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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.


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


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.


(We will consider applications from outside the UAE for this role.)


We need qualified veterinary nurses to help keep all our moaning veterinarians whipped into shape! And of course to help us manage our lively surgical load and keep things steaming along.


We are happy to consider applications from QVNs who are in the beginning of their careers. We are also ideally looking for one QVN with 10+ years experience, or close to that. Both experience levels are welcome to apply.


You need to have an interest in and solid experience with anaesthetics (and at the very least a very healthy respect for the subject), as we take anaesthesia and patient safety very seriously, striving always to get things absolutely right. This means you will have lots of lovely electronic machines and other bits and pieces to play with, but it also means that the position is not without pressure ~ there is a high expectation for quality of work and active thinking.


Have we put you off? No? Not yet? OK, let's try again. :-)


We have a very technologically advanced clinic, so you will need to be ready to learn and to become proficient with all our techy toys, including, of course, computers and our practice management software, but also our PACS system for all our digital imaging (xray, ultrasound, dental xray, endoscopy), our digital hospital and anaesthetic sheets (we are pretty much entirely paperless!), and all the other various pieces of equipment we utilise every day during our diagnostic and treatment processes.


And our patients? Oh yes... of course... our patients! Well, at the end of the day they are the most important part of what we do and we expect you to have compassionate focus for them at all times ~ you truly must be a nurse at heart. The pet owners are relevant too (yes, we know... sigh), so excellent, confident communication skills (beginning with English-language proficiency but extending to that "x-factor" when it comes to talking to people and that built-in desire you will have to make sure important things are well understood) are all also a big part of the job requirement and of working at DKC.


If, after reading all this, you're still up for it and are genuinely ready for some hard, invigorating work and learning, get in touch.


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


Please understand that we cannot respond to all applicants. We receive a very great many applications and can only respond to those which are being considered for a position.


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