Small animal, two doctor hospital in Athens, Georgia area seeking mature, dependable, responsible, motivated individual to join our team. We have over 40 years of combined veterinary experience and a strong client base that allows us to practice very high quality medicine. This position is full time (40 hours a week) and occasional overtime. A typical schedule would be 7-6,7-2, 7-1, 7-6,7-1 allowing flexibility and time off. You will rotate and share weekends and holidays Two weekends every month is typical.(Saturday's we close at noon. No after hours emergency work.
We are a general, small animal practice with some exotics patients as well. We also have canine rehabilitation and hydrotherapy as part of our practice as well as some boarding. We have digital radiographs, including digital dental; ECG, hematology and blood chemistry on site. We use Avimark medical software and are a paper light practice. We will refer cases to specialist when medically indicated.
The position available is a full- time veterinary assistant/technician. We are seeking a veterinary assistant that is proficient in:
- Phlebotomy, intravenous catheterization,
- Administration of medications and vaccinations
-Administering and maintaining intravenous fluids and administering subcutaneous fluids.
-Performing fecal testing, centrifugation, and microscopic examination of samples.
-Familiar with sterile surgical techniques, surgical pack preparation, instrument care and cleaning and autoclave use.
-Performing appropriate exam room blood tests and use of various hematology and chemistry blood machines.
-Collecting fecal samples and ability to use a centrifuge and examine microscopic samples.
-Ability to read charts and know the appropriate language for vaccines and medications and be able to collect and dispense these per the doctor’s orders.
-Ability to communicate with clients in the exam room in a professional, friendly manner at all times.
-Assist in performing inventory management and assistance ordering and restocking.
-Familiar with positioning and taking radiographs, including dental radiology.
-Assisting doctors in the exam room, and surgery as needed, including occasional operative assistance.
- Working knowledge of flea, tick, heartworm products and prescription diets.
-Preparing patients for surgery, monitoring anesthesia and monitoring equipment, maintaining appropriate anesthesia records, maintaining anesthetic and oxygen equipment and supplies.
-General animal care, restraint techniques, ability to occasionally handle pets with aggressive tendencies.
-Physically able to bend, stoop, stand for long periods of time, lift pets up to 50lbs by yourself, ability to handle larger pets with assistance
-You must have an exceptional attitude and communication skills towards clients and employees alike. You will assist in phone calls for postoperative or hospitalized or boarding pets
-Ability to answers phones, triage and provide some guidance for incoming calls
-You must be a detailed oriented individual with the ability to help enter and maintain medical records and follow directions.
-Ability to provide post -operative care instructions.
-Willingness to compassionately assist with euthanasia
-General facilities care including sweeping, moping, laundry, and overall cleanliness of all surfaces including cages and kennel facilities.
-Familiar with Microsoft, ability to assist with social media post as needed.
* The above is provides an overview of a typical day-to-day operation and job requirements. This list is not intended to be totally inclusive of the job description, but should be very close of what a candidate should expect.
Why work for Oconee Veterinary Hospital?
-401k retirement plan.
-We offer paid vacation.
-Very generous pet benefits.
-50% health insurance paid.
-100% long term disability insurance paid.
-Very convenient hours with some afternoons off typical most weeks, which often includes off Friday by 1pm 2 weekends a month. Yes, this is real.
-Able to bring your pets to work, if space available.
-Free pet boarding during non-holiday or busy seasons.
-Clinic provides scrubs, uniforms.
If you are dedicated, flexible, dependable, team player and love animal care, we need to hear from you! One year or more of VETERINARY experience. Non- experienced need not apply. If you have worked in a veterinary office before and believe you have experience and are willing to learn, we would love to hear from you. You do not have to be able to currently do all of the above, but certainly if you have worked in the veterinary field we will consider strong applicants that are fast learners.
Only team players need apply. NO PHONE CALLS please. Please email resume. NOTES: Additional Salary Information: $13.00-18.00/hour based on experience
One year or more of VETERINARY experience. Non experienced need not apply. If you have worked in a veterinary office before and believe you have experience and are willing to learn, we would love to hear from you. If you have worked in the veterinary field we will consider strong applicants that are fast learners.
Only team players need apply. NO PHONE CALLS please. Please email resume.
Additional Salary Information: $13.00-18.00/hour based on experience
Internal Number: 082
About Oconee Veterinary Hospital
Small animal hospital in Watkinsville, Georgia. 2 doctor practice. Practiced established in 1977. We treat dogs, cats, reptiles, some birds and pocket pets. We offer boarding and grooming. We also offer canine physical rehabilitation services and hydrotherapy with an underwater treadmill. We have digital radiographs, laser therapy and complete, on site lab testing. We strive to provide only the best, advanced quality of care for all pets in our hospital and frequently call on or us specialist as needed.