The Veterinary Assistant has a vital position in the hospital. They have a wide range of responsibilities such as patient comfort and care, assisting doctors and technicians with procedures, as well as assisting kennel assistants with housecleaning responsibilities. They will have frequent contact with clients when assisting doctors with their appointments throughout the day, so they must be able to communicate in a courteous, professional manner. The veterinary assistant reports directly to the practice manager and/or medical director.
South Auburn Veterinary Hospital employees receive comprehensive benefits including:
- Competitive compensation
- 401K option with employer contribution
- Group medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
- CE allowance
- Employee pet discount
- Growth potential
The Veterinary Assistant job requires a 32-40 hour work week, with possible intermittent weekends, holidays, overtime and/or evening work. Compliance with hospital safety and employee policy manual is expected. The Veterinary Assistant will have frequent contact with clients and patients in a fast-paced and changing work environment. He/she must be comfortable working around sick, injured, or unruly animals in an environment where the noise level can be moderate to very loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand: walk: use hands and fingers to reach or feel: climb, balance, stoop, kneel or, crouch. The employee must be able to lift up to 35-40 lbs. unassisted and up to over 100 lbs. with assistance.