Animal Care Associate




Animal Care Associate, Harrogate, UK



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

Be a crucial link in our growing chain

Are you passionate about working with animals?


Are you willing to consider relocation to UK?


Based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Plus £500 sign on bonus and relocation package (terms and conditions apply*)



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.

We currently have opportunities as Animal Care Associates at our site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. 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.



  • 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.




Required skills, Experience and education:


  • 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.


* Terms and Conditions: These will be discussed with you if and when interviewed by a member of the recruitment team and also explained in writing at the time of any offer of employment

How to apply:


If you are interested in a Covance opportunity and would like to apply, please visit our website at and look for the reference 58467BR.

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EEO Employer Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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