Veterinary Assistant – The Pet Doctor JobThe Pet DoctorLakewood, WA 88763

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Why You’ll Love This Veterinary Assistant Job at The Pet Doctor in Lakewood, WA!  

  • Build a satisfying and lucrative career out of your passion and love for animals 
  • Have the satisfaction of knowing your work will improve the lives of pets and their people
  • Grow alongside an organization that acknowledges your contributions to its overall success
  • Get in on the ground floor of a growing and innovating organization
  • Feel empowered as you leave an indelible mark on your community
  • Bask in the sense of pride you will feel from being part of a network of reputable practices
  • Learn new, on-the-job skills that will help you grow your career 
  • Enjoy a great work/life balance, plus generous perks and benefits

Learn more about this hospital: www.lakewoodpetdoctor.com

Veterinary Assistant Responsibilities

  • Clean and straighten exam rooms to prepare for incoming patients following OSHA guidelines
  • Be familiar with infectious and common zoonotic diseases; including prevention, and the steps to reduce or eliminate transmission
  • Assist in restraining pets in a manner that allows necessary procedures to be done with minimal stress to patients, and ensure safety of patients and people 
  • Take accurate notes and medical history of patients in exam rooms for doctors
  • Anticipate the needs of the doctor for routine exam/surgery visits; follow doctors request to fill or refill medications
  • Take temperatures, samples, vitals as requested by doctor; draw up vaccines, flea/tick medication/prevention, etc.

Veterinary Assistant Qualifications 

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Advanced experience as a veterinary technician or assistant required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Possess a good attitude and contribute to a positive work environment
  • Strong English — written and verbal language skills
  • Advanced animal care, restraints, client/customer interaction experience required
  • Experience with venipuncture, IV catheter placement, labwork, radiology, and pharmacology highly preferred

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Veterinarian – The Pet Doctor – Lakewood, WA

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Why You’ll Love This Job!

The Pet Doctor, in Lakewood, WA is an intimate, family-oriented practice. We take great pride in the bond we form with each team member. Our employee tenure averages at 13 years!  While we are proud of our commitment to our team members, we are also working to understand how we can best serve the growing needs in the veterinary community! Located in Lakewood, WA, we are just minutes from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and conveniently located to I-5 with quick access to Tacoma and Olympia. Everything you need is a skip away!

**Sign-On Bonus / Relocation Support Offered**

Here are a few of the progressive advantages we currently offer:

  • Regular and consistent work schedules. This allows you the ability to plan your life outside of work first and know what your work commitments are second.   We are currently closed on Sundays and major Holidays for team members to have dedicated self-care and family time.
  • Flexibility for your time off needs. We know life is dynamic and we strive to roll with the punches right along with you!
  • Individually tailored mentorship.  We’ll share a few of our best practices that we think every employee can benefit from but also consider your input and create plans for achievement! Our mentorship isn’t one size fits all, but it does include weekly scheduled one-on-one meetings with our medical director as part of your regular workday.  This is a great time to review cases, ask questions, or just enjoy a break.
  • Graduated scheduling.  Each pet appointment is special, and we want to ensure you achieve a great bond with each pet. 
  • The support of experienced and licensed support staff.  Our existing team members are PHENOMENAL, and we are looking to grow to ensure you are supported to do your important work.
  • A complimentary in-house snack cart for our team members!  Have a seasonal favorite?  Let us know and we’ll add it to the snack cart!

We are continuing to look for additional opportunities to support veterinarian and veterinary team members.  We are passionate about total employee well-being and offer comprehensive benefits! 

Qualifications

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school
  • Active, non-restricted veterinary license in Washington
  • Invested in building trusting relationships with clients, colleagues, and community
  • Motivated for continuous personal and professional growth
  • Positive attitude and the desire to learn
  • Feel accountable to our clients, patients and team

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Working in the People, Pets & Vets family allows you to provide excellent care with top-quality resources while maintaining the individuality and medical autonomy that makes each practice unique. We are all about the PEOPLE that share a love for animals. We put PETS at the center of everything we do. Our VETS and the entire support team provide quality care for pets. We foster a culture of learning, respect, and compassionate care. Most importantly, we like to have FUN! Join us today and become a cornerstone of your pet community.   

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • No On-Call or After-Hours Emergency Calls
  • Paid Time Off
  • Annual CE Reimbursement $1,500 + a $5,000 CE Bonus on your 5th year work anniversary
  • 401K With Annual Employer Match
  • Employer-Sponsored Health and Welfare Plans including Medical, Dental, Vision, and many more
  • Personal Liability Insurance Coverage & AVMA Membership
  • Pet Care Discount
  • Career Growth/Professional Mentorship

People Pets & Vets is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status. People Pets & Vets is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its programs, and activities.

Job ID: 743999848875641

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