Veterinary Assistant

Employer: VCA Canada Newton Animal Hospital
Location: Surrey
Practice:
Job Type: Full Time
Job Description

VCA Canada Newton Animal Hospital is looking for a full time Veterinary Assistant. Located on King George Blvd in Surrey BC, Newton Animal Hospital is a dynamic, progressive, team focused clinic, with a goal to deliver high quality medicine, preventative care and surgery in a caring and personalized manner. Our work environment offers a challenging, quick-paced, high-adrenaline work environment where team work and high quality care is at the heart of what we do. Your role will be: o Assisting Veterinarians and Technicians with various tasks and treatment of pet patients o Providing compassionate care duties including feeding and walking patients o Technical skills should include knowledge of patient care and restraint, client care, hospital asepsis, and surgical assisting o General hospital maintenance including cleaning kennels o Enhance the client’s experience by coordinating between the clients and members of the medical team

Prerequisites/Education

What’s required? o Exceptional client service skills that build trust and loyalty with clients o Strong communication skills and ability to work with a dynamic and diverse team o Compassion and nurturing attitude when providing care to clients and patients o Ability to remain calm and efficient in stressful situations o Positive outlook and enthusiasm for learning o Initiative in carrying out assignments independently o Previous veterinary education or certificate

Starting Date: 2018-04-16
Wage: To Be Negotiated
Company Info

Why VCA? We are Canada’s largest network of companion animal hospitals, devoted to providing compassionate care for pets. Our team of over 2500 people operate specialty-referral, primary care, alternative therapy and emergency hospitals and are committed to providing superior patient care and client experience. At our core are our people – people we think of as family. Our different strengths and interests enrich and improve us with diversity, innovation and excellence. In support we are national leaders in career development and growth opportunities, continuing education, scholarships and awards. We are also passionate about giving back to the community through Paw It Forward, our national philanthropic program. Here’s what you can expect from us: • Mentorship and support from our hospital leadership teams • Professional development through annual VCA conferences and annual CE allowances to help upgrade your skills • Interactive learning through our soon to come in-house online university (Woof U!) • Industry leading customer service training through VCA’s Client Experience Program • A commitment to give back to the community through participation in charitable programs and initiatives To top it all, we reward high performing team members! Additionally, we offer competitive wages and pet and veterinary discounts! Come join us! Please forward a copy of your resume and cover letter or LinkedIn profile to: lindsay.ramage@vca.com For more information on who we are, what we do, Paw It Forward and opportunities with VCA, please visit us online at vcacanada.com or https://vcacanada.com/newton VCA is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. If you require any assistance please let us know.

Contact Name: Lindsay Ramage
Company Email: lindsay.ramage@vca.com
Company Website: https://vcacanada.com/newton