Veterinary Assistant Job Description

Job Summary

Our veterinary clinics are interested in hiring a Veterinary Assistant to assist in the care of our animal patients (dogs and cats). The successful candidate will be responsible for setting up exam rooms, assisting during surgical procedures to ensure patients’ safety, feeding and exercising the animals under our care, ensuring the cleanliness of the facility, and monitoring patients post-surgery.

If you love animals and are committed to providing high-quality care, we hope you’ll apply.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Veterinarian with routine patient appointments and surgical procedures
  • Collect and preserve laboratory samples to send offsite for more comprehensive testing
  • Perform ultrasound examinations based on the instructions and under the guidance of the attending Veterinarian
  • Collaborate with Veterinarians to develop training courses for staff members
  • Ensure proper sterilization and storage of equipment
  • Prepare appointment rooms before scheduled patient visits

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Communication skills: Vet Assistants must communicate with doctors, customers, and other staff. They must also communicate kindly with owners of ill or injured pets.
  • Physical strength: They must be able to lift and handle animals easily.
  • Problem-solving skills: Vet Assistants need to be able to consider all of the available information and draw valid conclusions about an animal’s condition.
  • Compassion: Vet Assistants must treat animal patients kindly and also give kindness to the pets’ owners.
  • Must possess a valid Veterinary Assistant certification
  • 2+ years’ experience as a Veterinary Assistant preferred

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Retention bonus eligibility after 90 days
  • IRA match eligibility after 90 days
  • Flexible schedule¬∑

To apply, please email resume to office@richmondroadvetclinic.com