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Banfield Pet Hospital

Pet Care Assistant

Aliso Viejo, CA

Summary of Job Purpose and Function

The Pet Care Assistant works with the veterinary medical team to provide and prepare for the best medical care of pets, and to ensure this is provided in a happy, welcoming, friendly and efficient manner, influencing clients to return and refer their friends and families.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Prepare the treatment room for examination of pets and all necessary medical item and supplies (e.g. vaccinations, fecal loops, slides, etc.) for the veterinarian and/or veterinary technician. Set up fecals, smears, and skin scrapings as allowed by state rules and regulations.
  • Maintain the flow of the Cycle of Service in accordance to position. Provide Client Education regarding preventive care, Optimum Wellness Plans, and basic status of hospitalized pets. Serve as support to the Client Services Coordinator staff on an as- needed basis.
  • Hold or restrain pets during examination, treatment, or inoculation.
  • Prepare routine in-house laboratory tests (e.g. canine heartworm, feline leukemia, FIV,

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and canine parvovirus) as allowed by state rules and regulations.
  • Monitor the comfort of hospitalized patients. Ensure the comfort of hospitalized patients

    by "walking", exercising, feeding, and cleaning cages and pet (when approved by the

    veterinarian or veterinary technician).
  • Bathe and dip pets when necessary to treat dermatological conditions (when advised by

    veterinarian or veterinary technician.
  • Clean the surgical suite and instruments.

    • Ensure cleanliness of the hospital including but not limited to housekeeping such as laundry, dishes, mopping, cage cleaning, trash collection and removal and instrument cleaning as outlined by hospital protocols
    • Other job duties as assigned.

    Client-provided location(s): Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
    Job ID: banfield-R-89302
    Employment Type: Other

    Perks and Benefits

    • Health and Wellness

      • HSA With Employer Contribution
      • Health Insurance
      • Dental Insurance
      • Vision Insurance
      • Life Insurance
      • Short-Term Disability
      • Long-Term Disability
      • FSA
      • HSA
      • On-Site Gym
      • Mental Health Benefits
    • Parental Benefits

      • Family Support Resources
      • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
      • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Work Flexibility

      • Remote Work Opportunities
      • Hybrid Work Opportunities
      • Flexible Work Hours
      • Four-Day Work Week
    • Office Life and Perks

      • Commuter Benefits Program
      • Pet-friendly Office
      • Casual Dress
      • Company Outings
      • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Vacation and Time Off

      • Leave of Absence
      • Paid Holidays
      • Paid Vacation
      • Personal/Sick Days
      • Volunteer Time Off
    • Financial and Retirement

      • 401(K) With Company Matching
      • Financial Counseling
      • Relocation Assistance
    • Professional Development

      • Promote From Within
      • Internship Program
      • Work Visa Sponsorship
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • Mentor Program
      • Access to Online Courses
    • Diversity and Inclusion

      • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
      • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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