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Veterinary Assistant

Company: Crosspointe Animal Hospital
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

You bring the love and humor, we'll provide the training. We are looking to recruit a compassionate veterinary assistant to assist our veterinary team by providing assistance with nursing and other duties. The veterinary assistant will educate clients on pet health, ensure the safety and comfort of patients, and oversee continuity of care. In this role, you will be working directly with our veterinarians and acting as a reliable set of skilled hands and trained eyes, as well as discussing with clients what their concerns are about their pets. To ensure success you need to love animals and have the ability to optimize their comfort during treatment and hospitalization while maintaining your own safety. Experience is preferred, but we can train in animal handling skills and medical terminology. Compassion and willingness to learn are traits we prefer in all applicants. Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you want to work with the Crosspointe Animal Hospital team, your future goals, etc. If you don't take the time to submit a personalized cover letter, we won't take the time to review your resume. We are AAHA accredited and Fear Free which means we provide the highest level of patient and client care, and we pride ourselves on the strong bonds we form with our clients and our community. There's a lot of great benefits when you work with us. Health, dental and vision care are available at 90 days of full time employment Discounted pet care for your pet is available at 6 months of employment Our PTO policy begins earning time off starting on your first day to a first year maximum of 10 days (7 for part time) Veterinary Assistant Responsibilities: Ensuring treatment areas, examination rooms, hospital areas, cages, and laboratories are clean and organized. Sterilizing equipment. Ensuring clients and pets are comfortable in the waiting area. Providing empathetic care for hospitalized patients, and keeping patients and their cages clean. Restraining irritable, angry patients appropriately and safely where required. Assisting with administering vaccines, medication, and drawing blood. Performing diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests. Liaising with veterinarians and veterinary technicians to ensure continuity of patient care. Complying with hospital standards, rules, regulations, and policies. Maintaining medical records. Veterinary Assistant Requirements: High school diploma, GED, or suitable equivalent. Affinity for animals. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Strong people skills. Outstanding organizational skills. Physically strong and dexterous, and ability to stand for extended periods. Available to work on Saturdays. Employment Type: Full Time Salary: $15 - $16 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Crosspointe Animal Hospital, Alexandria , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Alexandria, Virginia

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