Fabulous Opportunity: Vet Assistant in Friendly Decatur Clinic
PAWS Atlanta, Inc.
August 17, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Part Time or Full Time - One to seven years
Vet Tech / Nurse / Assistant
You became a veterinary tech or vet assistant because you love animals? Because you want to save their lives? Well, here's your chance! Put those skills to the cause of helping this no kill animal shelter! So if you're a hard-working vet tech or vet assistant, please come be a part of the solution, and together, we can make a difference!
Position Summary: To be part of the Shelter Veterinary Medicine Team providing medical care, as well as assisting with medical intake of and providing basic medical triage, for the animals at PAWS Atlanta.
Essential Duties: • Performing new animal intake, including but not limited to: vaccinations, microchipping, blood draws basic intake examinations. • Triage daily caregiver observation forms and alert Shelter Medicine Veterinarian as needed. • Daily walk-throughs in the shelter monitoring general health of animals. • Monitor before and after medical procedures. • Communicating with public for foster appointment, or adoptions follow ups. (Discharge instructions, follow-up instructions to adopters etc.) • Daily cleaning of work areas including but not limited to, cleaning cages, mopping floors, etc. • Preparing and filling prescriptions for shelter animals under the direction of Veterinarian • Perform medical care including but not limited to wrapping wounds, blood draws, medicating, nail trimming, fecal tests, microscopic exams, grooming needs, etc. independently. • Administering prescribed medications, both oral and injectable. • Assisting the veterinarian in animal handling and general treatment. • Other duties as assigned by Senior Veterinarian, or Senior Management. • Data entry of medical notes, laboratory results, etc. • Schedule medical appointment with external veterinary sources. When needed, personable, professional, upbeat, and energetic, takes initiative, uses tact and diplomacy. • Work requires continual attention to detail. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. •
2-5 years of experience
Additional Salary Information: comprehensive benefits included for full time opportunities - 100% of the premium paid by the employer (includes medical, dental, vision, prescription and life insurance) paid vacation and paid holidays
great, family friendly environment
Internal Number: 7705931155
About PAWS Atlanta, Inc.
About PAWS Atlanta PAWS Atlanta is the oldest and one of the very few, no-kill animal shelters in Georgia. Founded in 1966, we have placed more than 46,000 homeless animals into permanent, loving homes. Our mission is to build a community of caring by people helping pets and pets helping people. We operate a veterinary clinic for the public, as well as, offer pet adoption services, a pet food bank and summer camps for kids.