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Veterinary Assistant/Trained Veterinary Assistant

Placement Valley
Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
November 30, 2016

About Job

Job title: Veterinary Assistant

Job type: Direct hire

Job function: Other

Industry: Veterinary

Experience level: Entry level

Education level: High school or equivalent

Compensation: $14-$16/hour

Location: Crystal Lake, IL

Zip code:60014

Skills: veterinary assistant training

Experience required:1 Years

Visa requirement: US citizens, Green card holders preferred

Number of positions:3

General Description of Position

Veterinary assistant plays an integral role in the care of the patients, clients, and veterinarians of the hospital. The assistant works directly with the veterinarian to provide medical support and help the doctor achieve greater efficiency by relieving technical work, record keeping and communication tasks. They have a very significant role in taking care of the everyday needs of the pets in the hospital ward and help maintain the hospital facility.

Job Requirements/ Skills/ Physical Demands

An employee in this position must have a sense of caring for animals, be able to lift approximately 50 pounds and work on feet all day. Must effectively be able to read, speak and write in English. Must have basic computer literacy skills and be able to handle multiple tasks in a busy environment. Professional appearance required, scrubs are to be worn at all times.

Reports to: Veterinary Technician Supervisor or Veterinarian and or Veterinary Medical Director on staff.

Essential Functions

•Provide compassionate care for pets

•Restrain pets for veterinarians and technicians

•Educate clients about preventative care, pet health needs, hospital services and other issues

•Obtain relevant information and history from clients and assist veterinarian with proper medical notes.

•Assist in the taking of x-rays

•Assist veterinarian with surgery

•Monitor and collect urine and fecal samples as needed

•Monitor, record, and report physical signs of hospitalized/boarded pets

•Clean hospital ward cages and runs including exam rooms, treatment room and isolation area,

•Maintain pharmacy and treatment area in a neat and sanitary condition

•Provide clean bedding, water and litter pans for hospital ward pets

•Feed hospitalized as needed

•Exercise hospitalized dogs as needed

•Take incoming pets to appropriate areas

•Prepare pets for dismissal

•Retrieve pets that are being discharged

•Complete ear cleanings and nail trims

•Prepare samples for outside laboratory analysis

•Maintain and use laboratory medical equipment

•Do hospitalized pet laundry

•Clean and sanitize surgical instruments

•Perform closing procedures

•Perform other duties as assigned

Job Insight:

• Looking for a Veterinary Assistant who's had some veterinary assistant training.

• Candidates should be local to Crystal Lake. The commute should not be longer than 20 miles.

• Interview process: - phone screen followed by a working interview (approx. half day)

Company Description

Our Animal Hospital is located in Crystal Lake and specializes in dogs and cats. We are a full-service animal hospital, open 7 days a week until 10:00pm. We have state of the art equipment with on-site surgery.

We're pleased to offer the following services:

Examinations Wellness, Geriatric and Sick

Preventive Medicine Vaccinations, Deworming, Fecal Analysis, Heartworm Testing/Prevention Check/Prevention

Dental Care Routine - Cleaning, Advanced - Oral Surgery, Digital Dental Radiography Available

Diagnostics Routine - In House Blood Analysis, Urinalysis, Fecal Analysis, Cytology Advanced - Tonometry, ECG, Blood Pressure Measurement, Radiology Digital Dental Radiography, Ultrasound

Anesthesia State of the Art Gas Anesthetic Machines, Monitoring Equipment

Surgery Routine - Spay, Neuter Advanced - Mass Removal Simple and Complicated, Anal Gland Removal, Cherry Eye Repair, Entropion, Ectropion, Eye Ulcer Repair, Eye Enucleation, Abdominal Foreign Body Removal, Splenectomy, Bladder Surgery, Abdominal Mass Removal, Diagnostic abdominal Exploration, Biopsies, Patella Luxation Repair, ACL Repair, FHO, Amputation etc.

Laser Technique Available For Various Procedures

Mohit Gandhi


Placement Valley

Phone: 702-475-5987