Coastal Cat Clinic is seeking an Experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our feline only hospital in beautiful Pacifica, CA. We are currently in the process of relocating to a larger space with an anticipated move in date in early 2023. With the addition of a new doctor and a larger hospital, we are looking to expand our technician team to aide in the GROWTH of our hospital.
What to Expect:
· Cats Only: This may be a given, but because we are feline only, that means you don’t have to wrestle giant dogs! Give your bones/joints a break.
· Friendly/Inclusive Culture: Our team treats each other with respect and kindness. We strive to ensure everyone feels welcomed.
· Appreciation: Our Doctors and technicians truly value each individual team member for who they are and each unique experience they bring to the team. They love to celebrate wins big or small.
· We want to hear your voice! Our team of Doctors & Technicians encourage one another to ask questions and bring up their thoughts, ideas, and opinions. We are very open to listening to new suggestions to consider for the better of the patients.
Who We Are Looking For:
A veterinary assistant with at least 3 years’ experience working in a clinical setting. Knowledge of Avimark is a plus as we are a paper lite hospital.
Being a Gold Certified Cat Friendly Practice, we require all staff to follow our cat friendly protocols and restraint tactics. This means calm, low stress techniques.
A self-motivated, energetic team player who understands the importance of teamwork and that clear, effective communication among clients and team members is a priority.
The ideal candidate will share in the belief of a strong bond between humans and their pets.
Someone who genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
Experience working with cats of all ages, as well as experience with restraint, feline vaccine protocols, collecting & preparing lab samples, and taking radiographs is preferred.
We are paper lite so computer literacy/competence is a must.
You genuinely want to make a difference for each client & patient and are dedicated to maintaining a positive work environment.
Anticipated Schedule: TBD
Full Time: Four or Five 8-hour shifts
Part Time: Three 8-hour shifts
Our hours are Tuesday – Friday 8 am to 4 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays, hours subject to change). Some weekend availability will be required, but you may not be required to work every weekend.
We are closed for major holidays but do schedule staff to check on boarders. Holiday schedules are sign up based.
Benefits (Thank You for Working Hard):
Full time Team Members (working 30+ hours a week) are eligible for:
Paid Time Off
Short/Long Term Disability
All Team Members are eligible for:
Paid CE Opportunities
One Set of Scrubs Yearly
Opportunity for Quarterly Bonus (based on hospital performance)
Employee Pet Discount
401k with matching
Pay & Bonus
$20 to $24 per hour, depending on experience
Up to $750 signing bonus (half on start, half at successful completion of 90 days)
Experience in the veterinary field and with cats is desirable. Avimark knowledge is a plus (we are a paper lite hospital).