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  • Veterinary Assistant-Lake Cross Veterinary Hospital

    Job Locations US-Huntersville
    ID
    2019-1669
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Administrative/Clerical
    Hiring Manager Email
    tadams@lakecrossvet.com
  • Overview

    Lake Cross Veterinary Hospital is seeking a full-time Assistant to join our team. Candidates must be motivated, able to multi-task under pressure and take initiative. We are committed to providing exceptional patient care and customer service while maintaining a positive, team-based work environment.Experience is strongly recommended, but not necessary for the right person. Candidates must have the ability to work the hours of operation, including weekends and some holidays. Applicants must be mature, prompt, dependable, detail oriented and self motivated.  Apply online at www.petvetcareers.com.

    Job Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

    Patient Care

    • Care for boarding and hospitalized animals, including cage cleaning, exercising, feeding, observing signs of illness and controlling the spread of parasites and infectious diseases
    • Restrain patients for procedures performed by technicians or doctors
    • Administer medications
    • Assess change in animal status
    • Trim nails
    • Clean ears
    • Anal gland expressions
    • Bathing and dipping procedures
    • Ensure hospital patients and boarding pets go home well groomed and in an appropriate medical state

    Housekeeping Duties :

    • laundry
    • Clean cages and boarding kennels
    • Help maintain clean exam rooms, treatment area and surgical suite
    • Clean public and staff areas
    • Assist with facility and yard maintenance to maintain a clean, odorless and inviting environment
    • Maintain, clean and disinfect treatment areas
    • Laboratory, Pharmacy, Radiology
    • Perform basic in-house lab tests
    • Complete forms for reference lab
    • Fill out lab reports and logs
    • Assist with radiographs
    • maintain clean lab area

    Client Communication :

    • Professional, cheerful and helpful attitude when interacting with pet owners
    • Knowledge of common diseases, their symptoms and means of transmission
    • Knowledge of preventative health care recommendations to answer questions and assist in marketing veterinary services from which clients’ pets would benefit

    Educational Requirements:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Formal or on-the-job training in veterinary technology

    Skills Needed:

    • Ability and willingness to assist technicians, doctors and receptionists
    • Responsibilities will vary based on the practice’s current needs, the season and the individual skills of the employee
    • Ability to assist veterinarians in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery
    • Effective communicator
    • Basic Computer skills

    Physical Obligations:

    • Ability to lift patients and carry equipment up to 25 pounds; ability to lift patients or carry equipment over 50 pounds with assistance
    • Endure sitting, standing and walking on hard floor surfaces for extended periods
    • Type information for patient records and prescription labels into the computer
    • Able to work in noisy work conditions with sounds from animals and equipment
    • Take safety precautions for exposure to toxins, drugs, anesthesia and radiation

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