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Veterinary Assistant

Pasado's Safe Haven Tacoma, WA

  • Expired: October 15, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Location: Varying locations in Pierce & S. King Counties (Mobile spay/neuter clinic)Reports to: Pet Homelessness Prevention (PHP) Manager and supervised by Veterinarian TechnicianSchedule: 8-12 hour shift, 3-4 days per week, 32-40 hours per week (Full-time with benefits) FUNCTION: The Veterinary Assistant works in tandem with the Veterinary Technician and Veterinarian to ensure quality care of cats and dogs from intake to discharge. Responsible for daily coordination of clients on-board the mobile Spay Station including animal intake, data entry, client communication, and staff assistance.

Duties include, but are not limited to:Responsible for driving the mobile clinic vehicle to scheduled location each day of assigned shift (driver training will be provided).Meet clients at assigned locations daily for animal intake at 7:45am.Ensure all client data is accurately entered into the clinic database and clients are accurately charged for all provided services and products.Ensure printed materials are prepared for clients.Assist with virtual phone “intake” interviews.Provide humane care and assist with safe surgeries.Monitor inventory of medications and supplies.Responsible for all client communications while pet is on board the mobile clinic.Assist with bank deposits; monitor petty cash; submit reports to the PHP Manager.Responsible for keeping work area organized and clutter free.Assist Licensed Veterinary Technician with periodic inventory counts.Report any vehicle maintenance problems immediately to PHP Manager.Promote the humane care and treatment of animals at all times.Maintain strict confidentiality on client, patient, and donor information.Understand all facets of the daily operation of the clinic.Be respectful of co-workers and treat clients, volunteers, and patients in a professional manner.Minimum Qualifications:Education: Veterinary assistant training/experience required.Experience: Must have a proven track record with at least one year of experience in animal care or related field.Experience with MS Office Word, Excel and Outlook.Must have a valid Washington driver’s license, clean driving record and be comfortable driving large vehicles. Other requirements:Exceptional people management skills; must be able to work effectively and compassionately with all personality types from all walks of life; must convey positive, upbeat, and engaging attitude; must demonstrate calming influence during stressful situations. Must demonstrate professional demeanor.Applicants must have the ability to work in a close quarter and intensive environment of high-volume spay/neuter surgeries.

Must have passion for spay/neuter efforts and consistently promote the cause. Must be driven to meet/exceed goals. Must be a self-starter, able to prioritize effectively, possess exceptional organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to write legibly.

Attention to detail a must.Must have the ability to work at varying locations within Pierce and South King Counties and have reliable transportation.Must have the ability to lift 40lbs.Must have passion and conviction for animal welfare and compassion for all animals, with the drive and devotion to end pet over-population and the over-crowding in area shelters.Pasado’s Safe Haven is an equal opportunity employer and does not make hiring decisions based on age, race, gender, religion, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Pasado's Safe Haven


Tacoma, WA
98402 USA



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