Company: Banfield, The Pet Hospital
Posted on: June 14, 2022
The Veterinary Assistant supports the veterinarians and
veterinary technicians in ensuring quality veterinary care for all
pets, advocates for pets, educates clients on all aspects of pet
health, and ensures a safe and effective hospital environment.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS Live and exemplify the Five
Principles of Mars, Inc. within self and team. Act as the extra
eyes, ears and hands for the veterinarian and veterinary technician
to ensure the best quality pet care and to maximize the
veterinarian's and veterinary technicians productivity. Communicate
with veterinarian, veterinary technicians and all other associates
to maintain the flow of patients. Provide professional, efficient
and exceptional service at all times. This includes performing or
preparing procedures that do not require veterinarian or veterinary
technician assistance, completing preparatory work for other
procedures, ensuring that clients and pets are comfortable in the
hospital, and monitoring hospitalized or surgical pets as allowed
in the state practice acts. Educate clients about Optimum Wellness
Plans, preventive care, pet health needs, hospital services and
other issues. Obtain relevant information and history from clients
and maintain proper and complete medical charts. Ensure the safety
of pets, clients and associates by utilizing safe restraining
techniques, following standard protocols, and maintaining clean,
sterile and organized treatment areas, exam rooms and labs. Assist
with surgery as applicable. Utilize technical skills to the
fullest, within state practice acts and as outlined in the NAVTA
guidelines for veterinary assistant skills and duties. Mentor other
paraprofessionals in the hospital. Other job duties as assigned.
THE FIVE PRINCIPLES Quality - The consumer is our boss, quality is
our work and value for money is our goal. Responsibility - As
individuals, we demand total responsibility from ourselves; as
associates, we support the responsibility of others. Mutuality - A
mutual benefit is a shared benefit; a shared benefit will endure.
Efficiency - We use resources to the full, waste nothing and do
only what we can do best. Freedom - We need freedom to shape our
future; we need profit to remain free.
Keywords: Banfield, The Pet Hospital, Dublin , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Dublin, California
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