Veterinary Assistant

Job Description

Job Description

At Montclair Animal Hospital , we employ the finest veterinary professionals to deliver high-quality medical services while promoting a culture of compassion and authenticity. We cultivate working environments and cultures for every hospital staff member, making sure they have the resources to give every pet accurate attention and keep clients well-informed.

The Veterinary Assistant will support our Doctors and Technicians by creating a positive, atmosphere for our clients and patients. You will maintain records, prepare surgical suites and surgical patients. You will also fill prescriptions, perform laboratory work and diagnostic imaging, and provide compassionate care and a home away from home for boarded and hospitalized pets. They aid the veterinarians in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail. They have a very significant role in communicating with and educating clients about their pets.

  • Feed animals and monitor whether they’re eating.
  • Bathe pets when necessary.
  • Exercise the animals.
  • Assist veterinarians and vet technicians with lab work.
  • Clean, sterilize, and maintain kennels, operating rooms, examining rooms, cages, and surgical equipment.
  • Comfort and restrain pets during examinations and care.
  • Provide first aid to pets in an emergency, stabilizing them until a doctor can take over.
  • Administer medications to pets.
  • Perform some clerical duties.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of experience.
  • Professional appearance required; scrubs are to be worn at all times.
  • Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends (Saturdays) & holidays if clinic is open.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Work well independently and in a group.

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Montclair, Virginia, United States

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