Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant New York, New York


Description

Position at Animal General

The team at Animal General is searching for a Vet Assistant to join us!

Our Ideal Candidate:
We are seeking an upbeat, self-starter with handling experience and excellent communication skills. Someone with great attention to detail. If you are passionate about helping animals and like to work in a fun but challenging workplace, this is the job for you! Must be able to interact with a variety of clients with tact and diplomacy, must be friendly and compassionate. This is a full time position.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Clean, and maintain kennels, operating rooms, exam rooms, cages, and surgical equipment
  • Restraining animals for examination or treatment
  • Exceptional communication skills – strong and respectful written and verbal communication skills; able to clearly communicate with clients as well as team members
  • Adaptable – remain flexible while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Highly organized with acute attention to detail
  • Reliable – good judgment and ability to work independently and responsibly
  • Resourceful and have collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Dedicated to providing excellent service for every client and patient
  • Open to feedback, coaching, and continuous learning
  • Has comfort and experience with cleaning and disinfecting
  • Is able to stand for long periods, and perform moderately heavy physical labor
  • Is comfortable with 10-hour shifts and available for at least one weekend day
  • Is able to handle and restrain animals, lift up to 40lbs unassisted
  • Possesses a proven passion for the animal field

Benefits:

  • Health insurance - medical, dental, vision, life
  • PTO
  • Employee retirement plan (401k)

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required, AAS or higher preferred
  • Must be able to work in the U.S
  • At least one year prior experience
Compensation: Starting rate is $18/hour. Compensation will be decided on based on experience, skills, etc.