VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant in Los Angeles, California
We are looking for an Experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our VCA Urgent Care hospital in LA-Mar Vista!
Have you ever wanted to be on the front lines of innovation? Do you enjoy a fast-paced environment with a collaborative, team-oriented approach to patient care? Can you provide high-quality nursing care while creating a fear free environment for the patients under your care? You just may find yourself rekindling your JOY for veterinary medicine in this well-designed, people-focused, high-tech hospital with an innovative approach to Urgent Care .
Our Technical team works in pairs to maximize efficiency while providing patient care. Utilizing a digital whiteboard, all diagnostics and treatments are clearly communicated allowing the medical team to complete cases quickly while keeping the doctor up to date on diagnostic results. An emphasis on low stress handling, hands free radiology, and a well organized treatment space allows you to keep the patients calm and safe during their visit. The virtual waiting room has a dynamic capacity analyzer that assesses the team’s pace and updates clients on the wait time digitally. When the team reaches capacity for the day, the waiting room automatically closes. This allows all team members to leave on-time, with all medical records and patient care completed. The technician and assistant team only does patient care, no answering phones, presenting estimates, or checking out clients needed.
What You’ll Do
Follow digital treatment plans prescribed by DVM
Obtain quality lab samples via venipuncture, cystocentesis, fecal collection, etc.
Perform in-hospital laboratory diagnostics including urinalysis, cytologies, etc.
Process lab samples utilizing in-hospital laboratory equipment
Use low stress patient handling techniques
Perform diagnostic radiographs (hands free as allowed)
Administer injections, medications, nursing care as directed by a veterinarian
Maintain accurate, complete digital medical records
Fill prescriptions (as allowed by law)
Maintain a clean work environment to include following any infectious disease protocols, handling medical/biomedical, and infectious waste appropriately
Minimum 5 years of veterinary experience in a GP, UC or emergency setting
Ability to operate with a sense of urgency and high pace
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Willingness to jump in as needed
Able to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
Comfortable asking for help and clarification when needed
Possess a high attention to detail
Schedule: 4/10’s. Full-and Part-time positions available. Hospital is open 7 days a week, 10am-8pm. One weekend day per week required.
Compensation: The pay range for this position is $22-26/hour. Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials.
Location: 12108 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
Benefits: Below are some of the many benefits of joining the VCA team for full-time associates (part-time benefits may vary)!
Paid vacation, sick time, and holiday pay
Free mental health sessions (Lyra) and wellness subscriptions (Head Space)
Medical, dental & vision insurance for you and your family
Health saving account, and Flexible spending account
Generous pet care discounts plus discounts on Mars, Royal Canin, and more
Life, short, and long-term disability insurance (company paid)
Paid parental leave for new parents
401(k) (company match)
Opportunities for growth and leadership roles at VCA and Mars Veterinary Health
Dedicated onboarding and development support
Associate-led equity, inclusion, and diversity groups
Free Continuing Education through our online WoofU
Please reach out to Katie Fultz, Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to submit your resume!
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)
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at vcacareers.com