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Veterinary Assistant

  • Animal Wellness Center
  • 05/24/23
  • Pikeville, KY
  • 41501
  • Full-Time
Job Description
COVID Our clinic is locked to random entry, therefore, please email your resume. We will then email you an application to complete. We keep applications on file for 6 months. If your application is selected for an interview you will be notified via phone or email by Animal Wellness Center Staff. You will not be scheduled an interview by Indeed. PLEASE, no phone or Facebook inquiry. (Currently not in effect If you are interested in this position, please complete an application in person at our clinic.)

-No phone calls or facebook messages please.

No Experience needed but is a major plus. On the job training expected if no prior experience.

This list is not all inclusive and is discussed in further detail upon the opportunity to interview.

Assist in exam room obtaining demographics.

Directly assisting Veterinary during exams, surgeries etc.

Kennel cleaning and animal care needs on a daily basis.

Dispensing and administering medications as needed.

Cleaning of facility on a daily basis.

Restraining and muzzling of animals as needed.

Preparation of surgeries, baths, exams etc.

Use of computer based Database.

Maintaining accurate up to date records.

Accept monetary payments for processing from clients on a daily basis.

Communicating in person and telephonically with clients on a daily basis.

Troubleshoot diagnostic equipment

Calculate doses.

Performance of parasite screenings, blood tests, urinalysis etc.

Monitor of lab supplies and clinic inventory.

Be willing to learn and remain teachable.

Ability to stand for long periods is a must.

Client needs and work volume often require more than 40 hours a week.

Willingness to work long shifts into the evenings and every weekend.

Ability to tolerate high noise volumes.

Confidence around large or aggressive pets.

Must possess efficient ambulatory skill and overall work quickly.

Requires quick hand eye coordination including arm finger dexterity with ability to grasp.

Must possess quick mental processing for reasoning, mathematics, remembering, and language ability (moderate to high level of oral and written grammar skill).

Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (ie left, carry, move) up to 60 lbs.

Must possess communication skills-read, write, spell, speak fluent English, use appropriate grammar and enunciation,

Routine exposure to pets that bite and scratch, anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards as well an medications/controlled substances.

Ability to physical move swiftly while multi-tasking.

Ability to manage emotions under high stress situations by excelling at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order.

Client service skills-ensuring the team provides the client/patient with informative courteous information.

Possesses a positive attitude conveyed by smiling and treating co-workers/clients in a positive respectful manner.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $8.00 - $12.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We are curbside only. We are increasing cleaning and wearing masks. We also ask clients to wear a mask as well.

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