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Veterinary Assistants-Make a difference!

Company: North Shore Animal League America
Location: Staten Island
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

North Shore Animal League America is the leader no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. We are located in Port Washington, NY and are a non-profit organization and since 1944, the League's mission has been saving the lives of pets through adoption, rescue and advocacy initiatives. Every year, the League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt over 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes. Over the years, the League has placed over to 1 million puppies, kittens, cats and dogs into carefully screened homes.

We are seeking full time Veterinary Assistants to support Veterinarians and Licensed Veterinary Technicians in their daily tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist with medical examinations. Restrain and handle patients as needed.
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.
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.
Must be able to multi-task and perform in a fast paced environment.
Ability to handle and control animals.
Must possess strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Keywords: North Shore Animal League America, New York , Veterinary Assistants-Make a difference!, Healthcare , Staten Island, New York

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