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Veterinary Assistant

Posted on October 11, 2021

Heaven Can Wait Animal Society is seeking an experienced full-time Veterinary Assistant to join us at our longstanding nonprofit Spay and Neuter Clinic. You will be working together with an established team to foster an environment of support, compassion, and advocacy for our city’s animals. We firmly believe that through providing affordable, evidence-based, quality veterinary care, we can do our part to keep pets healthy & happy in homes with loving families. This aligns with our larger mission of saving animals from shelter intake and risk of euthanasia, which also decreases the burden of pet overpopulation on our community.

We are a longstanding nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to serving community cats, pets, and their families through low-cost, high-quality spay & neuter services and affordable preventative care, as well as through high-impact adoption and foster programming. 

This is a rewarding fast-paced role in a high-quality, high-volume surgical environment. 

Major Job Duties

  • Assist customer service staff with patient check-in and check-out
  • Prepare animals for surgery
  • Set up for and assist with patient recovery post-anesthesia
  • Set up and clean examination rooms, surgical prep room, and other clinic areas

Education and Experience

  • Veterinary Assistant experience preferred, especially in a surgical environment
  • High School Diploma
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus

Physical Requirements

  • Dependable attendance is required
  • Must be willing to work long 8-10 hours a day, 4 days per week. Opportunities for additional hours may be available. 
  • Any allergies to animals must be controlled through medication.
  • This position requires the ability to lift up to 40lbs, walk, squat, bend, stand, reach, and lift constantly during a minimum of 8 hours a day.
  • Ability to work with, handle, assist restraining, and walk large animals.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing hospital equipment such as electric clippers, syringes, radiology equipment, laboratory equipment, computers, etc.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people and understand written directions 

Other Information

  • Our clinic is open Monday-Thursday. Hours range from 32-40 hours per week. 

Compensation and Benefits 

  • Compensation: $15/hr
  • Benefits include health care reimbursement, sick time, and PTO 
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