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Banfield Pet Hospital

veterinary assistant

Fresno, CA

Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital

For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant. While working closely with other pet health care professionals at Banfield, you'll have the chance to advocate for pets and educate clients on all aspects of pet health. In addition, if your goal is to advance in your career, you'll have access to a variety of learning and development opportunities along the way.

Job Description Summary: The Veterinary Assistant is a key member of the hospital team who supports and assists the veterinarians and veterinary technicians, ensuring the safety of pets, clients and other associates, and the continuity of quality veterinary care.

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Preferred Education/Licenses: Certificate of completion from a NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant program or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Preferred Experience: Must be able to perform all required skills of NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant programs at a level that aids in the efficiency of the practice.

Description

A Day in the Life of a Banfield Veterinary Assistant

The Vet Assistant provides professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times, making sure that clients and pets are comfortable in the hospital. You will use your technical skills on a daily basis, within state practice acts and as outlined in the NAVTA guidelines for veterinary assistant skills and duties. Other responsibilities include:

• Helping maintain the flow of patients

• Communicating with the veterinarian and vet techs

• Carrying out or setting up procedures that do not require veterinarian or vet tech assistance

• Adhering to hospital standards that keep pets safe, and the treatment areas, exam rooms and labs clean and organized

• Educating clients about our Optimum Wellness Plans® and the importance of preventive care

• Mentoring other members of the hospital team

Commitment Beyond Qualifications

Every associate including the Vet Assistant has an important contribution to make to the veterinary team. We're looking for Vet Assistants who are dedicated to their work, have a positive attitude and use our Five Principles -- Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom - as their guide. In addition, our Vet Assistants are:

• Action Oriented

• Customer Focused

• Good Listeners

• Effective Communicators

Client-provided location(s): Fresno, CA, USA
Job ID: banfield-R-155860
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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