Diversity & Personal Growth
We believe in the potential of the individual, no matter your background, ability or what you identify as.
✔ We hire people based on their current skill set and their willingness to learn. We are not looking for "experts" or "specialists", but people whose second nature is adaptability
✔ We have ongoing job openings to make sure you never miss the opportunity to be part of our team
✔ Our employees are being paid the Real London Living Wage and our contractors a market rate consulting fee, no discrimination
✔ We have flexible schedules that work well for everyone
✔ We have a zero-tolerance policy towards any kind of discrimination
✔ Our team works with buddies who check in on each other regularly to make sure we're all okay
✔ We believe good veterinary carers don't need a manager to tell them what to do. We promise primary care team-based decision making which is best for both patient and carer
✔ Considering so much of our time is spent on the go, we find it only reasonable that travel time and travel expenses are paid for
✔ We expect our team members to value their own and each other's personal life so we work hard to protect that for ourselves, and each other
Diversity in the veterinary sector
Our founder Sieske Valk, has been working in the veterinary care sector for almost 20 years. She has worked in veterinary practises for nearly ten years in several large cities in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Utrecht and Leeuwarden).
Yet all her former colleagues are cis-gendered, able-bodied, white people.
In comparison, the veterinary sector in the UK is predominantly populated by white, able-bodied, and cis-gendered people. We at Autumn Animals believe this is not a correct representation of the city we work in or the population of animal caregivers.
However, we recognise that the veterinary sector has a long way to go and that we are not perfect either. That's is why we continue to develop and educate ourselves. Please get in contact if you have any suggestions or would like to have a conversation.