Veterinary Assistant – Charm City Veterinary Hospital

Full-time Position, Available on: 2022-05-24

Veterinary Assistant
Seeking a highly-motivated, Veterinary Assistant to join our team! Qualified applicants must be able to multi-task effectively, have good attention to detail, exceptional customer service and communication skills. The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for assisting Veterinarians and Credentialed Veterinary Technicians in the care of animals, the hospital, and all medical equipment and machinery. Assistants will help maintain a clean, efficient, and healthy environment for animals being treated or boarded at the hospital. The Veterinary Assistant is a crucial part of the medical team and is responsible for advocating for the patient as well as education of the clients

Why Charm City Veterinary Hospital?
We are passionate about supporting our staff and are committed to your personal career development. We create and support an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

Assist doctors and credentialed veterinary technicians with appointments, prepping patients for surgery and minor procedures, and pro-actively set up any equipment and or tools to be used for a patient
Collect and prepare laboratory samples such as fecal, urine, and ear cytologies
Restrain animals in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner during examinations and procedures
Obtain accurate vital signs on patients
Document any changes of a pet’s condition and vital signs appropriately in medical records and notify doctor or veterinary technicians of any unusual medical or behavioral problems
Communication with all aspects of the medical team from the front Customer Service Staff to the Kennel Technicians
Maintain the cleanliness of the hospital including kennels and runs, treatment areas, exam rooms, and surgery suite
Care and maintenance of all medical equipment including laboratory machines, surgical packs, anesthesia machines, and any other tools that are essential to daily operations
Communicate with clients per hospital policy in a compassionate and professional way on either the status of their pet, or any questions they may have
Perform other duties as assigned by doctors, receptionists, and veterinary technicians to assist in the smooth flow of the daily operation of the hospital
Flexible schedule including some weekend and holiday shifts
Knowledge of medical procedures and animal handling
Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations
Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment
Excellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with teammates is required
Must be dependable, demonstrate strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
Opportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!

Company: Charm City Veterinary Hospital

3600 O’Donnell St #160, Baltimore, MD 21224

Contact: Stephanie Carney
(443) 873-8431