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About This Location:

Morgantown Veterinary Care has been serving the beautiful Morgantown, West Virginia community since 1983. Morgantown Veterinary Care is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. We offer everything from general wellness check-ups and vaccines to state-of-the-art diagnostics and precise surgical procedures.

Here at Morgantown we thrive by ensuring that local pet owners have access to top-notch veterinary care, whether their pet health needs are big or small. Our mission is to deliver outstanding pet care to our clients and their cherished pet, each and every time they visit. If you are a passionate and caring team player please apply today!

Overview:

Morgantown Veterinary Care has been serving the beautiful Morgantown, West Virginia community since 1983. Morgantown Veterinary Care is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. We offer everything from general wellness check-ups and vaccines to state-of-the-art diagnostics and precise surgical procedures.

Here at Morgantown we thrive by ensuring that local pet owners have access to top-notch veterinary care, whether their pet health needs are big or small. Our mission is to deliver outstanding pet care to our clients and their cherished pet, each and every time they visit. If you are a passionate and caring team player please apply today!

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.

  • 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

Responsibilities / Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED certificate
  • 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

Benefits:

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays)
  • SVP offers educational assistance for qualified teammates to enroll in AVMA-CVTEA accredited veterinary technician programs
  • Teladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7
  • Discounted Veterinary Care
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • A large network of over 4,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth
  • 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!
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