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Veterinary Assistant

Company: Animal Care Center of Castle Pines
Location: Castle Rock
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

About This Location:The Animal Care Center of Castle Pines is located in Castle Pines, Colorado and has been serving the community for 17 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 the Animal Care Center of Castle Pines, our friendly and compassionate staff take great pride in providing the best possible care and service to our clients and their pet. We look at every client and pet as extended members of our family and cherish every opportunity to provide the TLC you and your pets deserve. If you are a passionate and caring team player please apply today!Overview:We are looking for a veterinary technician or assistant to join our large GP practice. We have 10 veterinarians and several specialists that work from our location. We place large empasis on top quality veterinary care and seek a candidate who wants to learn and grow within this field. The ideal candidate has 1 year minimum experience. Comfortable with animal handling and emphasis on low stress restraint. Able to assist the DVM in appointments and comfortable with venipuncture in front of the clients. Proficient in taking x rays, catheter placement, basic drug calculations and medication knowledge. The technician will work in a fast paced environment assisting the doctor through their appointment day or surgery day. Shifts are 7-6 or 8-7, with an every other Saturday rotation. We hire for culture first and will train the right candidate.

  • Assist doctors and other veterinary technicians with appointments, prepping patients for surgery and minor procedures, and pro-actively set up any equipment and or tools to be used for a patient
  • Collect and prepare laboratory samples such as fecal, urine, and ear cytologies
  • Restrain animals in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner during examinations and procedures
  • 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
  • Communication with all aspects of the medical team from the front Customer Service Staff to the Kennel Technicians
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the hospital including kennels and runs, treatment areas, exam rooms, and surgery suite
  • Care and maintenance of all medical equipment including laboratory machines, surgical packs, anesthesia machines, and any other tools that are essential to daily operations
  • 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
  • Perform other duties as assigned by doctors, receptionists, and veterinary technicians to assist in the smooth flow of the daily operation of the hospitalResponsibilities / Qualifications:
    • High School diploma or GED certificate
    • Flexible schedule including some weekend and holiday shifts
    • Knowledge of medical procedures and animal handling
    • Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • 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 poundsBenefits:
      • Pay range of $13.00-$20.00/hour
      • 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 4,000 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!#LVTSJ

Keywords: Animal Care Center of Castle Pines, Castle Rock , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Castle Rock, Colorado

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