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Veterinary Assistant  Glen Allen, VA  Posted: 9/3/2020
Job Description

Job ID#:

1148

Job Category:

Hospital

Position Type:

Full-Time Employee


Details:

 
Job Requirements

 
Details:

Full-Time Veterinary Assistant

Springfield Veterinary Center
4416 Springfield Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060


Springfield Veterinary Center has an opportunity for a Veterinary Assistant!

Springfield Veterinary Center is a full service veterinary facility established in July 2000 by Dr. Steve Escobar.  We offer full medical diagnosis and treatment, pharmacy, dental, surgical, emergency care, and x-ray services, including OFA and Penn Hip. The staff of Springfield Veterinary Center is proud to offer the most modern and personable veterinary service to Glen Allen and surrounding areas. 

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 (Cornerstone).

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.
  • Minimal travel required, possibly for vendor visits and associate education.
  • Fluent in the written and verbal skills necessary to perform successfully the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of the position.
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information with all clients and team members.
 
Apply today for immediate consideration!




 

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