VCA Anderson Animal Hospital is an AAHA-accredited small animal/exotics practice in Lakewood, Colorado.
We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and patient care—with the expertise and technical know-how to make them happen. In this position you will be supporting our Doctors and Technician team by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients. Duties include, but are not limited to: • Maintaining medical records. • Preparing surgical suite and surgical patients. • Filling prescriptions. • Performing laboratory work and diagnostic imaging. • Providing compassionate care and a home away from home for boarded and hospitalized pets.
At VCA, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. • You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 4,500 doctors, including 600+ boarded specialists. • You will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.
Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!
Dependable attendance is required
Any allergies to animals must be controllable through medication
Must be able to lift 40 pounds
Must be willing to work long or irregular hours under pressure conditions
This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a minimum 8 hour day
Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people and understand written directions
Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the phone
Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing hospital equipment such as electronic clippers, syringes, radiology equipment, laboratory equipment, computers, etc.