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Veterinary Assistant / Tech

Company: The Senior Company
Location: Wayne
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

West Phoenix Veterinary Hospital We are a 3 doctor family owned practice, We do everything from wellness exam to orthopedic surgeries. Our mission is to provide better health to the pets and piece of mind to the owners. About The Job The Veterinary Assistant assists the veterinarians with patient care and treatment, monitors hospitalized pets, maintain inventory, prepares prescriptions, performs routine in-house laboratory work, educates clients regarding veterinary care and procedures, and assists with surgical procedures at the Veterinary Hospital. The Veterinary Assistant operates under the supervision of the Veterinary Assistant Supervisor and/or Hospital Manager. Essential Functions Assist in physical exams, performs treatments, and administer medication as directed by the veterinarian Prep and assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures Triage patients, perform physical exams, and gather brief medical histories Perform laboratory tests and take radiographs Operate and maintain hospital equipment, i.e., EKG, fluid pump, syringe pump, scales, syringe pump, anesthetic monitors and machines Anesthetize animals and monitor anesthesia under the direction and supervision of the veterinarian Communicate with clients/owners about the status of patients, as directed by the veterinarian Fill prescriptions/administer medications, including proper documentation, logging, and security of controlled drugs Maintain cleanliness of exam rooms (after each patient), reception areas, hospital grounds, and treatment areas, as needed Clean cages, as needed Do laundry Communicate patient status with oncoming staff and veterinarians, and update records and financial information, as needed, in the computer Display confidence and reassurance when dealing with pets experiencing severe stress, illness, and/or pain Communicate and approach job duties in a mature manner Foster teamwork approach and work well with all levels of hospital team members Participate in all staff and technician/assistant mandatory staff meetings Participate in the review process for other technical staff and doctors when requested Answer phones and perform other reception duties as needed by the hospital Understand zoonotic disease risks in the work environment and use all appropriate safety equipment, garments, and procedures to protect self and others Understand and limit the potential exposure to bites, scratches, and potential injuries Understand that employees in this role are exposed to various cleaning solutions and other chemicals, odors, noises, and animal wastes and behave in a professional manner when dealing with these conditions Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $14 - $18 Hourly Bonus/Commission: Noby Jobble

Keywords: The Senior Company, Wayne , Veterinary Assistant / Tech, Healthcare , Wayne, New Jersey

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