Overview

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

Pet restraint, triage incoming patients, assist Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs) with collection and analysis of lab samples, diagnostic imaging, management and nursing care of medical and hospitalized cases with varying degrees of stability, administration of medications, effective communication of treatment plans with clients,  assist LVTs with surgical preparation and assistance, and anesthetic management.

Must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises. May be exposed to bites, scratches, animal waste and potentially contagious diseases.

Whether you’re looking to just be a master of your role or trying to grow into that next career move, you’ll have opportunities through a variety of virtual and hands on, interactive training and continuing development.
Qualifications
Start Date: Looking to Hire 1 (one) Veterinary Assistant for End of August and 1 (one) Veterinary Assistant for the Middle of September

We’re looking for:

An experienced Veterinary Assistant with a minimum of 1-year experience preferred; will train the a good fit for our team.
Compassionate, Calm, Team Player, Multi-Tasker and Strong Communicator
Must be able to properly restrain pets.
Proficient in sample collection, obtaining medical histories, processing laboratory tests and radiographs, and anesthesia monitoring are a bonus!
Self-starter with the desire to continue to advance your knowledge and skillset.
Additional information
Start Date: Looking to Hire 1 (one) Veterinary Assistant for End of August and 1 (one) Veterinary Assistant for the Middle of September

Pay: $15/hour

Schedule:

September-December the shifts are Monday 8:30-6, Tuesday 9:30-7, Wednesday 8:30-6, Thursday 8:30-6
At the end of December need to transition to Monday – Wednesday and Friday  (8:30-6).
1-2 Saturday mornings a month, that’s a bonus – but not required
We offer our staff:

Comprehensive Benefits (health, dental, vision, liability, 401k & 401K matching program, life & supplemental insurance, HSA, & FSA)
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Vacation and Sick Time for ALL Employees
Paid Bereavement Program
Paid Parental Leave Program
Competitive Compensation
Continuing Education Allowance (applies to licensed/registered/certified roles)
Tuition Assistance Program
Access to a CVA/CVT/CVPM Partnership through Penn Foster
Career Development Opportunities
Referral Bonus Program for most positions!
Additional Benefits May Also Be Available (i.e. Personal Pet Discounts, Holiday Pay, Uniform Allowance, Bonuses etc)
*Note – some benefits may only be available to or vary slightly for full time employment status vs part time status.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

An experienced Veterinary Assistant with a minimum of 1-year experience preferred; will train the a good fit for our team.

About Companion Pet Hospital

Companion Pet Hospital is thrilled to offer world-class service to companion animals while continually expanding our knowledge and skillsets. Our hospital has been AAHA-accredited for twenty-five years, and we are proud to be certified as a Fear-Free and Cat-Friendly Practice. Our hospital is host to a very experienced team that delivers individualized, respectful services with an emphasis on owner education. Companion Pet Hospital is very active in the community that has given so much back to us. We currently partner with several rescue groups to provide physical exams to shelter animals. No matter the service, we strive to ensure we are offering pets the best possible attention and care they can receive, whether that is preventative care, dentistry, or surgery. We offer personalized health care packages for puppies and kittens, mature adults, and animals in their senior years. Companion Pet Hospital is equipped with the latest technology to perform routine and more complex surgeries. We offer spays and neuters in addition to soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery if necessary. To maximize pet wellness, our team specializes in integrative medicine techniques including laser therapy and acupuncture when pets are not responding to conventional medicine. Fishkill is an upscale town in southern New York. This city retains the communal atmosphere it did four centuries ago while providing residents with a suburban lifestyle. While still in the NYC metropolitan area, Fishkill is surrounded by nature trails, sandy lake beaches, and bubbling brooks. Explore acres of state parks, take the kids for a splash at SplashDown Beach, or enjoy locally brewed cider. Fishkill offers residents a breath of fresh air and a healthy work/life balance with convenient access to all New York City has to offer.

Required Education Level : None