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DKC is the worst place in the world to work. The boss is intolerable. The staff are just mean. Most of us can only just barely get along with animals. Pay is terrible and only the owner of the company can afford fresh milk and cereal for morning breakfasts. No one is allowed annual leave and public holidays are considered an offence to the profit motive.

But it doesn't stop there!

Our boarding & daycare and relocations facility in Umm Ramool has beautiful trees and other flora all over the place... but they're all artificial because the company doesn't want to spend the money on watering. And our veterinary clinic in Motor City is... well... a hive of bacteria and disease.

We have a fleet of vehicles for animal transport that look very smart but in fact the engines have been removed in favour of a team of hamsters under the hood... think of the savings on petrol!

Our computers are still running Windows 95 and instead of Microsoft Office, we employ ball-point pens, paper and finger-staining carbon sheets.

We have nice looking DKC shirts for all the staff, but all the staff get only one each and are required to wash and iron them every single day before coming to work.

We could go on...

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Yet somehow... somehow... we don't know how... but somehow... we've got lots of staff who have been here with us for years, including quite a few who have been with us since Dubai was still mostly desert.

We're a busy, busy, busy place with thousands and thousands of animals coming into our boarding & daycare and veterinary care, or being relocated around the world, every single year. And our customers seem unhappy with us only occasionally. Go figure!

So, if you're looking for an unusual place to work... if you want to work hard... if you love animals and if they generally love you back... if you have no fear of unrelenting demands on you to be absolutely your best and to get even better... and if you instinctively understand and want an informal but very professional place to spend your days and earn your daily bread, then we might just be the place for you.

 


GLOBAL RELOCATIONS ACCOUNT MANAGER

(Previous experience is not required but is preferred. We do not hire internationally.)

 

Extremely intense, schedule-driven work environment relocating family pets and other animals worldwide. You are serious-minded, self-motivated, obsessively skillfully organised with strong computer skills. You possess demonstrable superlative admin and customer relations skills. You are a problem-solver. We need long-term commitment.

 

Get your teeth into it. You must have heart. This is a lifestyle choice.

VETERINARY SURGEON

DKC Veterinary Clinic is looking for a vet to join our growing practice.

 

We have a lovely clinic (well... WE think it is pretty lovely!) and we've made sure we have all the modern diagnostic toys and tools that a vet who enjoys doing good quality work could want. Open since February 2015, we are currently a three-vet practice. We are looking for an experienced surgeon who is also fundamentally driven to provide excellent medical care for their patients and has keen people and customer handling skills.

 

Our tools of the trade include: an extensive in-house laboratory; a very expensive and awesomely capable digital x-ray machine (yes, we are still paying for it!); cardiac and abdominal ultrasound; full dental equipment, including digital dental x-ray; and laser therapy... among other things.

 

The clinic has four consulting rooms, a decent-sized hospital and a pretty spacious operating theatre. (Our x-ray room is a little small, but we ran out of space in the design phase!) We also have fully integrated practice management software, PACS, and a digital hospital board which integrates with digital patient treatment and anaesthetic monitoring sheets ~ just about as paperless as you can get.

 

Dubai is a big change from life in many other places around the world, so if you are interested in the position and we are interested in you, we would certainly be having discussions about what you can expect and what the lifestyle is like over here in the Middle East.

 

If you're already a working, experienced and registered vet in the UAE, we would LOVE to hear from you!

 

The salary is very competitive for the region and (for those of you not familiar with this region) us Middle Easterner expats don't pay tax (though living expenses are high). Oh... and our working hours are humane... by managerial dictate ~ promise!; our vets currently work five days a week and one extra half-day a month (except for the managing vet, of course ~ she works like a dog). And we do not have out-of-hours emergency call-out services, although that is part of our long-term game-plan (but not for you!) ~ we refer to another local clinic for that.

 

If you're interested and have the experience we're after, do get in touch.

HORSE SHIPPER

(Previous, real-world and direct experience required. In the right circumstances, we might consider hiring internationally for this role.)

 

We are looking for an experienced horse shipper as we ready ourselves to expand our existing market-leading, 20+ year animal relocations business into the horse movement business too.

 

If you have the know-how and think you can help us build a new venture into something meaningful and lasting, we want to meet you.

Get in touch by email only: careers@dkc.ae

 

(Please understand that we cannot respond to all applicants. We receive hundreds, if not thousands, of applications and can only respond to those which are being considered for a position.)

 

 

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