West Gate Veterinary Hospital is seeking a Veterinary Assistant. We are a well established practice, with a great staff and a varied caseload. Our ideal candidate would enjoy working with people and get along well with others, while also thriving in a fast paced environment.
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, and proper animal restraint. This position requires knowledge of 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