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Veterinary Assistant

FixNation
Los Angeles, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

FixNation in the San Fernando Valley area in Los Angeles is actively seeking a remarkably energetic full-time or part-time Veterinary Assistant to aid with the care of patients, administering treatments, recording patient health information and general cleaning at our high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) cat clinic.

This vet assistant position earns a competitive wage that is determined on experience. We provide essential benefits and perks, including health and dental insurance, and 401K. If this sounds like the right vet assistant opportunity for you, apply today!

ABOUT FIXNATION

FixNation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that spays and neuters cats in Los Angeles, California. Our co-founders' love of cats inspired them to take action to improve the lives of the city's huge population of "community cats". FixNation's TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) mission aims to humanely reduce the number of stray, abandoned and feral cats by sterilizing as many as possible. All services for these vulnerable felines are provided completely free of charge.

In 2007, FixNation became the first full-time spay-neuter facility in Los Angeles specifically for homeless/community cats. In addition to our free spay/neuter services for homeless cats, we also loan out humane traps to the public, do TNR outreach and education and offer discounted services for adoptable cats from local rescue organizations.

Our small, close-knit team is comprised of genuine cat lovers who consistently go above and beyond to provide every cat in their care with the very best medical treatment possible.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A VETERINARY ASSISTANT

As a vet aide, your hands-on adaptability assists staff in caring for all surgical patients. Other veterinary assistants, RVTs, and veterinarians depend on your high level of quality care to help with pre-, peri-, and post-operative care of patients. Duties will include but are not limited to: assisting with surgical sterilization, caring for pet cats, administering medications, setting up equipment and diagnostic machines, giving injections, performing tests to assess the state of the animal's health, and other duties as required.

Your attention to detail and excellent evaluation skills will come in handy while managing anesthesia, drawing blood samples, keeping detailed medical records, and handling prescription medication as directed by a veterinarian. Having outstanding organizational techniques will be helpful for maintaining the proper storage and safekeeping of drugs. The vet assistant is a vital role that helps maintain the successfully fluent and quality care our patients deserve.

VETERINARY ASSISTANT QUALIFICATIONS

  • Willing to obtain a vet assistant controlled substance permit (VACSP) with VMB
  • Fluent in the English language
  • Physically active and can lift/carry roughly 40lbs
  • Flexible schedule

Our ideal vet aide is preferably able to become proficient at animal restraints, learn characteristics of feline behavior, and learn basic veterinary medical concepts! Are you able to stay calm under high amounts of pressure? Can you handle stressful environments with ease? Are you a quick learner with a fast response time? Do you have the capability to endure a physically active position with good hand-eye coordination and range of motion? If yes, we want you!

VETERINARY ASSISTANT WORK SCHEDULE

A full-time vet assistant works four days a week, Wednesday through Saturday, 7:00am-5:30pm. The schedule for a part-time position is TBD upon the needs of the clinic and the availability of the candidate.

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR VET ASSISTANT TEAM?

If you feel you'll be perfect as our full-time Veterinary Assistant, apply now using our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application.

Location: 91352



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FixNation

Address

Los Angeles, CA
91352 USA

Industry

Animal