Veterinary Assistant Job at Southern Veterinary Partners, Killeen, TX

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  • Southern Veterinary Partners
  • Killeen, TX

Job Description

Come join our team at Stagecoach Pet Hospital where “Paws are in good Hands”! At Stagecoach Pet Hospital, our mission is to provide compassionate, quality care for your pet with our friendly staff, caring atmosphere, and state of the art medical care. We strive to ensure that your experience here is both a positive and rewarding one. We are very active in our community and offer fun opportunities for our clients such as pictures with Santa and Halloween costume contests.


If you are wanting to join a compassionate, positive, and knowledgeable team, look no further! We are looking for someone to join our team today!

We are seeking a Veterinary Assistant to join our growing hospital to provide exceptional care to our patients! You will work alongside other skilled Vet Assistants, support our Credentialed Veterinary Technicians and DVMs in the daily flow of the hospital. When you join our organization as a Veterinary Assistant, you gain access to a peer network of over 5000 individuals, 100% tuition reimbursement for accredited Vet Tech programs, and Learning & Development programs to help you meet your career goals.

Position Skills:

  • Assist DVMs and credentialed veterinary technicians with appointments, prepping patients for surgery and minor procedures, surgical assisting, and pro-actively set up for any procedures or diagnostic tests
  • Restrain animals in a safe, efficient, and caring manner
  • Obtain accurate vitals, obtain medical histories, and/or note any changes of patient’s condition to DVM
  • Collect and prepare laboratory samples such as fecal, urine, and ear cytologies
  • Care and maintenance of all medical equipment including laboratory machines, surgical packs, anesthesia machines, and any other tools that are essential to daily operations
  • High quality client communication on patient updates and questions

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED certificate 
  • Flexible schedule including some weekend and holiday shifts
  • Knowledge of medical procedures and animal handling
  • Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations, and work with others on a team respectfully
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Pay range of $12.35-$20.90/hour based on experience
  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D) 
  • Short Term Disability 
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays)
  • SVP offers educational assistance for qualified teammates to enroll in AVMA-CVTEA accredited veterinary technician programs
  • Teladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7
  • Discounted Veterinary Care
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • A large network of over 5,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth 
  • Opportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!

Our team’s continuous dedication has rewarded us with remarkable growth, and Southern Veterinary Partners now employs more than 8,000 employees nationwide. The organization’s success has not gone unnoticed, landing us recognition as #19 on Newsweek’s “Most Loved Workplaces” list in 2022. Additionally, we have ranked among Inc. 5000’s List of "Fastest Growing Companies in America" (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022) and the Birmingham Business Journal's "FastTrack 30" of the Fastest Growing Companies in Birmingham (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021).

 

Job Tags

Holiday work, Temporary work, Flexible hours, Shift work, Weekend work,

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