Veterinary Assistant

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Location
New Port Richey, Florida
Industry
Health & Social Care, Practitioner & Technician (Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations)
Job Type
Full-Time
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Salary
US$ 13.00 - US$ 16.00 per hour
Ref. Number
S_36086
Contact
Raia, Michelle, Spherion
Phone
352-796-6000
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Job Description

Spherion Staffing is working with a full-service veterinary practice in New Port Richey who has an immediate need for a Veterinary Assistant with at least one year of experience to float amongst their ever growing team!
The right person will be joining a very busy practice that caters to household and pocket sized pets: cats, dogs, gerbils, etc., and also provide basic bird grooming services as well. They value their employees, pet owners and of course the animals! The position will be supporting two doctors that see about 20-30 patients per day, while also assisting several vet techs who see 5-10 patients per day.

Direct Hire Career with mandatory overtime as needed

Certified Veterinary Assistant starts $13 - $16 depending on experience

Non-Certified Veterinary Assistant starts $12 - $14 depending on experience

Full Time Schedule, with rotating Saturdays and one late evening until after 8 PM
**Clinic is open Monday - Saturday, with 37 hours being scheduled. All technicians are expected accommodate any emergencies that may arise, keeping you working longer at the end of a word day.

Responsibilities:
Our ideal candidate will be able to learn their new role quickly, picking up on processes, and jumping right into the busy day-to-day schedule of activities for techs and assistants. This position requires you to float around the office and work in several capacities including front desk, scheduling, assisting the doctors and technicians throughout the day in standard exams, cleanings, grooming and surgical procedures, while helping to answer general questions from customers.

Technicians and assistants are required to handle the animals during routine and surgical procedures, assist in restraining animals, administering medication, taking blood and/or other samples, requiring you to not have a fear of working with and handling a variety of species.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Skills:
We're on the hunt for someone with an outgoing and positively contagious personality, who connects with both animals and their humans in the same way.

--1-2 years' experience in a busy vet clinic with 2 or more doctors
--Ability to juggle a variety of needs and prioritize to keep patient flow moving
--Positive attitude and a willingness to jump in wherever needed and with minimal training
--Outstanding In-Person and Phone Customer Service
--Ability to stay calm, patient and pleasant in difficult situations
--Ability to juggle a variety of needs and prioritize to keep patient flow moving
--Computer skills to perform basic data entry

Education:
Trade

Experience:
1-4 years

Qualifications:
Full Time with Mandatory Overtime as needed

Certified with 1+ years' field experience
OR
Non-Certified with 1+ years' field experience


Serious applicants must apply online for the Veterinary Assistant posting at www.spherion.com and submit a minimum of 2 professional references, specifically pertaining to your existing Veterinary experience, to: LindseyHack@spherion.com.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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