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Veterinary Assistant  Plymouth, MI  Posted: 2/13/2020
Job Description

Job ID#:

699

Job Category:

Hospital

Position Type:

Full-Time Employee


Details:

 
Job Requirements

 
Details:

Country Cat Clinic
6279 N. Territorial Rd. 
Plymouth, MI 48127
 
 
Veterinary Assistant

 
Feline Exclusive/ Beautiful Clinic
 
We are a feline exclusive clinic which provides a low stress, cat-friendly environment in a quiet country setting.  We offer state of the art equipment and lots of training opportunities coupled with a well-established staff. We value every interaction with our patients and their parents.  Every appointment is personalized for each patient and visit; We take great care in listening to the needs and wants of everyone who walks through our doors. Our staff understands the unique and deep relationship between cats and the humans who love them.
 
Summary: A veterinary assistant must be able to provide assistance and support to the medical support staff in the operation of a small animal facility in accordance with hospital policy and procedures and provide medical care to patients as allowed in the veterinary practice act.  While under the supervision of the veterinary technicians and practice manager. A veterinary assistant must be able to effectively and accurately perform the following duties that include but are not limited to:
 
Veterinary Care
  • Provide patient care under the direction of a DVM.
  • Maintain excellent client communication.
  • Be proficient in a variety of skills ranging from but not limited to: laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, surgery, dental and nursing skills.
  • Record all pertinent medical, client and case related information in the patient record accurately with appropriate grammar, terms and accurate information.
  • Review medical records, estimates or discharge instructions with clients.
  • Reception Skills: Provide client care for scheduling appointments, taking payments and check-ins.
  • Answer the phones in a courteous and informative way.
Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Assist in all daily duties for clinic care.
  • Participate in any special cleaning duties.
  • Perform clinic upkeep as directed.
  • Perform equipment maintenance as directed.
  • Identify areas or items needing additional attention.
 
Computer Skills
  • To perform this job successfully it will be necessary to become proficient in the use of the practice management software (AVImark).

Special Working Conditions
  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds, and over 50 pounds with a co-worker.
  • Endure sitting, standing and walking on hard floor surfaces for extended periods.
  • Ability to be confident around pets.
  • Able to work in noisy work conditions with sounds from animals and equipment that can be moderately high.
  • Client needs and work volume may often require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job.
  • Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties while in a hospital environment.
  • Employee is routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards and medication/controlled substances.
  • Minimal travel required, possibly for vendor visits and associate education.
 
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