The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1979, we have offered high quality medical care, consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats and exotic pets. The hospital also serves as the primary clinical training environment for the veterinary students, interns and residents.
The veterinary assistant works as part of an integrated clinical team to provide nursing care to acute or urgent care outpatients and inpatients. The veterinary assistant collaborates with the veterinarian to provide patient care and supports veterinary students in some technical tasks.
High school diploma (or the equivalent) and at least one year of related experience.
Familiarity with medical terminology, veterinary pharmacology and animal behavior.
Ability to restrain small animals in a safe, compassionate manner.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with co-workers, clinicians, students, staff and clients.
Enthusiastic, genuine, empathetic and self-motivated professional with a positive, upbeat attitude.
Pride in and commitment to maintaining hospital floor and front lobby areas.
Basic computer skills including the ability to learn the electronic medical record system.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Successful completion of a NAVTA-approved Veterinary Assistant Program
Credentialed as a Certified Veterinary Assistant
One or more years' experience as a Veterinary Assistant in a veterinary hospital
Exotic animal handling skills. Exotic animals include birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, special small mammals (such as chinchillas or hedgehogs), reptiles, and amphibians.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
The schedule for this position may include providing evening, weekend and holiday coverage.
The schedule for this position requires flexibility to insure that adequate patient care is provided without interruption or exception.
This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Grafton
Organization: Foster Hosp - Cummings-Vet
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 29, 2021, 8:22:42 PM
Internal Number: 21001080
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