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.
ORTHOPAEDIC VETERINARY SURGEON
We are hiring for an experienced orthopaedic veterinary surgeon who also has strong skills in medicine. We are looking for an individual who is also fundamentally driven to provide excellent medical care for their patients and has keen people and customer-handling skills.
We have all the modern diagnostic toys and tools that a vet who enjoys doing quality work could want. 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; laser therapy; and, of course, all the equipment required for orthopaedic surgery... among other things.
Our 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.
The salary is very competitive and our working hours are humane, by managerial dictate ~ promise!; our vets work five days a week on various rotas, and we do not have out-of-hours emergency call-out services (we instead refer to a 24-hour clinic).
If you're interested and have the experience and skills we're after, do get in touch.
And if you're already a working, experienced and registered vet in the UAE, we would LOVE to hear from you!
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