We are hiring a full or part-time vet assistant to join the SNP Team. We are a high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinic that is a member of and follow the high standards of the ASPCA Humane Alliance model for spay/neuter surgery.
The ideal candidate must be willing to learn new skills, motivated, able to focus and stay on task amidst distractions, work well as a member of a team, have a passion for caring for animals, excellent customer services skills, and be able to lift heavy animals as part of the duties.
A resume detailing your work experience, as well as a Cover Letter letting us know why you would be a good fit for the job is required and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates who do not provide both resume and cover letter will not be considered for an interview.
Veterinary Assistant Duties and Responsibilities will be the following, but not limited to:
*Ability to work in a high-volume surgical setting Serve as assistant to our Lead Vet Tech
*Assist with surgery intake and preparation of the surgical suite
*Prepare animals for surgery and ensure sterility is maintained
*Monitor animals during surgery and after during anesthesia recovery
*Ability to take direction and feedback in learning new skills
*Ability to work alongside staff members, including other veterinary assistants
*Ability to restrain animals properly and safely for medical procedures and examination
*Ability to stay calm and attentive when handling fearful or aggressive animals
*Ability to help clean the veterinary clinic to help prevent the spread of disease. Cleaning entails sweeping, mopping, sanitizing kennels, doing laundry a restocking exam rooms/surgery. Our clinic has a high standard of cleanliness and patient care and all staff are involved with cleaning.
*Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments.
*The position requires lifting heavy dogs with an ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted and 90 pounds assisted
*Clean and sterilize instruments, equipment, and tools
*Clean and sanitize surgery suite and set up for the following day
*Ensure exam and operating rooms are stocked
*Ensure all cages and kennels are kept clean as well as clean and disinfect all kennels at end of the day and assist with end of day cleaning.
Work hours: Tuesday-Friday 7:15 am to 5:30 pm.
Experience: Veterinary assistant or relative work experience preferred
Education: High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Hourly rate - $10.30 - $12/hour based on experience
The Spay/Neuter Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is an equal opportunity employer. *