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Veterinary Assistant (PT)

Company: Southern Veterinary Partners
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Avery Ranch Animal Hospital is located in Cedar Park, Texas, just less than 20 miles outside of Austin. Avery Ranch has become a premier veterinary healthcare facility, offering top-notch medical, dental and surgical care to the dogs, cats, and pocket pets of the Avery Ranch community and beyond. We understand that our clients' pets are more than just animals, they are an important part of the family. That's why we strive to treat each and every patient we work with as if they were our own. If you are a passionate and caring team player please apply today!-- - The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for assisting Veterinarians and Credentialed Veterinary Technicians in the care of animals, the hospital, and all medical equipment and machinery. Assistants will help maintain a clean, efficient, and healthy environment for animals being treated or boarded at the hospital. The Veterinary Assistant is a crucial part of the medical team and is responsible for advocating for the patient as well as education of the clients.Assist doctors and credentialed veterinary technicians with appointments, prepping patients for surgery and minor procedures, and pro-actively-- -set up any equipment and or tools to be used for a patientCollect and prepare laboratory samples such as fecal, urine, and ear cytologiesRestrain animals in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner during examinations and procedures-- -Obtain accurate vital signs on patients-- -Document any changes of a pet's condition and vital signs appropriately in medical records and notify doctor or veterinary technicians of any unusual medical or behavioral problems-- -Communication with all aspects of the medical team from the front Customer Service Staff to the Kennel TechniciansMaintain the cleanliness of the hospital including kennels and runs, treatment areas, exam rooms, and surgery suite-- -Care and maintenance of all medical equipment including laboratory machines, surgical packs, anesthesia machines, and any other tools that are essential to daily operationsCommunicate with clients per hospital policy in a compassionate and professional way on either the status of their pet, or any questions they may have-- -Perform other duties as assigned by doctors, receptionists, and veterinary technicians to assist in the smooth flow of the daily operation of the hospital High School diploma or GED certificate-- -Flexible schedule including some weekend and holiday shiftsKnowledge of medical procedures and animal handlingMust have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and ExcelMust possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situationsMust have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environmentExcellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with teammates is required-- -Must be dependable, demonstrate strong work ethic, and a willingness to learnMust be able to lift up to 50 pounds Competitive Salary based on experienceRetirement Plan (401k)SVP offers educational assistance for qualified teammates to enroll in AVMA-CVTEA accredited veterinary technician programsTeladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7Discounted Veterinary CareEAP (Employee Assistance Program)A large network of over 4,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth-- -Opportunity to make an impact in your community while-- -tackling-- -a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals-- -among a great team of people!#SUPPORTSJ

Keywords: Southern Veterinary Partners, Cedar Park , Veterinary Assistant (PT), Healthcare , Cedar Park, Texas

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