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Veterinary Assistant

Company: Southern Veterinary Partners
Location: Powhatan
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Powhatan Animal Hospital is a mixed animal practice located between the city of Richmond and the country. We are a high-volume hospital that offers laser therapy and orthopedic surgery. We support our local high school and sheriff's department, and we will go out of our way to help our clients by offering extra help getting in and out of the vehicle if needed.
We truly work as a team and most teammates are cross-trained to help out however they can. If you have been looking to join a team that loves to help their community and each other, we would love to welcome you to our team!
The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for assisting Veterinarians and Credentialed Veterinary Technicians in the care of animals, the hospital, and all medical equipment and machinery. Assistants will help maintain a clean, efficient, and healthy environment for animals being treated or boarded at the hospital. The Veterinary Assistant is a crucial part of the medical team and is responsible for advocating for the patient as well as education of the clients.

  • Assist doctors and credentialed veterinary technicians with appointments, prepping patients for surgery and minor procedures, and pro-actively set up any equipment and or tools to be used for a patient
  • Collect and prepare laboratory samples such as fecal, urine, and ear cytologies
  • Restrain animals in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner during examinations and procedures
  • Obtain accurate vital signs on patients
  • Document any changes of a pet's condition and vital signs appropriately in medical records and notify doctor or veterinary technicians of any unusual medical or behavioral problems
  • Communication with all aspects of the medical team from the front Customer Service Staff to the Kennel Technicians
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the hospital including kennels and runs, treatment areas, exam rooms, and surgery suite
  • Care and maintenance of all medical equipment including laboratory machines, surgical packs, anesthesia machines, and any other tools that are essential to daily operations
  • Communicate with clients per hospital policy in a compassionate and professional way on either the status of their pet, or any questions they may have
  • Perform other duties as assigned by doctors, receptionists, and veterinary technicians to assist in the smooth flow of the daily operation of the hospital
    • High School diploma or GED certificate
    • Flexible schedule including some weekend and holiday shifts
    • Knowledge of medical procedures and animal handling
    • Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations
    • Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment
    • Excellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with teammates is required
    • Must be dependable, demonstrate strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
      • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
      • Retirement Plan (401k)
      • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
      • Short Term Disability
      • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays)
      • SVP offers educational assistance for qualified teammates to enroll in AVMA-CVTEA accredited veterinary technician programs
      • Teladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7
      • Discounted Veterinary Care
      • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
      • A large network of over 5,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth
      • Opportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!

Keywords: Southern Veterinary Partners, Richmond , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Powhatan, Virginia

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