Overview

Job details

Salary

From $10.50 an hour

Job Type
Full-time

Qualifications

    • High school or equivalent (Required)

    • Animal Care: 1 year (Required)

Full Job Description

Williamstown Animal Hospital is looking for a full-time veterinary assistant who loves animals and would like to make a career helping strengthen that human-animal bond. If this is you, then we have the job for you!

Do you have the following personal qualities?

  • Reliability- Medicine doesn’t wait. Attendance is critical.
  • Good work ethic- Must be able to work 4 full days a week and weekends which includes a half day every other Saturday and rotating kennel duties Saturday evening and Sundays.
  • Team player- You must have the ability to work well with other people.
  • Great people skills- Assistants are often the first point of contact for distressed animal owners.
  • Maturity and emotional strength- There are times when we must treat extremely sick and hurting patients and/or euthanize those that cannot be returned to a reasonable quality of life.

Routine duties include:

  • Caring for boarding and hospitalized animals which includes walking, feeding, cleaning and grooming.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing kennels, cages, exam rooms and general hospital areas.
  • Animal restraint for exams and procedures. This includes restraining scared and difficult patients.
  • Taking patient vital signs such as weight and temperature.
  • Collecting samples such as urine, feces and blood
  • Doing routine blood tests.
  • Reception duties such as scheduling appointments and filing.

Still interested? Benefits include (After a probationary period):

  • Merit based advancement and raises.
  • Paid time off after one consecutive year of work.
  • Group health insurance
  • Discounted veterinary services and products.
  • In-house educational training
  • Overtime pay

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $10.50 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
We are doing semi-curbside appointments. One client only is allowed in hospital with a mask.

Ability to Commute/Relocate:

  • Williamstown, WV 26187 (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Please describe your animal care experience and why you feel this job would be right for you.
  • Attendance is crucial. Describe your dependability.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:

  • Animal Care: 1 year (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment

Company’s website:

  • williamstownvet.com

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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