Pet Care Assistant II

Job Description

Job Description

Are you looking to break into the veterinary industry?

Do you want to work somewhere where you can GROW?

Consider joining us as an entry level veterinary assistant

-Previous animal handling experience preferred

Great position if you are considering becoming a veterinary technician or veterinarian one day!

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

-Observe animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent and alert veterinary technicians/veterinarians to any changes.

-Walk treatment area dogs several times a day according to hospital protocol to provide exercise and time for the elimination of bowels and bladder.

-Apply knowledge of normal food and liquid requirements of animals. As required, provide special food and liquids.

-Discharge and admit patients at the request of receptionists, practitioners and technicians. Ensure that patients/boarders are clean and fresh smelling prior to discharge.

-Under the supervision of veterinarians or technicians, assist with the administration of medications, post-operative care or preparation of samples for laboratory examination, collect specimens, clean instruments, fill prescriptions as authorized.

-Clean, disinfect and maintain kennels, cages, runs, and litter boxes as often as is necessary to ensure no cages or kennels are soiled, and odors are not apparent.

-Perform general cleaning to control the spread of disease including sweeping, mopping, disinfecting of counters/cabinets, taking out trash etc.

– Wash and sterilize water and food bowls..

-Bathe and dry animals. As required, perform pedicures, express anal glands, and ear cleaning.

-Know proper animal restraint techniques, assist with patient restraint.

-Record information such as feeding schedules, appearance, the behavior of patients that are boarded, groomed, or hospitalized.

-Work well with all employees and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the doctors, and the practice philosophy.

-Perform other duties as assigned.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job.

-Frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen, frequently working in a bent position.

-Frequently use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; it will reach with hands and arms.

-Use strength or agility in capturing and restraining stronger, more active animals.

-Occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

-Occasionally handle dogs weighing up to and over 150 lbs. Assistance will be provided by another team member when working with larger animals.

The employee must be willing to submit to a background check as well as a drug screening upon hire.

Job Type:

Part-time or Full-time

Hourly Rate:

Based on Experience

Full-Time Employee Company Benefits:

Health Insurance through United Healthcare

Dental & Vision

Life Insurance

Short-Term & Long-Term Disability


Job Perks:

50% off medical services after 90 day probation period

30% off grooming services after 90 day probation period

Special pricing on Purina pet food after 90 day probation period

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Job Location

Plainfield, Illinois, United States

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