Veterinary Assistant Job Description


A veterinary assistant has to look after non-farm animals in the lab, animal hospitals, and clinics. They need to take care of animals by performing the routine task under the supervision of a veterinarian. They have to perform mainly daily tasks such as feeding, weighing, and taking the temperature of animals. The veterinary assistant plays a vital role in helping veterinary doctors and they need to help with surgery and other procedures. They prepare equipment, pass surgical instruments while performing surgery. The job duties of a veterinary assistant include a monitor and care animals after surgery, sterilize surgical instruments and equipment, clean and disinfect cages, examine the operating room, and provide emergency first aid to sick animals.

Veterinary Assistant Job Titles:

  • Veterinary Assistant (Part-Time)
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Technologists

Veterinary Assistant Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a successful candidate who is dedicated to providing the most advanced medical care available with compassion and hospitality. The friendly and helpful staff will guide you through each step and an experienced and dedicated medical team you can trust will provide the best care possible. We offer everything from urgent care to preventative medicine with state of art of technology and the most up to date and modern treatment available. The veterinary assistant should provide outstanding patient care and client service in a fast-paced animal hospital. They are responsible for assisting veterinarians in the care of an animal. They help during initial examination by restraining animals when necessary, stocking examination and surgery rooms with supplies, sterilizing tools, and ensuring the equipment is in working order. They should communicate with clients and update patient files. The applicant must demonstrate professionalism, dependability, healthy and positive communication skill, and able to multi-task.

Veterinary Assistant Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Clean, disinfect and prepare medical equipment
  • Check vaccination records
  • Administer vaccination
  • Administer medication to prepare the animal for surgery
  • Monitor and track vitals following surgery
  • Handle animals properly during the procedure
  • Take notes on examination and update records
  • Feed, bathe, and exercise animals
  • Collect sample such as blood, urine for testing
  • Do a routine lab test
  • Restrain animals during examination
  • Soothe frightened animals
  • Observe animal behavior and health condition
  • Help in case of emergencies
  • Handle administrative duties
  • Keep accurate log and records
  • Reassure clients that pets are being cared for
  • Advise pet owners on nutrition and healthcare
  • Help maintain the flow of patients
  • Mentoring other members of the hospital team
  • Educating clients about the importance of pet care
  • Carrying out procedures that don’t need a veterinarian

Veterinary Assistant Skills and Qualification:

  • High school Diploma in veterinary assistant
  • Must possess a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar field
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Experience handling administrative role
  • Patient and caring personality
  • Able to follow instructions properly
  • Comfortable being around animals
  • Able to meet the physical demand of the job
  • Must be able to work during emergencies
  • Action-oriented and customer-focused
  • Good listeners and effective communicators

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