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Veterinary Assistant 


Position Objective:

To support veterinary staff members and to provide the highest quality of care possible to veterinary patients in a humane and professional manner

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Promote the humane care and treatment of animals
• Assist with admitting patients to the mobile clinics on a daily basis
• Work within established policies and procedures under the veterinarian's direction to assist with the following duties:
  o Restraining clinic patients during surgical preparation
  o Administrating pre-anesthetic and anesthetic drugs
  o Performing surgical and post-surgical monitoring of patients through discharge
• Assist with inventory management and equipment maintenance
• Assist in the maintenance of all program files and records
• Deliver, set up, and return the mobile clinic each day in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with established policies
• Participate in special events
• Comply with applicable state and federal laws established by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements

• Two years of veterinary clinic experience
• Demonstrated ability to assess the health and well-being of patients
• Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated effective organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
• Proven ability to deal professionally with a variety of people
• Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times
• Willingness and ability to maintain a flexible work schedule
• Ability to lift patients, equipment, and supplies weighing up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis
• Ability to stand, stoop, walk, and bend for many hours during the day
• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Division PETA  
Location PETA - Norfolk, VA  

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