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Veterinary Assistant

Company: Southern Veterinary Partners
Location: Winterville
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Firetower Animal Clinic is a full-service animal clinic located in Winterville, North Carolina. A suburb of Greenville, North Carolina, and near East Carolina University, our gorgeous, 5-doctor, AAHA accredited, small animal clinic has been making your pet our passion since 2002. Our skilled team consists of outgoing, professional communicators, who are proud to partner with local rescues in our community. It is no question that our friendly atmosphere, dedication, and high standard of veterinary medicine will instantly make you feel at home.


If you are a passionate and caring team player, please feel free to send us a resume or apply today!


To find out more about Firetower Animal Clinic, please visit https://firetowervet.com/.



The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for assisting Veterinarians and Credentialed Veterinary Technicians in the care of animals, the hospital, and all medical equipment and machinery. Assistants will help maintain a clean, efficient, and healthy environment for animals being treated or boarded at the hospital. The Veterinary Assistant is a crucial part of the medical team and is responsible for advocating for the patient as well as education of the clients.
Assist doctors and credentialed 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 hospital

High School diploma or GED certificate -
Flexible schedule including some weekend and holiday shifts
Must be willing to work (4) 10 hour days and every other Saturday until noon.
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 pounds

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 5,000 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!
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Keywords: Southern Veterinary Partners, Athens , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Winterville, Georgia

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