VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant in Birmingham, Alabama
VCA Liberty Animal Hospital is seeking a Veterinary Assistant to join our team!
Location: 3810 River Run Dr, Birmingham, AL 35243
We are an AAHA accredited 2-doctor practice in Birmingham, Alabama. We see dogs, cats, and exotic species, offering a variety of services including Primary Care, Surgery, and Dentistry. We are certified Cat Friendly by the AAFP and support Fear Free practices. Enjoy mentorship and continuing education opportunities with us at our state-of-the-art, fast-paced hospital.
We are open Monday through Friday 7am - 6pm NO WEEKENDS!
Check out our website here: https://vcahospitals.com/liberty/hospital
Seeking a full-time Veterinary Assistant to join the VCA Liberty Animal Hospital team. Duties include, but are not limited to assisting doctors in giving excellent quality pet care, pre and post-surgery monitoring and nursing care, administering medications, placing IV catheters and giving injectables, performing blood draws, fecal and urinary analysis, processing lab work, observing and interpreting microscopic specimens, and sanitation duties of the treatment areas. The position requires working with and lifting small, medium and large animals, bending, leaning, balancing, and carrying 40 pounds.
The successful candidate must exercise discretion and judgment, have a practical knowledge of hospital procedures and services, veterinary terminology, treatment protocols, compassion, assist in coaching and development, and effectively educate clients. Candidates must be available to work a flex (rotating) schedule including weekends and evenings as scheduled, have reliable transportation, must have excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task, and attention to detail.
A resume and background check is required. We offer competitive compensation and great benefits for eligible employees, including medical/dental/vision, generous personal pet care discounts, and more! Starting salary for this position is $15 / hour and more depending on experience and skills.
Interested? Apply today!
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Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!
The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at vcacareers.com