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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant in Downers Grove, Illinois

VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital has opportunities available for experienced Veterinary Assistants to join our fast-paced, AAHA-accredited, 24-hour emergency, specialty referral, and general practice in Downers Grove, Illinois. Veterinary Assistants will primarily work alongside our ER and ICU technicians to assist in providing patient care. Veterinary Assistants must be motivated and dedicated workers with a strong work ethic, excellent client communication skills and well demonstrated professionalism. This position does require candidates to be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and demonstrate attention to detail while handling heavy caseloads. Specialties include: Oncology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Dermatology, Emergency and Critical Care, and Rehabilitation. We are currently hiring for: Emergency/Critical Care, Specialty Surgery, and General Practice.

  • The Emergency and Critical Care position(s) is full time position. Schedules are offered in three 12 hour shifts per week, or four 10 hour shifts per week. Schedule does include some weekends and holidays.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Dependable attendance is required

  • Telephone and computer skills are necessary

  • Client communication and education

  • Husbandry

  • Efficiency – organize daily duties and procedures to best utilize staff’s time.

  • Flexibility – working to ensure that the job is done properly

  • Medical records – charges, medical history, medications, laboratory reports, etc.

  • Radiology – x-ray technique and safety

  • Assisting technicians in diagnostics

  • Pharmacy – familiarity with drugs, creating labels, filling prescriptions

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)

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