Opportunity for an ICU Veterinary Assistant
A Veterinary Assistant is the foundation of a solid clinical medical practice and the primary support of our doctors. The duties of a technician require practical 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. They assist in pet restraint, lab work, procedures, surgery, nursing care, and triage/discharge of patients.
VMSG is a world class specialty referral and emergency center providing pets with extraordinary care. Our highly qualified team delivers compassionate, comprehensive care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which is overseen by board-certified Veterinary Critical Care specialists.
VMSG has the highest possible nurse-to-patient ratio using state-of-the-art monitoring, diagnostic, and treatment equipment.
Ventura, California is one of America's most livable communities, located between Malibu and Santa Barbara on the blue Pacific Ocean, overlooking Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Graduate of an accredited veterinary technology program (preferred)
High School diploma or equivalent
One or more years’ experience in veterinary environment, including intern assignments
Physical and Other Requirements
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals – with assistance from other staff members for animals weighing over 50 pounds)
Ability to walk or stand for 10 to 12 hours (or longer shifts, as needed); frequently working in a bent position
Ability to handle stressful situations
Ability to complete assigned tasks, even if extended work hours are required in order to do so