The Pet Care Assistant works with the veterinary medical team to provide and prepare for the best medical care of pets.
-Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. within self and team.
-Prepare the treatment room for examination of pets and all necessary medical item and supplies (e.g. vaccinations, fecal loops, slides, etc.) for the veterinarian and/or veterinary technician. Set up fecals, smears, and skin scrapings as allowed by state rules and regulations.
-Serve as support to the Client Services Coordinator, Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technician.
-Hold or restrain pets during examination, treatment, or inoculation.
-Prepare routine in-house laboratory tests (e.g. canine heartworm, feline leukemia, FIV, and canine parvovirus)as allowed by state rules and regulations.
-Monitor the comfort of hospitalized patients. Ensure the comfort of hospitalized patients by "walking", exercising, feeding, and cleaning cages and pet (when approved by the veterinarian or veterinary technician).
-Bathe and dip pets when necessary to treat dermatological conditions(when advised by veterinarian or veterinary technician.
-Clean the surgical suite and instruments.
-Ensure cleanliness of the hospital including but not limited to housekeeping such as laundry, dishes, mopping, cage cleaning, trash collection and removal and instrument cleaning as outlined by hospital protocols
-Other job duties as assigned.
Special Working Conditions
-Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time.
-Ability to be confident around pets (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc.)
-Client needs and work volume may require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position requires special hours including working weekends and evenings.
-Must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.
-The noise level in the work environment is moderately high.
-Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties while at hospital.
Founded in Portland, OR, in 1955, Banfield is the largest veterinary practice in the world and an innovative leader in the industry. In 2007, Banfield joined the Mars, Inc. family of businesses, and today we are 1,000 hospitals strong with over 16,000 associates working toward one goal—to give pets the highest quality veterinary care in neighborhoods across the United States ...