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Veterinary Assistant

Company: Southern Veterinary Partners
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Forest Creek Animal Hospital is located in Round Rock, Texas and has been serving the community for 20 years. We are a full-service animal hospital providing veterinary care to dogs and cats and offer services such as routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Here at Forest Creek Animal Hospital we strongly believe in providing the highest standards of medicine and care with state of the art equipment and diagnostics for our clients. If you are a passionate and caring team player please apply today!
The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for assisting Veterinarians and Credentialed Veterinary Technicians in the care of animals, the hospital, and all medical equipment and machinery. Assistants will help maintain a clean, efficient, and healthy environment for animals being treated or boarded at the hospital. The Veterinary Assistant is a crucial part of the medical team and is responsible for advocating for the patient as well as education of the clients.

  • Collect and prepare laboratory samples such as fecal, urine, and ear cytologies
  • Obtain accurate vital signs on patients
  • Document any changes of a pet's condition and vital signs appropriately in medical records and notify doctor or veterinary technicians of any unusual medical or behavioral problems
  • Communicate with clients per hospital policy in a compassionate and professional way on either the status of their pet, or any questions they may have
  • Patient examinations, auscultation of heart and lung sounds, determine normal/abnormal TPRs and QATS
  • Professional client communication and education obtaining medical histories and symptoms
  • Laboratory procedures including but not limited to: hematology, cytology, urinalysis, microbiology, blood chemistry, and fecals
  • Diagnostic imaging and implementing safety protocols of fellow staff members
  • Surgical assisting; preparing and maintaining the surgical environment in order to ensure an asepsis environment for both patient and personal safety.
  • Anesthesia monitoring and endotracheal intubation
  • Nursing skills including: restraining patients, administering medications PO/IV/SUBQ/IM, applying and maintaining bandages, providing high quality physical and psychological needs of the patient during any hospitalization stay or visit
  • Proficient in dental prophylaxis
  • Pharmacy and pharmacology knowledge including: preparing and dispensing medications, calculating dosages, recognizing adverse reactions, knowledge of regulations regarding the safe handling of biohazardous materials
    • High School diploma or GED certificate
    • Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations
    • Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment
    • Excellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with teammates is required
    • Must be dependable, demonstrate strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
      • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
      • Retirement Plan (401k)
      • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
      • Short Term Disability
      • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays)
      • SVP offers educational assistance for qualified teammates to enroll in AVMA-CVTEA accredited veterinary technician programs
      • Teladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7
      • Discounted Veterinary Care
      • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
      • A large network of over 5,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth
      • Opportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!

Keywords: Southern Veterinary Partners, Round Rock , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Round Rock, Texas

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