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Veterinary Assistant
Helen Woodward Animal Center Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Veterinary Assistant

Helen Woodward Animal Center
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • $19 to $23 Hourly
  • Part-Time
Job Description

VETERINARY ASSISTANT (Companion Animal Hospital)

Part Time (Various days/hours, weekends and holidays as needed)

Hourly Pay Range Based on Experience ($18.75 to $23.00/hour)

As a Veterinary Assistant in our state of the art Companion Animal Hospital located within the Helen Woodward Animal Center, you will gain experience and make a positive difference in the lives of many different kinds of animals while assisting Veterinarians with medical prep, surgery and post-surgery animal care. Our Veterinary Assistant team nurtures the wellbeing of every animal in our care by providing food, grooming and assistance with hygiene. As a Veterinary Assistant, you will gain valuable skills such as the ability to perform routine medical procedures (vaccines, fecal exams, medication administration, etc.), cleaning/wrapping/autoclaving surgical packs for the Veterinary team, maintaining medical paperwork and developing professional communication skills as you follow up with clients. Our Veterinary Assistants are provided with the support of an experienced Veterinary team and opportunities for advancement along the way.


Experience in customer service, animal handling and providing medical/surgical assistance in a kennel environment is preferred. Must be able to safely lift up to 55 lbs. unassisted and have the ability to control dogs/cats who exhibit challenging behavior. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to prioritize and problem solve are necessary in this role. Must be detail-oriented, and understand that a Veterinary Assistant will often work closely with animal hair/dander. Professionalism, courtesy, tact, and sound judgment are key in this role. Candidate must have the ability to work in both a team and self-directed environment. Employee must demonstrate consistent attendance/punctuality, the ability to maintain a positive attitude and work/communicate effectively with others (including co-workers, adoptive families, and others).

As this position may require occasional driving duties, employee must possess a valid Driver's License. Employee must complete a Driver Information Form and provide a recent DMV Driving Record Report to be kept on file, as well as proof of insurance.

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted in any HWAC building or vehicle.

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Helen Woodward Animal Center

Rancho Santa Fe, CA
92067 USA



Posted date

2 days ago

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