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Veterinary Assistant

Chicago, IL | Full Time
7 Days Ago

Job Description

Premier Veterinary Group in Chicago is looking for a Veterinary Technician Assistant to join our outstanding team!

This position is a precursor to the Veterinary Technician level. The primary responsibility is to provide support and assistance to the veterinary medical staff. Embodies the corporate culture in treating every client with the utmost courteous and attentive treatment possible, with a keen sensitivity to the emotional bond between owners and their pets. Participation in some holiday coverage is required.

About Us: Premier Veterinary Group's believes that all veterinarians, pets and pet owners deserve premier experiences. Everything we do reflects this belief.  We commit ourselves to acting with respect, honor and dignity toward our clients, colleagues and each other.                                      

Responsibilities: 

  • Perform basic animal restraint and provide basic animal husbandry
  • Possess a working knowledge of hygiene between patients
  • Knowledge of basic record keeping procedures
  • Trim nails and remove sutures and staples
  • Aseptically handle fluid lines while walking dogs
  • Recognize the need for help and contact the appropriate staff member
  • Properly use the 24-hour treatment sheet and treatment board by observing, monitoring and documenting patients for safety, health and behavioral problems
  • Administer Sub-Q fluids and oral medications
  • Ensure proper stocking of medical supplies and janitorial needs
  • Demonstrates an ability and awareness to keep hospital areas clean and neat, maintain a safe and clean work environment including but not limited to the cleanliness of laundry, floors and cages
  • Required to maintain client and patient confidentiality
  • Meet or exceed performance standards for work quality and productivity
  • Meet or exceed expectations for attendance and punctuality

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above listed responsibilities satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Skills and Experience:

  • A strong desire to learn and apply knowledge/skills learned to daily work life.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and oral.
  • Demonstrate reliability and follow-through with all work-related tasks / projects

Educational Requirements:

  • High School education or equivalent
  • 1 years’ experience of related job experience

Competencies:

  • Self-Motivator: Ability to work efficiently and effectively, proactive with approach
  • Communicator: Successful communication is essential with all clients and stakeholders, considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of different people in different situations
  • Technical Credibility:  Understands and appropriately applies procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise. Understands linkages between department’s needs and the organization’s needs.

Company Overview

  • Website ethosvet.com
  • Headquarters SAN MARCOS, CA
  • Size 500 - 1,000
  • Founded 2015
  • Type
  • CEO STANLEY R CREIGHTON
  • Revenue <$5M
  • Industry Business Services
  • About ethos veterinary health
  • To see our current job openings go to: www.ethosvet.com/careers History Ethos Veterinary Health is the result of the merger of four specialty hospital groups that have worked closely together over the past eight years: IVG Hospitals in New England, Premier Veterinary Group in Chicago, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver and Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego. In April 2016, we were pleased to welcome Peak Veterinary Referral Center to our network. Our Mission We provide unsurpassed veterinary health care for patients and their human companions. Our Vision We will create a unique and ... impactful science-focused animal health company with an emphasis on collaboration, evidence-based decision making, a commitment to the veterinary ethos, and cultivation of passion for what we do, which will revolutionize the veterinary industry. More

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Career Path for Veterinary Assistant

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