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Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Care Assistant in Coon Rapids, Minnesota

The Pet Care Assistant works with the veterinary medical team to provide and prepare for the best medical care of p ets .

Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. within self and team.

Prepare the tre atment room for examination of p et s and all necessary medical item and supplies (e.g. vaccinations, fecal loops, slides, etc.) for the veterinarian and/or veter i nary technician . Set up fecals, smears, and skin scra pings as allowed by state rules and regulations .

Serve as support to th e Client Services Coordinator , Vete rinary Assistant and Veterinary Technician . 

Hold or restrain p ets during examination, treatment, or inoculation. 

P repare routine in - house laboratory tests (e.g. canine heartworm, feline leukemia, FIV, and canine parvovirus) as allowed by s tate rules and regulations . 

Monitor the comfort of hospitalized patients. Ensure the comfort of hospitalized patients by "walking", exercising, feeding, and cleaning cages and p et (when approved by the veterinarian or veterinary technician ). 

Bathe and di p p ets when necessary to treat dermatological conditions (when advised by veterinarian or veterinary technician . 

Clean the surgical suite and instruments. 

Ensure cleanliness of the hospital including but not limited to housekeeping such as laundry, dishe s, mopping, cage cleaning, trash collection and removal and instrument cleaning as outlined by hospital protocols 

Other job duties as assigned.