West Gate Veterinary Hospital has three full time doctors and we are open Monday through Friday 7am to 6pm. Boarding and baths play a big role in services offered and both are usually in the top five services each month. Enterprise is a thriving town that supports Fort Rucker military base, the base is referred to as Mother Rucker since it offers mainly helicopter pilot training as well captain career training. So we take care of a large percentage of military clients and their pets. The clinic is well established, dating back to the summer of 1969. Since we are a multi-doctor practice we do operate at a fast pace.
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.
High School diploma or equivalent
One or more years’ experience in veterinary environment successfully performing all of the duties of this position
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