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Veterinary Assistants- all shifts and Overnight

Company: North Shore Animal League America
Location: New York
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

North Shore Animal League America's Pet Health Centerscomprising the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, the Don and Karen LaRocca Pet Wellness Center, and the Freed Special Recovery Centeraddress all aspects of pet health, from prevention to treatment. Staffed by skilled and compassionate veterinary professionals, these facilities provide high quality, affordable care for animals in need. The Lewyt Medical Center, accredited by the prestigious American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), provides comprehensive medical, diagnostic, surgical, and dental services. The LaRocca Wellness Center offers a full range of preventive care, including physical and aquatic therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling. The Freed Special Recovery Center affords comfortable isolation for animals with contagious disease, ensuring a safe environment for all. Open to all pets, the Centers support our no-kill mission to Rescue, Nurture, Adopt, and Educate. We are seeking full time 40 hours/5 days a week including a weekend shift and overnight Veterinary Assistants with hands on animal experience to support Veterinarians and Licensed Veterinary Technicians in their daily tasks. Duties and Responsibilities: Assist with medical examinations. Restrain and handle patients as needed. Greet clients, review charts before placing clients and patients into exam rooms. Take complete patient history before Veterinarian comes in room Administer oral topical, eye and ear medications bandage changes Know vaccine and testing protocols. Prepare outside lab tests. Fecal and urine sample collection and run/read fecal tests. Prepare surgical packs using autoclave. Identify animals in need of medical attention. Document treatments in treatment record. Educate and provide information to the clients concerning prescriptions, preventatives, nutrition and special diets and our services Clean and maintain holding areas, exam rooms and equipment, clean cages, water bowls, litter pans and do laundry. Feed, exercise groom and weigh patients. Perform special diet feeding. Collar, process and transport animals to other areas of facility when necessary. Stock medical and non-medical supplies. Monitor animals in oxygen cages Requirements: Qualified candidates must possess 1+ years experience or applicable education experience. Hands on animal experience is required and the ability to handle and control animals Must be able to multi-task and perform in a fast paced environment. Possess strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be mature, responsible, energetic, and able to work well in a team atmosphere. Must love animals and fully support the mission of the NSALA and what to make a difference in the lives of animals

Keywords: North Shore Animal League America, New York , Veterinary Assistants- all shifts and Overnight, Healthcare , New York, New York

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