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Veterinarian assistant needed in Canada by Catcare Veterinary Clinic

Veterinary Assistants provide for the constant cleanliness of the hospital, as well as all patient wards, cages, and runs. The Veterinary assistants are responsible for the daily care of our patients, including walking, feeding, and recording of animal weight, appetite, and other information as directed.

Job details

  •  Location: 8980 No 3 Road suite 100 Richmond, BCV6Y 2E8
  •  Salary: $16.00 to $18.00HOUR hourly for 20 to 40 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Part time leading to full time
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  vacancies: 1 vacancy

A Veterinary Assistant is a professional who is responsible for the cleanliness of the veterinary clinic and helps the Veterinarian with various tasks to ensure their patients receive the care and attention they need while in the veterinary clinic.

  • Feeding and caring for animals
  • Assisting Veterinarians during examinations
  • Performing administrative duties

We are looking for a Veterinary Assistant to care for animals and support Veterinarians. You’ll play an important role in bringing comfort to our furry patients and ensuring the smooth running of our facility.

What does a Veterinary Assistant do?

One of the most important Veterinary Assistant responsibilities is to ensure all areas are clean, for animals and humans alike. We’ll also rely on you to assist the Veterinarian in examinations and operations.

Veterinary Assistant skills

Do you love animals? Then you’re halfway there. You also need the ability to care for them properly – that’s one of the most important Vet Assistant job requirements. This includes knowledge of routine tasks, like feeding or bathing animals, but also readiness to care for injured or scared animals that might occasionally lash out.

If you’re also organized, quick on your feet and have the stomach to help with medical operations and euthanasia, we’d like to meet you.

Responsibilities

  • Feed, groom and weigh animals
  • Clean cages and bathe animals
  • Sterilize equipment and clean examination tables and rooms
  • Restrain animals during examinations or vaccinations
  • Soothe upset or frightened animals
  • Administer medication prescribed by Veterinarians (e.g. by mixing it with food)
  • Observe animal behavior or health condition and report to the Vet
  • Help in cases of emergencies
  • Handle administrative duties such as scheduling appointments or calling patients in the examination room by priority
  • Keep accurate records and logs
  • Reassure clients that their pets are being cared for and explain issues (e.g. lack of appointments, insurance matters)
  • Advise pet owners on nutrition and healthcare

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as a Veterinary Assistant or similar position working with animals
  • Experience in an administrative role is a plus
  • Current or former pet ownership is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Patient and caring personality
  • Ability to follow instructions properly
  • Comfortable being around animals (cats, dogs, birds, reptiles etc.)
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (e.g. lift up to 40 lbs)
  • Availability to occasionally work in emergencies
  • High school diploma; a certificate from a Veterinary Assistant program is a plus

Job requirements

Languages

English

Education

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Experience

Will train

Specific Skills
Administer treatments as prescribed by veterinarian; Veterinary office management; Handle, restrain and care for animals undergoing treatment and surgery; Counsel clients on animal health care
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Attention to detail
Personal Suitability
Accurate; Excellent oral communication; Organized

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

In person

8980 No 3 Road suite 100
richmond, BC
V6Y 2E8 Between 09:00 AM and 05:00 AM

How-to-apply instructions

Here is what you must include when submitting your application:

  • Cover letter
  • References attesting experience

Advertised until

2022-07-16

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