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Veterinary Assistant

Company: Best Friends Animal Clinic
Location: Grass Valley
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Why You'll Love This Veterinary Assistant Job at Best Friends Animal Clinic in Grass Valley, CA!

  • Build a satisfying and lucrative career out of your passion and love for animals
  • Have the satisfaction of knowing your work will improve the lives of pets and their people
  • Grow alongside an organization that acknowledges your contributions to its overall success
  • Get in on the ground floor of a growing and innovating organization
  • Feel empowered as you leave an indelible mark on your community
  • Bask in the sense of pride you will feel from being part of a network of reputable practices
  • Learn new, on-the-job skills that will help you grow your career
  • Enjoy a great work/life balance, plus generous perks and benefitsLearn more about this hospital: www.bestfriends-animalclinic.comResponsibilitiesVeterinary Assistant Responsibilities
    • Clean and straighten exam rooms to prepare for incoming patients following OSHA guidelines
    • Be familiar with infectious and common zoonotic diseases; including prevention, and the steps to reduce or eliminate transmission
    • Assist in restraining pets in a manner that allows necessary procedures to be done with minimal stress to patients, and ensure safety of patients and people
    • Take accurate notes and medical history of patients in exam rooms for doctors
    • Anticipate the needs of the doctor for routine exam/surgery visits; follow doctors request to fill or refill medications
    • Take temperatures, samples, vitals as requested by doctor; draw up vaccines, flea/tick medication/prevention, etc.Required SkillsVeterinary Assistant Qualifications
      • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
      • Advanced experience as a veterinary technician or assistant required
      • Excellent communication skills
      • Possess a good attitude and contribute to a positive work environment
      • Strong English - written and verbal language skills
      • Advanced animal care, restraints, client/customer interaction experience required
      • Experience with venipuncture, IV catheter placement, labwork, radiology, and pharmacology highly preferred

Keywords: Best Friends Animal Clinic, Roseville , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Grass Valley, California

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