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Veterinary Assistant

Company: Animal Medical Center of Mid America
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Were you a kid who enjoyed working with people and animals? - Did you dream of being a veterinarian when you grew up? - Join AMCMA and become a veterinary assistant! - Veterinary Assistants play a vital role in providing health care to pets and is a great way to explore multiple career paths that the field of veterinary medicine has to offer. - - As part of the Humane Society of Missouri, the -Animal Medical Center of Mid-America -is looking to hire a Veterinary -Assistant to work in our AAHA-accredited veterinary clinic and surgery center. - Experience in a veterinary clinic is preferred but not required. -This position plays an integral role in assisting the veterinary staff and technicians in the clinical and surgical treatment of animals in the clinic. This individual should have animal handling and restraining experience, be extraordinary at establishing and maintaining strong working relationships, and always maintain a positive and professional public image. Excellent customer service, team skills, and the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment are necessary. Full-time employees work four 10-hour shifts Monday through Saturday, and the scheduling of days is flexible. (Saturday shifts are 8 hours.) Minimum starting pay is $16/hour. - Additional compensation will be considered if experienced. - Also, additional raises in pay can be earned through our CVA certification program. -The Veterinary -Assistant will:

  • Assist veterinarians in Fear Free animal restraint -
  • Maintain flow of clinic appointments, prepare estimates, invoices, take payments and reschedule appointments
  • Prepare vaccines and medications for administration and medications for dispensing
  • Perform client education
  • Obtain patient samples, prepare them for testing and perform routine in house lab testing
  • Understand -use of medical & surgical equipment
  • Prepare patients for treatment and/or surgery
  • Maintain medical records
  • Monitor anesthetic procedures
  • Clean/disinfect and maintain medical and surgical equipment -What sets our hospital apart?
    • AMCMA is part of the Humane Society of Missouri.
    • We've operated a public veterinary clinic since 1923.
    • There are only 16 AAHA accredited non-profit veterinary hospitals in the country, we operate 2 of them.
    • Fear Free Practice level Certification -
    • Proceeds from AMCMA support rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of HSMO animals.
      The Humane Society of Missouri offers competitive wages and excellent benefits:
      • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
      • Short-term disability
      • Long-term disability (100% employer paid)
      • Retirement Savings Plan
      • Flexible Spending Accounts
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Paid time off, including vacation, sick and holiday pay
      • Employer sponsored Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) education program, with financial incentives upon completion
      • Paid Missouri State CVA Licensure
      • Annual CE to maintain licensure
      • Individual Fear Free Certification
      • Free uniforms and attendance incentives -Employees are eligible for the following discounts after 90 days of employment:
        • 40% off veterinary services
        • 15% off prescription diets
        • $50 off adoptions at HSMO
        • 10% off gift shop
        • Purina for Professionals discount
          Employment Type: Full Time
          Salary: $16 - $18 Hourly
          Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Animal Medical Center of Mid America, St. Louis , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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