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Veterinary Assistant

Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital is looking for a full-time Veterinary Assistant to join our Emergency and Critical Care team. Capital District’s 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 a Veterinary Assistants you will be responsible for:

  • Animal restraint during procedures
  • Basic animal husbandry for inpatients
  • Record keeping
  • Nail trims and suture/staple removal 

Schedule and Shift Requirements: Nights & Weekends (36 hrs.)

Qualifications: Candidates will have a minimum of 1 year of experience in veterinary medicine. Basic knowledge of animal restraint is required. Candidates must know how to perform proper hygiene between patients and know how to aseptically handle fluid lines while walking dogs. The right candidate will have a strong desire to work in a busy team environment and a commitment to developing long-term working relationships with colleagues, clients and the community.  

Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills. This caring professional will ensure a positive and friendly environment at all times. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with others, support the team to reach common goals, and listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of clients and other employees.

Benefits of Working at Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital:

Compensation is based on experience and skill level. Full-time benefits include health with an optional 100% employer paid plan, 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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