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Veterinary Assistant

Company: Westside Animal Hospital and Veterinary Dental Cli
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

About This Location:Westside Animal Hospital and Veterinary Dental Clinic has been providing progressive and quality veterinary care to pets in the Durham, North Carolina area for over 25 years. We are a full-service, AAHA accredited animal hospital that provides care to dogs and cats. We offer services such as advanced dental care, acupuncture, preventative care, laser therapy, and more! Here at Westside Animal Hospital and Veterinary Dental Clinic, our purpose is to partner with our clients to celebrate and enhance the human-animal bond. If you are a passionate and caring team player, please apply today!Overview:The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for assisting Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians in the care of animals, the hospital, and all medical equipment and machinery. Assistants will help maintain a clean, efficient, and healthy environment for animals being treated or boarded at the hospital. The Veterinary Assistant is a crucial part of the medical team and is responsible for advocating for the patient as well as education of the clients.

  • Assist doctors and registered veterinary technicians with appointments, surgery and minor procedures, and pro-actively set up any equipment and or tools to be used for a patient
  • Collect and prepare laboratory samples such as fecal, urine, and ear cytologies
  • Restrain animals in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner during examinations and procedures
  • Obtain accurate vital signs on patients
  • Document any changes of a pet's condition and vital signs appropriately in medical records and notify doctor or veterinary technicians of any unusual medical or behavioral problems
  • Communicate with all aspects of the medical team from the front Customer Service Staff to the Kennel Technicians
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the hospital including kennels and runs, treatment areas, exam rooms, and surgery suite
  • Care and maintenance of all medical equipment including laboratory machines, surgical packs, anesthesia machines, and any other tools that are essential to daily operations
  • Communicate with clients per hospital policy in a compassionate and professional way on either the status of their pet, or any questions they may have
  • Perform other duties as assigned by doctors, receptionists, and veterinary technicians to assist in the smooth flow of the daily operation of the hospitalResponsibilities / Qualifications:
    • High School diploma or GED certificate
    • Must be able to work 7:30am-5:30pm four weekdays per week (we are open Monday-Friday; NO weekends)
    • Knowledge of medical procedures and animal handling
    • Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations
    • Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment
    • Excellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with teammates is required
    • Must be dependable, demonstrate strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 poundsBenefits:
      • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
      • Retirement Plan (401k)
      • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
      • Short Term Disability
      • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays)
      • SVP offers educational assistance for qualified teammates to enroll in AVMA-CVTEA accredited veterinary technician programs
      • Teladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7
      • Discounted Veterinary Care
      • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
      • A large network of over 4,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth
      • Opportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!#LVTSJ

Keywords: Westside Animal Hospital and Veterinary Dental Cli, Durham , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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