Veterinary Assistant (CARE)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Veteran's Preference Eligible, Veterinary Medicine/Animal Care
Department:28311001 - VM-ICU AND PCW SERVICES

Classification Title:

Veterinary Assistant (CARE)

Job Description:

Our Veterinary Assistants that work with in the emergency and critical care are key members of the service who support the veterinary technicians so they can focus on their primary responsibility of providing nursing care for our hospitalized patients and triaging emergencies. Our assistants are part of a large team that work well together. Individuals should be able to develop friendly, professional relationships and maintain positive attitudes throughout all interactions. Our assistants are responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the areas, upkeep of equipment, as well as maintaining inventory and stock.

Job duties include but not limited to:

  • Sweeping and mopping floors daily and as needed.
  • Taking out trash and recyclables as needed.
  • Ensuring cages and runs including drains, grates, and doors are cleaned daily and as needed.
  • Assisting with processing laundry as needed.
  • Disinfecting and cleaning equipment regularly.
  • Maintaining equipment within the hospital as applicable to this position and reporting broken or malfunctioning equipment to the appropriate manager.
  • Reporting broken or malfunctioning infrastructure to the appropriate manager and requesting work orders as directed.
  • Maintaining inventory and replenishing stock on a regular basis.
  • Checking drug and supply expiration dates as needed.
  • Practicing appropriate infection control measures by managing biohazardous patient care items and lab specimens appropriately.
  • Walking and feeding patients.
  • Animal restraint for exams, catheter placements, bandage changes, anesthesia, etc.
  • Assist with patient intake and discharge.
  • Able to handle animals safely to help with procedures or for transport to another location throughout the hospital.
  • Obtain weight and record in the medical record.
  • Submit lab work appropriately.
  • Professional and accurate documentation in patient’s medical record.
  • Able to obtain vitals such as TPR and record appropriately in medical record.
  • Assist with recovery.
Expected Salary:

$15 per hour.

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1-year experience in Veterinary Medicine.
  • CVA.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

This is a CARE position offering limited benefits, including health insurance and paid time off. 

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required: Yes; Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs, bend, kneel, pull, push, twist and stand for an extended period of time.


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