The Feline Hospital Veterinary Assistant Job Description
The Feline Hospital (TFH) is a busy feline-only veterinary hospital at 81 Webb St. in Salem. We have a current opening for a year-round part-time Veterinary Assistant (VA) positions ( about 20 hours per week) which could lead to full-time employment. This is not a Veterinary Technician position. Other veterinarians might refer to this as a Kennel Assistant position.
VA tasks include but are not limited to the following:
Clean cages and litter pans
Secure and maintain garbage
Unload / check deliveries
Vacuum and perform general housekeeping
Carry cats upstairs or downstairs for admittance or discharge
Set up stool samples for other professionals
Assist the veterinarian or any other employee in cat treatments
Do clerical work
Carry medium weight inventory ( as heavy as 25 to 35 pounds).
The VA team works Monday from 8:00 am to about 9:30 pm, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to about 7:30 pm, Friday from 8:00 am to about 8:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to about 5:00 pm. They also do some evening and weekend after-hours treatments. VA time flexibility is critical.
Although there are many pleasant experiences here, keep in mind that this is a serious
place which occasionally witnesses life and death. We are exposed daily to stool and
blood. You must be prepared physically and emotionally to thrive in a hospital environment while being on your feet for much of the day.
The VA is usually very busy and must maintain a positive helpful attitude with tasks
interrupted frequently by other employees. The VA must be mature enough to tell other
staff members when multiple requests seem to require simultaneous attention, or when
directions seem unclear.
Aside from a good work ethic and the ability to work independently, good observation,
communication, math and teamwork skills help to make a successful VA. A sense
of humor is a must! Computer ease is important. These year-
round positions will begin soon.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE STOP BY THE FELINE HOSPITAL AT 81 WEBB STREET FOR AN APPLICATION.