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Veterinary Assistant

Company: Hometown Veterinary Partners
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Get ready to make a positive impact on your team members, your community, and the veterinary industry!
Hometown Veterinary Partners was founded in 2023 with a mission to empower veterinary professionals by building veterinary hospitals which inspire, uplift, and fulfill. We are seeking full and part time Veterinary Assistants (VA) to work right where you live in brand-new, bright, and beautiful veterinary hospitals.
A VA at Hometown Veterinary Partners (HVP) is a member of the hospital team and reports directly to the Hospital Director or Partner Doctor. The VA(s) will support our core beliefs of Culture, Collaboration and Community. You're empowered to provide exceptional client care that is approachable, accessible, and individualized in your location. You're a respected member of the team, and your skillset and ideas are vital to a successful hospital which advances medical care, client communication, teamwork, and marketing to build the HVP brand.
This is your opportunity to contribute to the culture of your dreams! You will provide client care in your location while earning a competitive wage and a full suite of benefits. Your experience, background, and unique viewpoints are valued here. At Hometown Veterinary Partners, you are empowered to create rewarding and sustainable veterinary careers in your hospital and for our veterinary community.
More about Hometown Veterinary Partners:
Exciting changes in the veterinary industry start with us and we are just getting started. We want you to be excited and happy doing what you love most. You can expect to grow and nourish the culture and community in your local hometown veterinary hospital. We work hard together for what we believe in: principles of CULTURE, COMMUNITY and COLLABORATION.
CULTURE. The center of what makes each hospital special is its culture. We give you the space to build and foster a healthy workplace at each location and support you along the way.
COMMUNITY. We share in our teams' excitement to be contributing members of their neighborhoods and to create positive change in our veterinary industry. Our veterinary teams are empowered to maintain local autonomy and growth in their community.
COLLABORATION. We encourage our teams to embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and operate with growth mindsets. We celebrate everyone's individual viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. We grow together!
Our care teams have important roles in which they collaborate on successful outcomes and advancements in operations, pet care, and client services. We provide services six days/week which include: appointments, scheduled surgeries, and preventative care days.
How You'll Be Making an Impact:
Maintain a positive, supportive, and collaborate work environment.
Bring interpersonal and conflict resolution skills to support an inclusive environment.
Support the training and onboarding of new team members.
Provide ongoing input that supports efficiency, productivity, and well-being.
Identify opportunities and support best practices to contribute to our growth.
Provide a positive and exceptional client experience and patient care.
Welcome clients and their pets to the hospital in a friendly and courteous fashion.
Assist clients in checking in and out as well as setting up appointments for follow-up care.
Gathering basic vital signs, weight, and history on patients.
Properly restraining pets during examinations and procedures.
Prepare and administer medications as prescribed by the DVM.
Observe animal behavior and health conditions and report to the DVM.
Assist in cases of emergencies.
Keep accurate records and logs and record them in patients' medical notes.
Advise pet owners on nutrition and healthcare as determined by the DVM.
Educate owners on medications, husbandry, and recommend practices for their pets as determined by the DVM.
Perform clinical diagnostics.
Support in medical procedures such as collecting specimens, performing laboratory procedures and assisting in diagnostic medical, and surgical procedures in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.
Give input, ideas, and suggestions for continual improvement of the practice environment for the care team, patients, and pet parents.
Be a part of quality, safety, and health initiatives.
Triage emergency cases appropriately and keep clients and pets at ease.
Review patients' records to ensure that immunizations, diagnostic and routine testing, and prevention are up to date.
Note all observations, testing, and treatments in Medical Notes.
Clean kennels, examination tables/rooms treatment areas, sterilizing equipment and wrapping of packs.
Responsibilities listed above and procedures as defined by the state Practice Act.
Initiative-taking with a demonstrated passion for excellence and continuous learning.
Comfort in a high growth environment.
Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity.
Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail in fast paced environment.
Solid and effective communication, technology, organizational, and analytical skills
Ability to relate with clients in a friendly and professional manner.
Excellent phone etiquette.
Have reliable transportation.
Ability to meet the physical demands of the role including standing, sitting, kneeling, and lifting, up to 5lbs, for extended periods of time.
Ability to maintain professionalism under stressful conditions.
Ability to exercise patience and empathize with clients.
Ability to closely follow instructions when preparing and administering treatment to patients.
Experience, Education and/or Training
Graduation from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology Program recommended.
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Working in a clinic setting and experience handling animals preferred.
Basic knowledge of veterinary hospital procedures and terminologies preferred.
One year of veterinary or technician experience required.
Other Details
Full-time or Part Time Opportunities Available
Hours: 8 or 10 Hour Shifts
Day & Evening Shifts, Holidays, Saturday (Closed Sunday)
Competitive Compensation
PTO for Part-Time & Full-Time Team Members (Inclusive of Vacation, Sick, Personal & Holiday)
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Wellness & Mental Health Resources
Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
Life & Disability Insurance
Health Savings Account
Pet Insurance
Pet Discounts
CE Allowance
Opportunity for Equity and Advancement
Flexible Schedule to Allow for Work-Life Balance
Hometown Veterinary Partners is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all aspects of employment and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Are you ready to be a part of a new, special, and exciting veterinary community where you're contributing to a better future for yourself, your team, and the veterinary community? Let's talk!

Keywords: Hometown Veterinary Partners, Sarasota , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Sarasota, Florida

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