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Banfield Pet Hospital Veterinary Assistant in Columbus, Ohio

Communicate with veterinarian, veterinary technicians and all other associates to maintain the flow of patients

 Provide professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times

This includes performing or preparing procedures that do not require veterinarian or veterinary technician assistance, completing preparatory work for other procedures, ensuring that clients and pets are comfortable in the hospital, and monitoring hospitalized or surgical pets as allowed in the state practice acts

 Educate clients about Optimum Wellness Plans, preventive care, pet health needs, hospital services and other issues

 Obtain relevant information and history from clients and maintain proper and complete medical charts

 Ensure the safety of pets, clients and associates by utilizing safe restraining techniques, following standard protocols, and maintaining clean, sterile and organized treatment areas, exam rooms and labs

 Assist with surgery as applicable

 Utilize technical skills to the fullest, within state practice acts and as outlined in the NAVTA guidelines for veterinary assistant skills and duties

 Mentor other paraprofessionals in the hospital

Gains and shows personal satisfaction from delivering great service

Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done

 Integrity – Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Banfield Pet Hospital

Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment

This position requires special hours including working weekends and evenings