Ophthalmology Veterinary Assistant - Days

Ophthalmology Worthington, Ohio


MedVet is a fast-growing Emergency and Specialty provider with practices nationwide. We help our patients receive advanced medical treatments and innovations. Things like chemotherapy and radiation, cardiac ablations, treatments for glaucoma, physical rehabilitation, dermatology and so much more!  We are looking for collaborative and driven people to join our clinical team. 

We thrive on people living out our core values of Teamwork, Leadership and Compassion to get their job done. Use your passion to drive the MedVet experience for our clients and patients, as well as your teammates. 

We are looking for: 

Ophthalmology Veterinary Assistant 

Ophthalmology is a fast-paced service with a high caseload, alternating between appointment and surgery days, with occasional emergency appointments. You will assist with hands on work with the patients during appointment days and preparing surgery packs, prepping patients, and setting up operating rooms.

What you’ll do: 

  • Restrain and assist during examinations, including obtaining vital signs and eye pressures and performing tear testing
  • Perform diagnostic testing, including; blood draws, blood pressures, and blood glucose readings
  • Prepare go-home prescriptions and call in outside prescriptions, when applicable
  • Perform ERG (electroretinogram) and ocular ultrasounds pre-surgery
  • Coordinate interdepartmental communication, services, patient transfers, and in-house consults
  • Prepare and communicate discharge instructions with pet owners for both appointments and surgeries
  • Be a liaison between the doctor and the pet owner both in person and over the phone
  • Administrative work including, but not limited to; documenting physical exams, patient histories from owners, recommended course of treatment, and scheduling further appointments.
  • Clean instruments and prepare surgical packs; setup, clean, and tear down operating rooms on surgery days or for emergency procedures
  • Prep patients for surgery, including shaving around the eye and helping registered technicians prepare the patient for anesthesia.
  • Collecting payment at time of discharge

Who are you: 

  • Prior veterinary experience required, previous ophthalmology (human or animal) experience desired 
  • Flexibility with work hours and able to work additional hours when necessary for emergency appointments and surgeries
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Perks and Benefits include: 

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits 
  • Vision and Dental 
  • HSA, FSA and Independent Care Spending 
  • 401k with Employer Match 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) beginning on your first day 
  • Shift Differentials and On-call Pay 
  • Uniform Allowance 
  • Employee Pet Discounts and Pet Insurance 
  • Elective Short-Term Disability, Life and Accident Insurance and company paid Long Term Disability 
  • Continuing Education Opportunities and Assistance Program 
  • Strong career growth and personal development opportunities 

Come as you are. MedVet is an equal opportunity employer. We are also a drug-free organization, therefore employment with MedVet is dependent upon the passing of a drug screen and background check. 

MedVet does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  

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