Hospital Veterinary Assistant
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together
to support the most exciting missions in the world!
Healthier pets. Happier people. Better world. Our vision might
sound lofty, but we believe it's attainable when we obsess about
providing complete care for our amazing pets. Our approach goes far
beyond addressing our animals' basic needs to support their
physical, mental, social, and emotional needs. By being sure we
take all of these elements into consideration, we can help pet
parents take the very best care of their pets.
Our obsession with delivering the very best experiences for pets
and their parents guides all we do. From our convenient, affordable
pet salon services to our extensive array of training classes and
workshops, we always make sure to keep our commitment to healthy,
happy pets front and center.
We are seeking partners for our full-service hospitals. These
brand-new general practice hospitals will be located inside our
Petco stores. The purpose of this position inherently involves
providing excellent medical care to our full-service hospital
patients and phenomenal customer care to their owners. The
Veterinary Assistant represents the mission and values to all
clients.Our Veterinary Assistant sets the tone within the technical
and customer support staff in the hospital, and is responsible,
like all team members, for fostering cohesion and motivation within
All hospital staff are responsible for performing their duties
in a way that creates an environment in which:
- The patient's needs always come first;
- Every team member understands that they have the power to do
what it takes to create an exceptional customer experience;
- Contentious issues are dealt with and resolved as they occur
when possible, or as soon as is possible;
- Exceptional teamwork and commitment to shared goals benefits
the entire organization.
Essential Job Functions:The incumbent must be able to
consistently perform all of the following duties and
responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation.
- Greet clients and patients arriving for appointments and escort
into an exam room, obtain weight and vital signs (temperature,
pulse, respirations, pain score, body condition score) and record
all in the electronic medical record, begin documentation of the
patient visit in the electronic medical record by documenting a
thorough patient history.
- Assist doctors with appointments (routine and emergency),
surgery, dentistry, and euthanasia, under supervision from the
doctor and the Lead Technician.
- Perform patient restraint, obtain and process laboratory
samples, handle and dispense medications at the direction of the
doctor, and help maintain the electronic medical record.
- Schedule appointments, communicate with and educate clients,
relay test results to doctor and clients, maintain and update
- Help prepare patients for surgical and dental procedures,
assist doctor and/or technician in anesthetizing patients, and
under supervision of the doctor and/or technician maintain patients
safely under anesthesia while monitoring vital parameters, help
monitor patients during recovery and prepare them for going home or
transfer to an overnight care facility.
- Under supervision of the doctor and/or technician, perform
in-hospital treatments for sick patients including giving
injectable and oral medications as well as intravenous fluid
therapy; keep patients clean, watered, and fed (when indicated and
directed by doctor), safely walk canine patients when necessary for
- Under direction of the Hospital Office Manager, assist in the
training of new staff members and general dissemination of
knowledge as required.
- Keep hospital environment neat and clean; perform regular
cleaning of environment based on necessity as well as based on a
pre-determined maintenance schedule.
This position has no immediate supervisory duties.
The majority of job duties are conducted in the Veterinary
Hospital. Position requires bending, kneeling, lifting (up to 30
pounds, as necessary) and standing for long periods of time. A
large amount of this partner's time will be spent in direct contact
with clients and their pets.
- Preferred to have at least 1 year previous experience working
in a veterinary practice or sufficient experience to ensure
excellent performance at the above-listed skills
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication
- Must be compassionate and sympathetic, and be able to maintain
a professional attitude and demeanor during emotional and stressful
- Must have telephone and computer skills
- Must be a team player willing to learn new techniques and
treatments, offer creative ideas, and accept change
Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected
veteran status, or any other protected classification.
Keywords: PetCo, Poway , Hospital Veterinary Assistant, Other , Poway, California
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