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Veterinary Assistants

Company: North Shore Animal League America
Location: Jamaica
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

North Shore Animal League America is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. We 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 40 hours/5 days or full time 40 hours/4 days a week including a weekend shift 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

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, Healthcare , Jamaica, New York

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