VCA Veterinary Assistant in Summerville, South Carolina
Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.
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VCA Westbury Veterinary Clinic is hiring a driven and detail-focused Veterinary Technician or Assistant for one of our fast growing animal hospitals in Summerville, SC. If you have a passion for taking care of animals and enjoy working in a fast-paced, challenging environment then this may be perfect for you! This is a full time opportunity, some weekend availability is required.
Position Overview: The primary responsibility of the veterinary technician / Assistant is to work closely with our veterinarians to provide the highest quality medical care, while giving our clients an exceptional care experience. We strive to go above and beyond for every patient and client that walks through the door. Being able to prioritize, multitask, and complete tasks accurately and efficiently will be key to succeeding in this position. Compassion and empathy are vital to our mission, and the veterinary technicians/Assistants play one of the most important roles in providing that to our patients and clients. Our ideal candidate will be family-oriented, friendly, communicative, hardworking, and share our passion of caring for animals and their owners.
Skills and Basic Qualifications: • 1 - 5+ years veterinary technician/Assistant experience (certification/licensure preferred, but not required) • Blood draws and IV catheter placement • Anesthetic monitoring • Dental scaling, polishing and radiography • Digital radiology techniques • Medical documentation • Animal Restraint • Laboratory procedures • Familiarity with commonly used medications • High energy, friendly, and driven to be successful • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Demonstrates excellent time and task management • Demonstrates professional and courteous presentation with staff and clients • Hands on, roll-up-your-sleeves mentality • Team player who can work effectively in a fast growing, dynamic environment
Compensation & Benefits: • Competitive salary commensurate with experience • Health, Dental and vision coverage• Paid time off + holidays • Pet care discounts • Scrubs allowance • And much more.
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!
The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).
VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!