Experienced Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Thousand Oaks, California


Position at Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital

Experienced Veterinary Assistant 
Thousand Oaks, CA 

More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital, a Thrive Pet Healthcare partner, we take action to empower your best care for pets, their families, and yourself.
We are a community of 400 clinics forming an extraordinary network of unparalleled resources and people. Through outstanding learning and career options, comprehensive benefits, and abundant support, you’ll be nurtured and appreciated for who you are and what you bring to the table. We come together in both the joys and heartaches of our profession to lift each other up through laughter and empathy.
And, we have plenty of fun along the way!
Who we are
At Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital, we offer primary care and bathing for dogs, cats, and pocket pets in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, and Moorpark. We are proud to be Better Business Bureau accredited.
Our team is committed to educating our clients about how to keep your pets healthy year round with good nutrition and exercise. Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinary technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care during every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
Our Veterinary Assistants can look forward to a variety of duties, from X-rays and daily dental prophies to assisting clients with scheduling appointments, assisting the doctors in exam rooms and surgery to assisting receptionists. You will always be busy working here!
Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers.
Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital is looking for a Full-time Veterinary Assistant to join us as part of the Thrive Pet Healthcare community.
As a Veterinary Assistant you’ll play an important role in pets’ lives by providing end-to-end care for our precious patients. Your life-changing work will range from the hands-on care of facilitating outpatient treatments and performing laboratory tests, to support services including admitting and discharging patients.

Role Responsibilities:
● Support veterinarians to ensure quality veterinary care, advocate for pets, and educate clients.
● With each hospital function, assist veterinarians and the medical team to maximize productivity and maintain positive patient flow.
● Assist with surgeries and procedures in accordance with your state's Veterinary Practice Act outlined for credentialed veterinary technicians.
● Communicate with clients about individualized pet health concerns and offer guidance on Thrive Membership options, medications, and additional treatments.
● Assist in maintaining relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of practice systems.
● Obtain relevant health history and information from clients and maintain medical charts.
● Use safe restraining techniques, follow standard protocols, and sustain clean, sterile, organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.
● Be willing to guide, mentor, and support fellow team members.

Experience & Skills Requirements:
● Veterinary assistant experience 
● 1-2 years of clinical experience preferred
● An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program preferred; or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
You’ll Grow With Us
Here, you can grow your career as best fits you through access to comprehensive learning and skillset programs. You can build your skills and earn credentials through:
● Our vast, diverse, and free library of continuing education courses - ThriveU
● Live, virtual interactive workshops to develop valuable leadership skills
● A program to designed to teach you the fundamentals of running a pet hospital
● Earn your AVMA-CVTEA Accreditation and become a Vet Tech through our fully accredited distance learning program for veterinary technicians
● Scholarship opportunities and tuition reimbursement
And, with so many locations nationwide, you can find and move into any specialty, hospital type, or environment. Join us and provide your best care at a clinic that is deeply rooted within its community and bolstered by the resources of Thrive Pet Healthcare.
Benefits – our care in action
We provide benefits spread comprehensively across your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing designed to meet your needs as a unique individual. Some key benefits include:
 Paid time off including 8-weeks of full-pay parental leave, bereavement to grieve both humans and pets, and time off for new pet adoptions
 Top quality medical, dental, and vision insurance plus health savings account and flexible spending account
 Pet perks including free exams, discounts on products and services, and more at all Thrive Pet Healthcare locations
● Generously subsidized backup and ongoing care support for children, adults, and pets
 Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions
 401k with employer contribution and no waiting period
 Continuing education and development support through our library of free CE courses and paid time off to complete
 Scholarship opportunities and student loan support program
and so much more!
Pay rate - $18.00 - $22.50/HR, dependent upon experience
At Thrive Pet Healthcare, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and diversity of all of our team members, pet parents, and pets. We strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where all team members belong and feel empowered.
Check out our website to learn more about us at: https://caringhandsvethosp.com/