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A Network Of Support, An Emphasis on Individuality

An Extraordinary Time To Be At PPV

The Cornerstone Of Your Pet Community

Working at a PPV hospital means you maintain your independence while enjoying the benefits of having sister practices close by and a stable organization at your back. The individuality of each location yields strengths and opportunities to be leveraged for the benefit of all!

What Our Employees Have to Say

"I like the fact that each hospital is able to mostly govern themselves, but has the support of multiple hospitals. It is 'corporate' without the 'corporate feel.’"

"Having the buying power and business organization provided by PPV is a huge advantage - it's stable and brings lots of benefits. Keeping individual clinic autonomy keeps the advantages of a small business practice and client relationships."

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You couldn’t have timed it better! You are on the ground floor of a growing and innovating organization. You are able to grow alongside the organization that hasn’t forgotten who contributes to its success. You can grow, you are valued, and you can help shape the future of PPV.

What Our Employees Have to Say

"Still has a small business feel, and I enjoy the flexibility it may offer in regards to opening up future growth and opportunities within the company"

"Great team and overall organization that takes care of it's members. Feels like a family run team that continues to expand while maintaining that support."

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Join your colleagues and feel the pride of being part of a network of reputable and sought-after practices. You have been empowered to leave your mark on the community, and it is a difference you can feel. Not only does your work benefit the lives of individual pets and their people, but your hard work and dedication has made you a cornerstone of your pet community.

What Our Employees Have to Say

"[We have a] massive impact. It's not just our community either, we have impacts in lots of cities, some that are far away. People know us from a lot of places. People drive from really far away to come and see us."

"It’s a fantastic family friendly organization that delivers multiple opportunities for growth and is very loved by its community. They are diverse in medicine and make/take many opportunities to help learn and grow for their clients and their families."

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Veterinary Assistant JobUniversity Vet HospitalBerkeley, CA 31419

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Why You'll Love This Job

Grow a successful career based on your love for animals when you join the University Veterinary Hospital family in our Veterinary Assistant position in Berkeley, CA!

We are counting on you to help shape the future of PP&V because, here, we know it is our employees' valuable contributions that lead to our overall success. You will benefit from a large support network while also maintaining the individuality that sets you apart. Your hard work and dedication as a Veterinary Assistant will pay off as you build important relationships both within the workplace and the surrounding pet community. Add to your knowledge base and increase your skills as you work alongside veterinary professionals. Enjoy job satisfaction and receive benefits that include medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, paid time off, and a 401k with a 3% match.

It is an extraordinary time to start your career at University Veterinary Hospital! Apply for our Veterinary Assistant job opening today!

Responsibilities

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.

Skills & Qualifications

Veterinary Assistant Qualifications 

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one (1) year of 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
  • Animal care, restraints, client/customer interaction experience
  • Experience with venipuncture, IV catheter placement, labwork, radiology, and pharmacology highly preferred
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