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VCA Animal Hospitals Assistant in Cheshire, Connecticut

We are looking an outgoing team player, who loves helping animals and people to join our very busy GP practice. The ideal candidate will work in conjunction with the technician's to provide the best possible support to the doctors, clients and patients. Experience in the following skills is preferred.

  • low stress handling of anxious cats and dogs

  • restraint of patients for blood draws, catheter placement and procedures

  • be able to assist in or take diagnostic quality radiographs

  • basic diseases and vaccine protocols

  • Running bloodwork samples in our in house lab

  • assist the technicians with admits and discharges

  • Walking, feeding and caring for hospitalized patients

  • Clean and disinfect cages, wards and the treatment area.

  • Remain positive and calm in a busy environment.

If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.

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)

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