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Veterinary Assistant - Spay / Neuter Clinic

East Bay SPCA Oakland, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $17 to $18 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Spay/Neuter Veterinary Assistant Position Description The Spay/Neuter Veterinary Assistant has an integral role in the success of the East Bay SPCA’s mission to decrease pet overpopulation and offer an affordable spay/neuter service for residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Through dedicated teamwork, this position has a direct positive impact on animal welfare in the local community. The Spay/Neuter Veterinary Assistant is responsible for assisting the veterinarian, the registered veterinarian technicians, and the team at the spay/neuter center. Responsible for providing excellent care to clients and patients at all times. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, client service support, animal restraint, assisting in surgery as needed, surgical preparation, recovery and thorough cleaning of the facility as needed throughout the day. Category: Full-time; Non-Exempt Location: Oakland and Dublin Reports to: Spay Neuter Manager Responsibilities: Assist team with intake and discharge of spay/neuter surgical patients Assist veterinary assistants with surgical preparation of spay/neuter surgical patients Monitor and maintain patients under anesthesia Utilize available monitoring equipment for patients under anesthesia Perform intubation on a variety of breeds, sizes and ages of dogs and cats Assist veterinary assistants with recovery of spay/neuter surgical patients including the extubation of patients and temperature monitoring Restrain animals appropriately and safely Keep spay/neuter facility clean, tidy and disinfected at all times (including but not limited to treatment, surgery, runs, cages, lobby, exam rooms) Keep spay/neuter facility stocked with supplies at all times (including but not limited to treatment, surgery, runs, cages, lobby, exam rooms and bathroom) Maintain, clean and sterilize instruments and packs; includes use of proper instrument handling and autoclave use as well as notifying technician staff of instruments in need of sharpening, repair or replacement Properly and accurately prepare all client records in preparation for spay/neuter, examination and other veterinary services as needed Assist customer service with monitoring voicemail, answering phones and scheduling of appointments for the spay/neuter facility Acknowledge and greet all clients in a professional and timely fashion when assisting with customer service and other client interactions Providing client education and support as needed Assist with the preparation of prescriptions for patients as directed by the veterinarian or RVT Administer vaccinations to cats and dogs during vaccine clinics Transport shelter animals safely from Baldwin campus to SN Clinic Perform all other duties as needed Qualifications: Minimum of one year working in a veterinary clinic. High volume veterinary clinic experience preferred Fluent Spanish preferred Proven organizational skills and effective communication Competent animal handler Become Fear Free Certified within 90 days of hire. Ability to lift/carry animals up to 35 lbs without assistance and >35lbs with assistance. Must have a valid California Driver’s License and insurable driving record for occasional patient transport and driving between campuses in East Bay SPCA’s vehicles Working Conditions: Work is performed in an animal shelter and veterinary clinic environment with exposure to seasonal outdoor conditions Holiday, weekend and evening work may be required Animal contacts and related injuries, including bites and scratches, may occur Must be comfortable handling dogs and cats on a daily basis. Will handle sick, injured, or deceased pets Noise exposure varies and often includes uncontrolled barking and other animal vocalization Animal waste contact, smells and visual exposure is prevalent Frequent exposure to and/or handling of industrial cleaning supplies and controlled substances Ability to lift/carry animals up to 35 lbs. without assistance and >35lbs with assistance Frequent walking, bending and stooping in kennel areas Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $17 - $18 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

East Bay SPCA


Oakland, CA
94621 USA



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