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Why You’ll Love This Veterinary Assistant Job at Soundview Veterinary Hospital in Tacoma, WA!  

  • Build a satisfying and lucrative career out of your passion and love for animals 
  • Have the satisfaction of knowing your work will improve the lives of pets and their people
  • Grow alongside an organization that acknowledges your contributions to its overall success
  • Get in on the ground floor of a growing and innovating organization
  • Feel empowered as you leave an indelible mark on your community
  • Bask in the sense of pride you will feel from being part of a network of reputable practices
  • Learn new, on-the-job skills that will help you grow your career 
  • Enjoy a great work/life balance, plus generous perks and benefits

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Veterinary Assistant Responsibilities

  • Clean and straighten exam rooms to prepare for incoming patients following OSHA guidelines
  • Be familiar with infectious and common zoonotic diseases; including prevention, and the steps to reduce or eliminate transmission
  • Assist in restraining pets in a manner that allows necessary procedures to be done with minimal stress to patients, and ensure safety of patients and people 
  • Take accurate notes and medical history of patients in exam rooms for doctors
  • Anticipate the needs of the doctor for routine exam/surgery visits; follow doctors request to fill or refill medications
  • Take temperatures, samples, vitals as requested by doctor; draw up vaccines, flea/tick medication/prevention, etc.

Qualifications

Veterinary Assistant Qualifications 

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a veterinary technician or assistant required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Possess a good attitude and contribute to a positive work environment
  • Strong English — written and verbal language skills
  • Animal care, restraints, client/customer interaction experience
  • Experience with venipuncture, IV catheter placement, labwork, radiology, and pharmacology highly preferred 

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 32087