Animal Care Attendant (Surgery)

Veterinary Assistant Rochester, New York


Position at Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services

Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services is hiring for a full-time Animal Care Assistant!

The surgical ACA is responsible for assisting the medical care team including doctors and technicians with providing high quality compassionate care and client service including:

  • prepping and assisting surgical procedures
  • cleaning and setting up surgical suites and instrument packs
  • radiographs
  • patient care and husbandry
  • other emergency duties as needed

The ACA will work collaboratively with the team, provide input and take responsibility for showing the initiative to enhance hospital team function.  The ACA position includes working within the hospital alongside other VSES employees and consistently contributes to creating a positive work environment through an excellent work ethic and attitude.

The ACA must be able to effectively interact and communicate with the medical support team, client service representatives and doctors to ensure the highest quality patient care and client service, as well as to ensure a safe, respectful, and professional work environment. The ACA understands and embodies the MVA values of Trust, Compassion, Quality, Education, Honesty and Teamwork.

Candidates must have at least 1 year of experience as an animal attendant or veterinary assistant & have proficiency with animal handling and patient care.  We are seeking individuals who have excellent communication skills and experience in medical record documentation using medical terminology appropriately. 

On the job training will be provided by a full time ACA and other members of our team.