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Veterinary Technician Assistant - Veterinarian Personal Assistant

Charleston Harbor Veterinarians
Charleston, SC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


The personal assistant to the veterinarian provides support to a single doctor over the course of the work day. The main function of this role is to allow the veterinarian to become more efficient in their ability to administer care to patients. The expected outcome is that the doctor will be able to see more patients while also delivering an exceptional level of personalized, accurate and effective care to each one.


The successful candidate has 1.5+ years of veterinary technician/nursing or assistant experience in a small animal veterinary clinic OR a 4 year college degree and with 6 months+ experience in a small animal veterinary clinic as a tech/assistant/receptionist and is knowledgeable in medical terminology and standards specific to this type of setting. Additionally, the candidate’s enthusiasm for the veterinary profession, compassionate approach and adaptability matches that of the veterinarian. Further, this person must be able to work at a fast pace while maintaining composure and organization. Must be able to reliably attend shifts that coordinate with the doctor’s in-clinic schedule up to 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday only between 7:30a-5:30p).


There are a variety of responsibilities that will be taken on in this role. While many are detailed below, the candidate should be prepared to adapt to the needs of the veterinarian to help make each day run as smoothly as possible.

  • Monitor And Assist With Doctor Client Communication Needs

    • Gate-keep and capture all requests of the doctor that arise via email, text, phone, face-to-face interaction or message from another teammate

    • Appropriately alert doctor based on urgency and timeliness

    • Compose emails and texts to be as ready to deliver as possible

    • Set proper expectations for the client to receive a complete response

    • Communicate face to face or over the phone on behalf of the doctor as appropriate

    • Maintain organization of communications that need action, are in-progress or are completed

  • Oversee Completion Of Patient Medical Notes And Record

    • Ensure thoroughness of medical history entered by the patient’s technician be that person yourself or another teammate

    • Capture doctor observations, diagnosis and recommendations accurately and thoroughly

    • Follow up by including and attaching future communications and requests into the medical record

  • Monitor, Assist and Follow-up With Patient Lab Results, Emergency Clinic Reports, Specialist Orders And Findings

  • Monitor, Prepare And Record Doctor’s Rx Requests For Approval

  • Assist Doctor During All Examinations And Medical Procedures They Are Involved With

    • Holding/Restraint

    • Blood Draws/Injections/Sample Collection

    • Radiology

    • Surgery / Dental

Company Description
At Charleston Harbor Veterinarians we are constantly seeking to build and create a veterinary clinic that is unbound from the status quo and never confined to what is common.
We refuse to be defined by industry norms or satisfied with the way things used to be when those things are not in the best interest of our people, our patients or our clients.
We work tirelessly to make this the place we wish it would be. When it is not, we are encouraged to help be the change.
For our guests and their medical needs there is no one solution or best practice, only the solution that is best for them. A quality outcome is the one that is best for the pet and their human across their entire decision making process. Our job is not to dictate, but rather to educate.
For ourselves, those who give of themselves in this profession and with this team, we’ll accept nothing less than for this to be a place we love to come to each day. A team that supports one another, a mood that is positive, an environment that is inviting, ideas that are encouraged and work that is rewarding are the defining characteristics of being part of the CHV team.

Charleston Harbor Veterinarians


280 Rutledge Ave

Charleston, SC