Position:  Veterinary Assistant (Exam Room Technician)
Location:  Covina, CA
Job Id:  101
# of Openings:  1

Please read the entire posting prior to applying. Only applications with both a cover letter and resume will be accepted. Thank you!

Covina Animal Hospital is a six doctor general practice serving cats and dogs. We are a growing practice with a mission of delivering only the highest quality veterinary care and customer service. This position seeks applicants that genuinely care for people and the well being of pets. Moreover, Covina Animal Hospital looks for team members who strive for personal and team excellence every day and welcome constructive feedback. A Veterinary Assistant must be reliable, have effective communication with clients/team members, and demonstrate compassion for pets and their owners. Proper training and career development will be provided so that the applicant can succeed and grow in our fast-paced environment.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
-MUST have prior experience in the veterinary field. If your experience is limited, please explain in your cover letter why you would be an excellent candidate.
-MUST be willing and able to have a background check.
-MUST have a basic understanding of pet behavior.
-Strong working knowledge of general pet wellness (understand vaccines, heartworm prevention, spay/neutering, etc.).
-Strong understanding of computers and the ability to type.

BASIC JOB DESCRIPTION (includes but is not limited to):
Note: Veterinary Assistants do not assist in surgery, IVC placement, venipuncture, and hospitalized patients.

-Deliver an exceptional client experience.
-Check patients in, perform TPRs and obtain detailed medical histories.
-Assist doctors with exams and have the ability to gently restrain and handle pets.
-Prepare and effectively communicate treatment plans.
-Assist doctors in educating clients on optimal pet health care.
-Assist receptionists with answering phones and medication refills.
-Schedule follow up appointments and charge clients out.
-Basic maintenance/upkeep of hospital and exam rooms (cleaning, stocking, etc).
-Multitask between different job duties.

BENEFITS:
-Paid vacation time, sick leave, and major holidays.
-80% coverage of medical insurance.
-50% coverage of dental and vision insurance (coming in January 2019).
-Eight hundred dollar stipend and paid time off annually for continuing education.
-401(k) participation.
-Discounts on medical services and products.

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