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Veterinary Assistant
Animal Hospital of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA

Veterinary Assistant

Animal Hospital of Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
  • $20 to $23 Hourly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Animal Hospital of Palo Alto is looking for a full-time Veterinary Assistant to join our team!

About Our Hospital: Animal Hospital of Palo Alto (AHOPA) is a 2 doctor GP clinic located in beautiful Palo Alto, CA, an idyllic town in the heart of Silicon Valley. Beautiful tree lined streets and a pleasant walkable downtown make this area an amazing place to call home. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who wants to help build our practice!

Our Values and Mission: At Animal Hospital of Palo Alto (AHOPA), we are committed to educating our clients on how to keep pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. AHOPA stays on top of the latest advances in veterinary technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery. We pride ourselves on having a very positive work environment that helps other team members thrive and learn. We are seeking a full-time Veterinary Assistant who shares our energy, drive, ambition, and who will meaningfully contribute to our growth and success.

Position Overview: As a Veterinary Assistant, you will play an important role in the day-to-day operations with Animal Hospital Of Palo Alto. By adding value to an efficient organization dedicated to quality care and extraordinary service. The Veterinary Assistant assists the Veterinarians with patient care and treatment, monitors hospitalized pets, maintains inventory, prepares prescriptions, performs routine in-house laboratory work, educates clients regarding veterinary care, and assists with surgical procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in determining animal requirements by helping conduct animal examinations, restraining patients, reviewing care plans and records, completing laboratory tests and studies, and diagnostic imaging
  • Care for patients by taking vital signs, collecting samples, administering vaccines, providing wound care management, and bandaging
  • Assembling required supplies and instruments for procedures
  • Fill prescriptions and administer PO, SQ, IM, IV medications, including proper documentation, logging, and security of controlled drugs
  • Maintain a safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by following documented standards and procedures in compliance with applicable legal regulations
  • Maintain medical records by documenting patients’ conditions, reactions, and changes; updates database in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ability to demonstrate and follow procedures in catheter placement and phlebotomy

Qualifications and Skills:

  • At least 1 year of experience
  • Must be a self-starter, able to multitask and be a team player
  • Oral and written communication skill
  • Interpersonal skills with staff and clients, and works well in a team environment
  • Able to perform moderately physically demanding work, that requires lifting (up to 50 pounds), cleaning, and constant motion
  • Ability to work with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gas anesthetics, zoonotic diseases, and unpleasant odors

Available Schedule: Full-time position, schedule will be Tuesday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday from 8am-3pm

  • We are open: M-F 8am-6pm
  • Saturday 8am-3pm
  • Closed Sunday

Benefits We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience ($20.00 - $23.00 per hour)
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k + company match
  • Paid time off
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Professional development support
  • Mental health assistance
  • Employee discounts on veterinary services
  • Scrub allowance
  • Positive and supportive work environment!

Apply today! We look forward to hearing from you!

Animal Hospital of Palo Alto is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

Job Reference ID: CPP-0000180


Animal Hospital of Palo Alto

Palo Alto, CA



Posted date

19 days ago

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