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Veterinary Technician

Company: Perryville Pet Hospital
Location: Rockford
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Perryville Pet Hospital -
Veterinary Assistant Job Summary

We are looking for a compassionate Veterinary Assistant to support our veterinarians and certified technicians! You will be responsible for assisting veterinary staff with patient care, giving extra TLC to patients, performing administrative tasks, and maintaining clean and sanitary conditions in the exam and operating rooms. Our ideal candidate is willing to learn new skills and develop their talents as an assistant, and be willing to train in all areas of the hospital. You must have a passion for caring for animals and excellent customer service skills. If you like animals but don't like people, this is not the job for you. Pet's don't come in on their own! Communication and team work is necessary with our hospital team and with the pet caregivers!

Veterinary Assistant Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide cheese, treats and yummy distractions to patients in need of extra TLC during their visits.
  • Care for animals by bathing, feeding, watering, and exercising
  • Assist in holding and restraining animals during exams and surgical procedures
  • Clean and sterilize instruments, equipment, and tools
  • Ensure exam and operating rooms are stocked and sterilized
  • Keep animal bedding & kennel environment clean, including laundry.
  • Administer medications
  • Assist in collecting samples such as blood or urine for testing
  • Communicate with owners and families on surgery and recovery instructions
  • Perform administrative duties such as updating filesj, processing payments and answering calls.


    Veterinary Assistant Requirements and Qualifications


  • High school diploma or equivalent; associate degree or course credit in veterinary technology or animal science from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited program a plus
  • 1+ years of experience in animal care or in a clinic preferred
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Basic understanding of animal behavior and health care
  • Passion for working with animals and their caregivers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel, or Google docs)
  • Attention to detail in order to maintain accurate patient records
  • Physical ability to restrain larger pets when necessary
  • Able to work 1 saturday per month, rarely 2.
  • Rotate 7:30-6pm shifts on surgery days if needed.

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Keywords: Perryville Pet Hospital, Rockford , Veterinary Technician, Healthcare , Rockford, Illinois

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