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Veterinary Assistant

Position Title: Veterinary Assistant
Job Reference Number: REFS/018445
Department: Animal Advisory and Support Services
Number of Vacancies: 1
Salary Package: R 171,537.00 per annum (including benefits)
Contact Person: Nkosikhona Masangane
Contact Number: 011 240 3094

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Successful completion of Grade 12.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Code 10 and 14 licenses with a Professional Driving Permit (PDP) are advantageous.
  • Proficiency in computer usage.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational abilities.


  • Maintain accurate records of animals attended to at the clinic and during primary animal health care services.
  • Perform stocktaking, drug orders, and collection from stores.
  • Clean, sterilize, and prepare instruments, equipment, and veterinary facilities.
  • Assist with surgical procedures and provide post-operation monitoring.
  • Participate in veterinary-related campaigns and mobile clinical days.
  • Handle client interactions and animal follow-ups in the absence of the veterinarian.
  • Assist in organizing and conducting animal examinations and procedures.
  • Foster positive relationships with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Drive the veterinary mobile unit.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please visit or deliver your application to the Ground Floor, Main Entrance, 56 Eloff Street, Umnotho House, Johannesburg. Ensure that you complete and sign the NEW Z83 Form, available from any Public Service Department or the DPSA website. Include a detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of your Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate, highest required qualifications, and driver’s license (if applicable). Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by SAQA. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the necessary documents to Human Resources prior to the interview. Late applications will not be considered.

Please note that the Department reserves the right not to appoint and will only correspond with shortlisted candidates. Applicants must disclose any pending criminal, disciplinary, or investigative matters. The successful candidate will be subject to a security clearance process and required to sign an employment contract and performance agreement with the Department. We will consider promoting individuals retrospectively based on their race, gender, and disability as outlined in the Employment Equity Plan. This means we will actively take into account these factors when determining promotions and achieving equity targets. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. If you do not receive a response within 3 months, consider your application unsuccessful.

Employer: Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Location: Johannesburg (Head Office)

Closing Date: 14-07-2023

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