Mars Petcare Career Pathways

Job Information

Banfield Pet Hospital Veterinary Assistant in Houston, Texas

Job Description

Veterinary TechnicianBanfield aspires to be a practice where as a team, we make a positive impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities, and the field of veterinary medicine. And, we believe hiring people with diverse perspectives, ideas, and cultures, permits us to deliver to the highest quality of preventive care.As a Banfield veterinary assistant, you will work alongside pet health care industry experts to make a difference in the lives of the pets and clients we serve. With the chance to utilize your veterinary knowledge, communication skills, and love for pets, this role will afford you the opportunity to define a clear career path for continued growth and learning.Responsibilities:Support veterinarians to ensure quality veterinary care, advocate for pets, and educate clients.With each hospital function, assist veterinarians and the medical team to maximize productivity and maintain positive patient flow.Communicate with clients about individualized pet health concerns and offer guidance on Optimum Wellness Plan ® options, medications, and additional treatments.Assist in maintaining relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of practice systems, including Banfield 's database, PetWare, designed to obtain data for population research.Obtain relevant health history and information from clients and maintain medical charts.Use safe restraining techniques, follow standard protocols, and sustain clean, sterile, organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.Be willing to guide, mentor, and support fellow team members.Requirements:

We expect our Vet Assistants to show up each day with a passion for pets and work with others who believe preventive care is the key to helping pets achieve long and healthy lives.As we do with all our associates, we look to our vet assistants to adopt our Five Principles €” Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. And, while your on-paper qualifications are of course important, we actively seek out vet assistants who thrive on delivering outstanding client and pet experiences.Your wellbeing matters.We know that your real passion for pet well-being is why you chose this profession. At Banfield, we believe it is just as important to support the well-being of those who devote their lives to this cause. Through our extensive network and support structure, Banfield offers a wide array of benefits and programs, empowering you to focus on yourself and your family, as you care for pets and clientsAs a Banfield vet assistant, we want you to take full advantage of work and play through:Competitive salary with paid time offMedical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits for you and eligible dependentsAutomatic enrollment in 401(k) Savings Plan after 60 days of employmentHealth Savings Account with annual practice-paid funding of $750 to supplement health care expensesAutomatic enrollment in 100% practice paid short- and long-term disability after 60 days of employment ' includes maternity leaveOptimum Wellness Plans (OWPs) for up to three petsA variety of discounts including Mars, PetSmart, Royal Canin, fitness, cellular, and so much more Potential as Big as Your PassionWe are committed to helping you grow as a vet assistant by providing:Performance Development Plans (PDP) designed to help you define and achieve your career goalsPractice-paid continuing education opportunities including our partnership with Penn Foster to become a credentialed Vet Tech

DirectEmployers