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Veterinary Assistant

Company: VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Job Description:

VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Centeris seeking full-time Veterinary Assistant - Emergency & Critical Care to join our skilled technician team at our AAHA-accredited, 24 hour emergency/multi-specialty practice in Omaha, NE This is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic team and expand your knowledge while working in a fast-paced environment! You will be challenged to use your know-how and skills to the best of your ability, in a teaching hospital, with a team that will support you along the way. Requirements Minimum 2 year of experience in veterinary medicine preferred but not required. Preference will be given to candidates with veterinary medicine experience. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is friendly, outgoing, people - oriented and has excellent communication and client service skills. Please note that this position is full time and requires the ability to work rotations that includes regular days, nights, swings, weekends, and holidays. Responsibilities Assists with patient restraint Cleaning, tidying, restocking and organization of treatment areas. Assists both clients and patient - lifting, cleaning up after pets etc. Observes and maintains the cleanliness and well-being of hospitalized patients; communicates updates on patients to technician staff. Assists doctors and nurses with procedures upon request and as state law allows. Checks animals in cages to make sure bedding is clean. Changes litter boxes and walks dogs as needed. Prepares and serves food to patients as instructed. Helps restrain animals for blood draws, IV catheters, ultrasounds, x-rays, treatments, and examinations. Prepares laboratory samples for courier pick up and assists in running in house lab work. Maintains clean treatment tables and exam rooms so that they can accommodate the next patient. Helps to maintain hospital organization and cleanliness. Development We are committed to the professional development of our team members and the opportunity for advancement within the practice. Students currently enrolled in an accredited LVT program will also be eligible to participate in a structured training program that will provide additional mentorship and training. This is also a great opportunity for those not enrolled in a LVT program but with curiosity, compassion and a strong work ethic to explore this career field. We offer an alternative work schedule, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including, medical/dental/vision and paid vacation/sick days (for FT employees), 401(k), paid uniforms, generous employee pet discounts (up to 75% for FT employees) and more! VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, Council Bluffs , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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