VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant - ER/ICU in Montgomery, Alabama
Location: 3200 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36116
VCA Carriage Hills Animal Hospital is hiring an experienced Veterinary Assistant with a passion for emergency and critical care medicine to support our ICU!
VCA Carriage Hills has a longstanding reputation in the River Region as a provider of quality veterinary services in a friendly and compassionate atmosphere.
Our practice is known for quality veterinary care due to the range of services offered and our efforts to fill the area’s need for specialty services.
We are a 24-hour emergency and referral hospital with services including wellness care, surgery, dentistry, diagnostics, ultrasound, digital x-rays, endoscopy, oncology, internal medicine, boarding, and grooming. We also offer cancer treatment, orthopedic care, neurosurgical care, physical therapy, and critical care.
Check out our website here: www.vcahospitals.com/carriage-hills
About the Role
As Veterinary Assistant, you will support our emergency and critical care services by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our patients, clients and team. Experience with veterinary ER/ICU is required.
Duties will include:
Patient triage and assessment
Compassionate and attentive care for our hospitalized patients
Client education and care
Medication and IV infusion preparation and administration
Surgical preparation and assisting
Radiology and diagnostics
Lab sample collection and processing
Safe and effective patient handling and restraint
Experience as a veterinary technician or veterinary assistant in an emergency and critical care setting required
Alabama Veterinary Technician license (LVT) strongly preferred
Able to proficiently perform veterinary technical skills including those listed above
VCA Animal Hospitals is a community of over 800 hospitals across the US, including primary care, emergency, and specialty medicine. We offer world class medicine with hometown care. Together we are taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
This means taking care of our people. We are passionate about supporting our technicians and assistants and are committed to your personal career development. At VCA, you will enjoy an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. Benefits include:
Access to the people and resources of a large veterinary community
Internal CE and development opportunities
Advancement and leadership opportunities
Free NAVTA membership, access to VetFolio for CE, Plumbs App, and more
Tuition assistance including Veterinary Technology Associates, Bachelors completion and more
Health & Well Being
Medical, dental & vision insurance, a variety of additional coverage options
Free mental health care through Lyra Health (up to 12 sessions a year)
Access to free counseling through Cigna Life Assistance program
Access to Headspace app
Fully employer-paid life, long-term and short-term disability insurance
Paid vacation, paid sick time, holiday pay
Paid parental leave
Fertility coverage, gender affirmation services
Growing network of onsite social workers
Generous hospital discounts for your pets, a variety of other discounts including cellular service, apparel, computer equipment, etc.
401(k) retirement plan with company match
Referral bonus opportunities
Practice management software with digital innovations for streamlined practice flow and client communication
Opportunities to give back through VCA Charities and community partnerships
Interested? Apply! We look forward to hearing from you.
If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.
Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!
The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at vcacareers.com
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