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  • Veterinary Assistant at Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Matthews, NC

    Job Locations US-NC-Matthews
    # of Openings
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  • Overview

    The Veterinary Assistant is a critical role in our hospital.  As a veterinary assistant, the duties include keeping accurate medical records, clerical work, client education, proper animal restraint, and support of the organization.  This position requires some knowledge of hospital procedures, policies and services; client and patient treatment protocols; hospital computer systems; and the standard procedures, records, and terminology used in a veterinary hospital. This role assists in pet restraint, lab work, procedures, surgery, nursing care, and triage/discharge of patients.


    • Perform TPR (temperature, pulse and respiration) assessments, treatments, and administer medication as directed by the veterinarian
    • Prep and assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures
    • Perform laboratory tests and take radiographs
    • Operate and maintain hospital equipment, i.e., EKG, fluid pump, syringe pump, scales, syringe pump, anesthetic monitors and machines
    • Communicate with clients/owners about the status of patients, as directed by the veterinarian
    • Fill prescriptions/administer medications, including proper documentation, logging, and security of controlled drugs
    • Maintain cleanliness of exam rooms (after each patient), reception areas, hospital grounds, and treatment areas, as needed
    • Clean cages, as needed
    • Do laundry
    • Communicate patient status with oncoming staff and veterinarians, and update records and financial information, as needed, in the computer
    • Display confidence and reassurance when dealing with pets experiencing severe stress, illness, and/or pain
    • Communicate and approach job duties in a mature manner
    • Foster teamwork approach and work well with all levels of hospital team members
    • Participate in all staff and technician/assistant mandatory staff meetings
    • Answer phones and perform other reception duties as needed by the hospital



    High School diploma or equivalent


    Work Experience

    One or more years’ experience in veterinary environment successfully performing all of the duties of this position


    Physical Requirements

    Ability to lift up to 40 pounds (work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals – with assistance from other staff members for animals weighing over 40 pounds)

    Ability to walk or stand for extended periods; frequently working in a bent position

    How to Apply

    For immediate consideration, please apply for this position at or email your CV to Sera Cullen. If you have any questions please contact Sera at 203-502-7438.  


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