellbeing? 

    Would you like daily interaction with different animal species?

    If so this is a great opportunity to part of a highly motivated team providing the highest level of care expected by Covance, one of the leading global drug development services companies.

    At Covance, we value all employees equally, because every team member is essential to our success.

    On top of being valued and respected, the opportunity for progression is excellent, we invest in your development and will help you to progress along whichever career path you choose which will be both flexible and rewarding.

    The job role involves:

    •Acclimatisation of animals to their surroundings
    •Ensuring that animal enclosures are maintained
    •Cleaning out kennels, pens, cages and changing bedding
    •Exercising dogs and socialising with the animals
    •Feeding and watering animals
    •Accurately recording vital animal information, for example body weights

    The job can be hard work and physically demanding but you will gain an enormous sense of satisfaction knowing that your contribution is helping new, lifesaving medicines be developed.

    To be considered you will:
    •Be proficient in basic numeracy and literacy 
    •Have a passion for our industry
    •Have an enthusiastic and committed attitude 
    •Be reliable with a hardworking approach to the job

    Previous experience of working with animals in a regulated environment would be an advantage but is not essential.


    This is a full-time permanent position. Working hours are Monday to Friday 7.45am until 4.00pm and 1 out of 3 weekends.


    Covance offers a comprehensive benefits package including health cover, contributory pension.


    At Covance, you can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance’s impressive history of company stability and growth. We’ve achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team’s capabilities. 

    Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities. There is no better time to join us!

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