Veterinary Assistant (OPS)

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Veterinary Medicine/Animal Care
Department:28311001 - VM-ICU AND PCW SERVICES

Classification Title:

Veterinary Assistant

Job Description:

The Emergency and Critical Care department is responsible for evaluating/treating patients seen on the triage service and treating hospitalized patients in the Intensive Care Unit. This service is looking for veterinary assistants to help technicians and doctors to provide excellent patient care.


Primary duties of the assistants will include assisting the veterinary technicians and clinicians with triage patients and critically ill patients. Assistants are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the ICU, ER, and department equipment, as well as maintaining inventory and stock in these rooms. This includes but is not limited to the following:

• Animal restraint for catheter placements, bandage changes, anesthesia, etc.

• Transporting patients throughout the hospital

• Walking and feeding patients

• Documentation in medical records

• Assisting with patient intake

• Sweeping, Mopping, Dusting, Organizing

• Basic clean-up after procedures

• Cleaning runs/cages

• Restocking and cleaning of stock carts, procedure carts, and crash carts

• Cleaning and properly storing all equipment in the ECC area

• Cleaning and preparing items for sterilization

• Submitting and receiving central stores orders

• Assisting technicians with volunteer orientation and training

• Acting as back-up client service representative to the emergency reception desk representative

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates for this position must be hardworking, dependable, self-starting, be able to work in a team environment and take direction well, have prior experience in the veterinary field, and have knowledge of animal handling.

This is a 24-hour service. We currently need veterinary assistant coverage for 7 days/nights a week, on morning (8:00am - 4:00pm), mid (4:00pm - 12:00am), and overnight (12:00am - 8:00am) shifts. Schedules may require a combination of different shift on a weekly basis.

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.

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

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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