Veterinary Assistant, F/T – St. George

Position Title: Veterinary Assistant - St. George

Compensation: $15.40 to $22.00 an hour – DOE

Employment Type: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Required Hours: Mon-Thurs, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Do you love helping animals? The Humane Society of Utah is looking for a talented and compassionate Veterinary Assistant to join our team at our affordable spay/neuter and vaccination clinic in St. George, Utah!

Our clinic provides much needed, affordable services to members of the community as well as shelters and rescues. The Veterinary Assistant position is open to those looking to make a career out of their passion for animal welfare.

We value our employees and offer generous full-time benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, health savings account, retirement savings plan, paid sick time, vacation and holidays, discounts and more.

Required Skills

Six months to 1 year of experience in a veterinary hospital is desired.
Being bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus, and a salary differential of $0.50 per hour may be paid to bilingual incumbents fluent in Spanish.
COVID-19 vaccination is required. 
While performing the duties of this job, Veterinary Assistants are regularly required to lift 50 – 75 pounds repeatedly throughout the workday and must be able to safely and properly restrain large and/or fractious animals.
Veterinary Assistants must be able to kneel, bend, twist, stand and walk for very long periods, and converse with clients to explain procedures and vaccine requirements.
Veterinary Assistants are regularly required to perform repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movements, feel the attributes of objects, and grasp, push, and reach with arms or hands. 
Other requirements include having a cooperative attitude toward clients and team members and understanding and strictly following all verbal and written direction from the Clinic Manager and Medical Director.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include safely and compassionately interacting with cats and dogs using proper low stress handling and restraint techniques, assisting with patient check in and check out, preparing patients for surgery, surgery recovery and monitoring, assisting with surgical rechecks, preparing surgery packs, drawing blood, preparing and administering vaccinations, inserting microchips, educating clients on vaccination schedules and the benefits of spay/neuter, providing exceptional customer service,  communicating effectively with clients, team members and supervisors, daily cleaning, helping other team members, and contributing to a positive work environment using tact and diplomacy.

How to Apply

Please submit a current resume, cover letter and reference list to kwatters@utahhumane.org.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by management. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

At the Utah Humane Society, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our animals, and our community. The Utah Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at the Utah Humane Society is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. At the Utah Humane Society, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age (40 and over), genetic information, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy or relation condition (including childbirth and breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by state or federal law.

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