VCA Canada

Emergency Veterinary Assistant - VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital (BB-0248E)

Found in: Neuvoo CA

Job Description:

VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital offers 24-hour emergency and critical care services in our critical care unit at the Alta Vista Animal Hospital facility. We have a number of board-certified specialists on staff providing services such as cardiac care, specialized surgical procedures, cancer care, and ophthalmology.

The Veterinary Assistant, Emergency is a part-time, permanent position. Hours of work will vary with a mixture of evenings, overnights and weekends and will vary by week. This position reports directly to the Technical Resources Manager, Emergency/ICU. 

As a key player in a team environment, the Veterinary Assistant is responsible for the following:

  • Assessment, triage, and, care of ill patients
  • Hourly treatments including feeding, administering medications, assessing pain/status, restraint, and, lifting;
  • Assisting in anesthetics, X-rays, and, laboratory work;
  • Stocking, cleaning, and, maintenance of treatment areas;
  • Provide lunch/dinner/break coverage for various departments;
  • Math calculations
  •  Client updates
  • Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Fluent in English (Reading, Writing and Oral)
  • Able to lift up to 25 kg
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks/ projects
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful and emergency situations
  • Proven ability to organize, take initiative, work independently, exhibits decision making skills and exercises good judgment
  • Exhibits a positive attitude and uses courtesy, diplomacy and discretion; and,
  • Maintains professional ethics and confidentiality.
  • VCA Canada Offers!

    At our core are our people – people with different strengths and interests that enrich our diversity, innovation and excellence. A team we think of as family. When you join our family, VCA Canada offers:

  • Exceptional career development
  • Generous personal pet care discounts
  • A network of highly educated and skilled professionals!!
  • And more perks!
  • VCA Canada Cares!

    At VCA Canada we don’t see an animal, we see a family member. VCA Canada embraces a culture of giving back to the communities we serve and demonstrates this philosophy through our national philanthropic program, Paw it Forward.

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