- Mollie, receptionnist at Ark Vets
I live locally to the practice and had previous experience working in a veterinary practice in Sudbury, which gave me a qualification as an animal care assistant. When I saw the receptionist position advertised at Ark Vets, I thought it was a great opportunity to get involved.
The team at Ark Vets was very welcoming from day one, creating a positive work environment. It's been a great experience.
The first thing that caught my attention was the friendly atmosphere. On my first day, everyone was warm and welcoming, creating a positive working environment. It's important for me to feel comfortable at work, and I really do get along with everyone here.
Ark Vets is part of the IVC Evidensia network, which has a lot of advantages, including discounted animal care and other benefits and rewards. I live on a farm, so I appreciate the convenience of having veterinary support nearby, especially in emergencies. The teamwork and the variety of opportunities for growth within IVC are also great.
I’m kept up-to-date and informed about everything I need to know to do my job well, including sharing information and news with clients.
I've had a love for animals since I was a young girl, growing up on a farm. Working in the veterinary industry doesn't feel like a job to me! It's more about helping both the pets and their owners. Having experienced the reality of caring for animals on a farm, I can relate to clients on a personal level.
We’re lucky to have so many great clients. Building relationships with clients is something I find rewarding. Recently, we had a client who had to make the difficult decision to put their pet to sleep, and having known them since I started, it was an emotional experience. Being able to support and connect with clients during such challenging times is meaningful,
The team at Ark Vets is amazing. One thing I love is the camaraderie. Everyone is friendly and thoughtful, frequently bringing in gifts and making the workplace feel like a community. IVC Evidensia also organises summer and Christmas parties, which makes everyone feel appreciated. I’m happy to be part of such a supportive team.
We have such a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
I've seen a real boost in my confidence since joining, and I appreciate the variety of challenges that each day brings. I feel I’ve had a lot of opportunities for my growth as a person.
Living on a farm, I'm quite involved in helping my parents. I used to work with them before joining Ark Vets. We also have a chicken farm which has been on hold for a couple of years, but my parents are looking to get back into it. I also enjoy horse riding. I have a particular love for dogs, and we have five Alsatians at home!