Ophthalmology Veterinary Assistant - Days

Ophthalmology Plano, Texas


Veterinary Eye Institute (VEI) is the leading veterinarian owned and led network of stand-alone ophthalmology practices. We help our patients receive advanced medical treatments and innovations. We treat things like cataracts, glaucoma, uveitis, ulcers, sudden blindness, and so much more! We are looking for collaborative and driven people to join our clinical team 
We are looking for:  
Ophthalmology Veterinary Assistant  
The Ophthalmology team is unique in that it specializes in appointment-based patient care, as well as assisting and preparing for surgeries.  Ophthalmology is a fast-paced service with a high caseload, alternating between appointment and surgery days. You could assist with tonometry, corneal stains, Schirmer tear testing, as well as TPRs and chemical ablations.  
What you’ll do:  
  • Prioritize caseload and patient care and prepare and check charts for appropriate paperwork 
  • Obtain vitals and perform ocular testing 
  • Assist with surgical procedures 
  • Prepare, call in or create written prescriptions 
  • Knowledge of various routes of drug administration and ability to calculate and administer injections and fluids. 
  • Anesthesia monitoring (placing monitoring equipment, understanding and ability to evaluate values, manually monitor patient if necessary). 
  • Pre/Post-Surgical patient care and patient recovery. 
  • Maintaining surgical OR, equipment and instruments including cleaning, wrapping, sterilizing and organizing. 
  • Perform client call backs. 
Who are you:  
  • High school diploma of equivalent 
  • Prior veterinary experience required, previous ophthalmology experience desired 
  • Proficient in calculations (drugs, constant rate infusions, unit conversions, etc.) 
  • Flexibility with work hours and able to work additional hours when necessary 
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment 
  • Critical thinking skills and ability to anticipate needs inter & intra-departmentally 
  • Ability to stay on task and work energetically for entire shift, sometimes up to 10 hours per day 
  • Eager to learn more about diseases and medication specific to ophthalmology 
Perks and Benefits include:  
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits, Vision and Dental 
  • HSA, FSA and Dependent Care FSA 
  • 401k with employer match 
  • Elective short-term disability and company paid long term disability 
  • Elective Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)  
  • Shift Differentials and On-call Pay 
  • Uniform Allowance 
  • Employee Pet Discounts and Pet Insurance 
  • Continuing education opportunities and assistance program 
  • Strong career growth and personal development opportunities 
Come as you are. VEI  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. 
VEI does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.