• Full Time
  • Salinas, CA
  • Industry Sector : Other
  • Other

Animal Hospital of Salinas

We are currently looking for a new veterinary assistant to join our team. Here at Animal Hospital of Salinas you will play a vital role in providing top quality care to our patients, and bridging communication with clients so that owners can understand their pet’s needs, ensuring their well-being. We are a privately owned, fast-paced 2 doctor practice that would love to have the opportunity to make you a part of our hospital and veterinary family where you will make a positive difference every day carrying on the standard of veterinary care excellence. The ideal candidate is responsible, dependent, and a pro-active team player among many more skills and traits. Please review responsibilities and qualifications below. While this is ideal we will consider candidates that may not meet all qualifications, but have adequate experience.

General purpose- To support veterinarians, and veterinary staff as directed or needed. To provide stellar and productive veterinary service/services.

Qualifications- Strong dog and cat handling skills (comfort around animals of all sizes and temperaments)
Veterinary terminology
Physical abilities to lift 50 lbs ,stand, sit or squat for extended periods of time
Vaccine knowledge (administration, education)
Perform/assist with laboratory sampling (Phlebotomy)
Pharmacology (read, interpret, and dispense prescriptions)
Radiology techniques (positioning, VA radiation exam)
Animal behavior
Aseptic technique
Microsoft word (Avimark knowledge is a plus!)
Strong customer service skills
Multi-task and prioritize
Punctual, honest and reliable is a must
Adaptive/Fast learner
VA certification preferred but not required

Responsibilities- Escort clients in rooms/taking patients in back for treatment
Gathering vital signs, brief patient history, and presenting information to doctor.
Restrain animals during examinations and treatments (low stress handling)
Administer vaccines, medications, and fluids
Perform generalized treatments
Client education
Filling/dispensing medications
Cleaning/ general hospital maintenance
Proper set up/ breakdown of work station(s)
Surgical assisting

Benefits- Flexible scheduling
8 hour shift (Day shift) M-F
No nights/ No weekends
Employee discount
Paid time off/holiday pay

Compensation- DOE

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