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Appointment Assistant – Surgery Department

Receiving Technician needed for busy surgery department in a 24/7/365 multi-specialty veterinary hospital in sunny San Diego.  Work hands in hand with our board certified surgeons and experienced surgery technicians and expand your knowledge/expertise in a high quality environment.  This position offers the opportunity for growth within the surgery service and we are willing to train motivated candidates.

About Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH):  At VSH our mission is to advance the veterinary profession through our leadership in medicine, education, business and promotion of the human-animal bond. We strive to bring together caring, warm and intelligent people who love to serve and help and are among the best in their field. 

About the Job: As the Receiving Assistant in the Surgery department you will be responsible for:

  • Providing outstanding client communication/education during new consult and recheck appointments
  • Understanding and presenting patient treatment plans, and ability to perform admit/discharge of surgery patients
  • Assisting the surgeon/surgical interns with patient restraint for bandage changes, suture removal/incision checks, and exams  
  • Coordinating and scheduling with ancillary services for surgery patients as necessary
  • Facilitating the timely processing of RDVM communications at the end of the appointment schedule (i.e. surgery reports, referral letters, histopath results, etc.)

Shifts: Monday – Saturday, five 8-hour shifts

About You:

  • Minimum of one to two years progressive veterinary experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment and commitment to develop long-term relationships with colleagues, clients, and community is required.
  • Detail oriented with good organizational, communication and time management skills
  • Support the Mission and Core Values of VSH
  • 6+ months veterinary practice experience preferred

Benefits of Working at VSH:

  • Compensation is based on experience and skill level.
  • Full-time benefits include pet insurance, health, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, uniforms, and a generous CE allowance.



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