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Animal Care Associate, Animal Husbandry Technician

Company: Covance
Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Reference: 65458BR
Closing Date: 24 Dec 16
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

We are now looking for Animal Care Associates based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.


COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to  the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

At Covance, we are committed to advancing health care and bringing new medicines to market sooner. As the world’s most comprehensive contract research organization (CRO), we provide high-quality nonclinical, preclinical, clinical and commercialization services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to transforms today’s health care challenges into tomorrow’s solutions. 


We are now looking for Animal Care Associates based in 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. 

As an Animal Husbandry Technician, you will be primarily concerned with day-to-day husbandry duties and attending to the general care of animals. Working within a team setting, you will therefore play an integral role in ensuring that animal areas are maintained to the highest levels of cleanliness and that all essential observations are completed.

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. 

Apply for this job: Animal Care Associate, Animal Husbandry Technician

Contact Information:

Address:  Covance Harrogate


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