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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant in Versailles, Kentucky

Job Description

Veterinary Assistant

We are an AAHA accredited hospital providing our patient with excellent service from start to finish. We are seeking to add full and part time veterinary assistants to our state of the art hospital in Versailles KY. Our 5 doctor hospital has a wide range of patients needing medical attention. The team members must be a believer in high quality medicine and excellent patient care. In this position you will be working with our team to care for our patient and overseeing all medical attention that is needed. This team member must be a clear communicator, team player and have the passion for serving patients. Act as the extra eyes, ears, and hands for our veterinary staff to ensure the best quality patient care. Obtain relevant information and maintain proper and complete medical records. Our hospital is working with team members to become fear free certified in order to help patient receive the best care with less stress. Based on experience, we off best in market wages to the successful candidates.

Must have’s in order to be considered:

Must have at least 1 year experience in the veterinary field and basic medical knowledge.

Must have high school Diploma or G.E.D

Must be a least 18 years of age

Must have positive attitude

Must be able to be on your feet for extended periods of time which often require bending, crouching, squatting, and leaning over, twisting, reaching, upper body strength, hand strength, sitting on the floor, and other physical demands.

Must be strong enough to withstand pulling of a large strong dog on a leash

Must have basic math and writing skills

Must be able to lift 40 lbs. unassisted

Must be available to work a 4 or 5 day work week with hours possible Monday through Saturday as hospital needs.

Skills

Animal handling skills and at least a basic understanding of animal behavior and low stress handling techniques

Ability to remain calm and multi-task in a stressful environment

Ability to work positively as a team player

Ability to learn, apply new skills and follow through with directions and task

Ability to effectively problem solve and make decision as needed.

Understanding of commonly used medications

Provide compassionate patient care for such things as vital assessments, feeding, cleaning.

Safely walking patients

Rounding with the team members on patient care and important medical information on in house patient so continued care can go seamlessly.

Participate in continuing education and actively work to increase skills

Additional duties

Assist in cleaning the hospital including (but not limited to): laundry, floors, taking out trash, recycling, cleaning treatment area, exam rooms, kennels, and break room.

Assist in restocking the hospital supplies

Appropriate disinfection protocol used when cleaning various areas of the hospital

Benefits

Benefits include but are not limited to:

Competitive wages for both full and part time team members

Medical, dental and vision insurance for full time team members

401K for full time team members

Paid sick and vacation time for full time team members

Paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance

Uniforms for both full and part time team members

Opportunity to advance your education with our partnership with Penn Foster with discounts on wide - variety of education offerings, paid scholarships and discounts education cost for both full and part time team members

CE opportunities through WOOF University and other sources for both full and part time team members

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

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