Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources

Petersen Pet Hospital - Veterinary Assistant

General Job Description:

  • Check-in/discharging patients and providing client education 
  • Assist doctors and technicians with patient restraint, patient treatment and patient care 
  • Prepare prescriptions for patients 
  • Assist with anesthetic monitoring 
  • Assist with surgical prep and procedures 
  • Perform routine laboratory testing 
  • Clean and maintain the hospital premises, including kennels and equipment 
  • Document and maintain patient charts in Avimark 
  • Post & record payments 
  • Schedule appointments for multiple doctors, record messages for doctors and team 
  • Utilize Fear Free/stress free techniques 
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Starting salary (may include a range): $11-$14

Company Benefits: We offer a competitive wage, paid time off, scrubs, paid holidays, employee pet discount, monthly bonus opportunities and a retirement plan.

High school courses important to the position: Math, any science related courses, speech, communication.

Training, certifications, or degree needed to qualify for the position: 1 Year Veterinary Assistant Certificate.

Specific skills that your business recognizes as fundamental to employment (life skills): Communication, compassion, empathy, positive attitude, willingness to learn, multi-tasking.

What kind of advancement opportunities exist in the company? Veterinary Assistant Supervisor.