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Veterinary Assistant

Company: People, Pets and Vets
Location: Chico
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Why You'll Love This Veterinary Assistant Job at Chico Hospital for Cats in Chico, CA! Build a satisfying and lucrative career out of your passion and love for animals
Have the satisfaction of knowing your work will improve the lives of pets and their people
Grow alongside an organization that acknowledges your contributions to its overall success
Get in on the ground floor of a growing and innovating organization
Feel empowered as you leave an indelible mark on your community
Bask in the sense of pride you will feel from being part of a network of reputable practices
Learn new, on-the-job skills that will help you grow your career
Enjoy a great work/life balance, plus generous perks and benefits
Responsibilities Veterinary Assistant Responsibilities Clean and straighten exam rooms to prepare for incoming patients following OSHA guidelines
Be familiar with infectious and common zoonotic diseases; including prevention, and the steps to reduce or eliminate transmission
Assist in restraining pets in a manner that allows necessary procedures to be done with minimal stress to patients, and ensure safety of patients and people
Take accurate notes and medical history of patients in exam rooms for doctors
Anticipate the needs of the doctor for routine exam/surgery visits; follow doctors request to fill or refill medications
Take temperatures, samples, vitals as requested by doctor; draw up vaccines, flea/tick medication/prevention, etc.
Required Skills Veterinary Assistant Qualifications Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
Advanced experience as a veterinary technician or assistant required
Excellent communication skills
Possess a good attitude and contribute to a positive work environment
Strong English - written and verbal language skills
Advanced animal care, restraints, client/customer interaction experience required
Experience with venipuncture, IV catheter placement, labwork, radiology, and pharmacology highly preferred

Keywords: People, Pets and Vets, Chico , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Chico, California

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