Veterinary Assistant

Posting ID : A1068479519
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Healthcare

Pets In Need is Northern California's first no-kill animal shelter. Our mission is to rescue dogs and cats and find them new, loving homes. We are looking for a Veterinary Assistant to join our team.

REPORTS TO: Registered Vet Tech

1.Assist veterinarian and RVT with surgeries (in-house and on the mobile van), including all aspects of surgical prep and recovery of animals.
2.Assist RVT with administration of treatments for shelter animals including medications, flea preventatives, vaccinations, medicated baths and de-wormers.
3.Administrative duties including charting, inventory, ordering supplies and data entry.
4.Cleaning/organizing medical department, performing routine equipment maintenance and making surgical packs in preparation for surgery.
5.Proper, safe handling and restraint of public and PIN animals.
6.Under RVT supervision update drug logs in accordance with CA laws and codes.
7.Keep PIN mobile surgical van stocked, prepped and clean for off-site mobile clinics.

Effective written and verbal communication skills are required.
Experience in caring for and handling animals in a safe, effective and humane manner.

No allergic reactions resulting from close proximity to animals in the workplace.
Ability to lift and move objects and animals weighing up to 50 pounds for short distances and to humanely restrain animals when necessary.

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