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Veterinary Assistant - Experienced
Horizon Veterinary Specialists Ventura, CA

Veterinary Assistant - Experienced

Horizon Veterinary Specialists
Ventura, CA
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance
  • Other
Job Description

Company Overview

Our Horizon Veterinary Specialists team understands that each of our patients is a well-loved member of someone’s family and as such, we treat each pet as our own. In times of high stress, we are committed to supporting our clients in making timely and sometimes difficult decisions by being sensitive to both the patient’s and the client’s needs. We have a high performing team that values collaboration, education, and quality care. We have supportive management and an amazing culture based on compassion with a family feel. Horizon Veterinary Specialists values a team approach and we welcome individuals who possess:

  • clear communication
  • strong work ethic
  • problem solving skills
  • a positive attitude
  • strong critical thinking skills
  • integrity
  • follow-through
  • the ability to multitask and enjoy hard work
  • the ability to compassionately deal with clients in highly emotional states

Job Descriptions for Veterinary Assistants:

Veterinary Assistant (non registered)

This individual has the ability to perform all duties of an Animal Caretaker in addition to the following technical skills:

  • Gentle animal restraint for fractious or aggressive dogs and cats
  • Intravenous, intramuscular, and oral medication administration
  • radiograph positioning and acquisition
  • laboratory sample acquisition (blood, urine)
  • IV Catheter placement
  • anesthesia monitoring of healthy to moderately ill patients
  • in-house and reference lab sample processing
  • basic and advanced nursing care of hospitalized patients,
  • triage of emergencies
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • urinary catheter placement
  • nasoesophageal and esophageal tube feedings
  • patient monitoring and set up of blood and plasma transfusions
  • fluid administration

The Veterinary Assistant is also expected to feel comfortable communicating with clients, have a familiarity with commonly used surgical equipment, and be supportive in training their peers. A person wishing to apply for this position should possess a high school diploma or G.E.D., and a minimum 1 year of experience is desired.

We offer competitive pay and benefits including:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Uniform
  • Heavily subsidized health insurances
  • Dental, vision (employee paid)
  • Employer paid short term, long term disability, and life insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible work schedules and shifts available

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Horizon Veterinary Specialists

Ventura, CA
93003 USA



Posted date

Over a month ago
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