Veterinary Assistant Job Description

A veterinary assistant is a person who performs the duties of your veterinarian when your veterinarian is not present.

Veterinary assistants also help to care for animals, perform administrative duties, or provide other services in a veterinary clinic.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief

We're looking for a Veterinary Assistant to help us take care of our animal patients. You will be responsible for assisting the veterinarians in providing medical care to our patients, as well as cleaning and maintaining the animal hospital. If you have a passion for helping animals, then this is the job for you!

Veterinary Assistant Duties

  • Assist veterinarian in routine medical procedures, bathing, grooming, and feeding animals
  • Ensure that animals are comfortable and properly cared for at all times
  • Perform routine medical procedures
  • Assist with bathing, grooming, and feeding animals
  • Perform routine household chores
  • Encourage animals to follow veterinary directions
  • Assist with administering medications and vaccines
  • Proactively assist veterinarian by recommending, evaluating and implementing new procedures
  • Assist in supervising animals during hospital visits
  • Provide administrative and customer service support
  • Proactively perform clerical work
  • Assist with reception and other office duties
  • Assist with scheduling animal visits
  • Prepare and maintain veterinary records and documentation
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Veterinary Assistant Responsibilities

  • Assist doctors with exams and treatment
  • Clean animal cages and administer medications
  • Help prepare and maintain exam rooms
  • Clean and maintain hospital equipment
  • Perform administrative duties, including answering phones, scheduling appointments, and filing
  • Assist with administrative tasks, such as billing, staff supervision, and scheduling
  • Assist with inventory management, including preparing supplies, maintaining inventory, and ordering supplies

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Requirements And Skills

  • Experience working and caring for animals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Skills in record keeping
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task, and meet deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent critical thinking and organizational skills

We at [Company Name] are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team is a strong team, and we are committed to building such a team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages. We also welcome applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.