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Veterinary Assistant or Technician
Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital San Diego, CA

Veterinary Assistant or Technician

Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital
San Diego, CA
  • $16 to $22 Hourly
  • Part-Time
Job Description
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Fun Working Environment
  • Interact with Pets

Job Summary
Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital is a Veterinary practice, located in beautiful Carmel Valley. We are searching for a qualified candidate to fill a part-time veterinary assistant or RVT position.  This position requires an outgoing, enthusiastic, motivated, compassionate, and dependable person with a positive attitude and excellent customer service skills.   We are a small animal exclusive practice that is growing fast. Come work in a healthy and happy work environment with room to grow, at every level.  A minimum of 2 years of professional Veterinary experience required. If you possess these qualities and are looking for a long-term commitment, we look forward to meeting you. We are a paperless practice, therefore a working knowledge of Cornerstone is ideal, but not required.   Wage based on experience.  Visit us at our website at  to see what we are all about! Contact/send resume to Jessica Eastwood at  

Our clinic hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. We are closed on the weekends and observed Holidays. Part time benefits after 3-month probation include:  uniform costs, sick pay, discounted veterinarian services.

  • Can provide compassionate care to patients and clients.
  •  Can conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks.
  •  Can legibly keep accurate medical records in accordance hospital policy       Can prepare and maintain the exam rooms and treatment areas.
  • Can perform physical assessments, record observations legibly in files or computer.
  • Can effectively restrain pets even when large or difficult.
  • Knows all common vaccines and vaccination protocols and can explain to clients.
  • Understands the importance of a clean and orderly facility, does not hesitate to clean or organize.
  • Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
  • Can prepare estimates for procedures and discuss financial commitments with clients.
  • Can explain necessary follow-up and homecare instructions.       
  • Can properly care for all surgical materials and equipment; keep the operating room properly prepared for surgery.
  • Can set up clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm checks, skin scrapings, urinalysis, ear cytology and fungal cultures; maintains file of lab test results and ensures that test results are recorded in patient records.
  • Can effectively position for and take radiographs.
  • Understands the use and care of IV pumps.
  • Can admit patients following hospital policy and doctors written orders. 
  • Can discharge patients based on the veterinarian’s orders, ensuring that patients are well groomed and in a medically appropriate state. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned including assisting in other areas. 
  • Can perform minimal receptionist duties when needed.

  • Minimum of 18 years old.
  • Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when stressed, ill or in pain.
  • Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis.
  • Is well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature nature.
  • Can support and be a part of teamwork; works well with all levels of hospital team members.
  • Work requires lifting, carrying and restraining animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs).  Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent or squatting position.
  • May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.
  • Previous experience as a Veterinary Technician or in a similar role
  • Knowledge of animal care and handling
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to multi-task and remain organized in a busy environment
  • Patience and a love for animals


Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital

San Diego, CA
92130 USA



Posted date

Over a month ago

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