Veterinary Assistant

Assistants | Brooklyn, NY

   Northside Veterinary Clinic is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Veterinary Assistant join our team!  

Why Northside Veterinary Clinic in Brooklyn, New York?
At Northside Veterinary Clinic, our mission is to 'Heal Those That Heal Us.' We take pride in providing the best and highest-quality care for our patients. Our focus is on ensuring that our clinic is equipped with the right tools to enable our doctors and medical staff to deliver excellent service and care. Northside is an exciting, fast-paced clinic where everyone works together to achieve a common goal. As a veterinary assistant, you will have the support of a medical director and two partner veterinarians and a full staff to ensure you are successful in your position. 

About our hospital: 
Northside Veterinary Clinic was established in 1997 and is in the vibrant neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Here at Northside, we have carefully cultivated an atmosphere that is comfortable, welcoming, and calming, ensuring that both pets and their owners feel at ease from the moment they step through our doors. Every patient is entitled to treatment rooted in care, respect, and understanding. We have built upon those core values to create a full-service, state-of-the-art animal hospital and trusted staple of our community. In addition to routine and emergency care, we also offer alternative therapies such as Chinese and Western herbal therapy, acupuncture, shockwave therapy, craniosacral therapy, and laser therapy, providing a holistic approach to pet care. 

Our Commitment to Diversity:
We are dedicated to establishing a culture that celebrates all forms of diversity and allows us to be an inclusive service provider in this community. 

Who are we looking for?
We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant with at least 3 years of recent experience in general practice.  

Requirements & Responsibilities:
As a Veterinary Assistant at Northside Veterinary Clinic, your primary responsibilities will involve providing direct support to the veterinarian, veterinary technician, and senior veterinary assistants. You will assist senior staff by restraining animals for venipuncture, X-rays, and treatment therapy, as well as helping with any other necessary procedures as directed by the veterinarian. Additionally, you will be responsible for ensuring that the clinic is fully stocked each day and that the team is adequately prepared in the morning, evenings, and before each examination. 

Essential Duties: 

  1. Prepare exam room before the veterinary technician or senior veterinary assistant escorts the client and patient into the exam room  
  2. Restrain patients during examinations and assist senior staff with procedures and treatments as directed by the Veterinarian. 
  3. Hold for venipuncture, collect urine, fecal and other biological samples as requested by veterinarian. 
  4. Educate owners on proper care and med administration on behalf of the prescribing doctor.  
  5. Assist with preparing, packaging, recording, and storing any labs going out for analysis. Coordinate all items when it is time for pick up if necessary.  
  6. Write up medical records and in put invoice items in patience invoice.
  7. Maintain and organize the pharmacy area and inform the directed inventory lead when stocks are low or out.   
  8. Maintain and stock the clinic each morning, evening and in-between examinations as necessary.

This Job description does not necessarily cover every task or duty that might be assigned. There may be additional responsibilities assigned as necessary. 

Qualifications:  

  1. Previous experience 3+ years working as a veterinary assistant required 
  2. College degree in veterinary technology or license eligible is preferred; must have a High School diploma or equivalent.
  3. Proficiency in veterinary software systems and knowledge of medical terminology.
  4. Proficiency in writing medical records.
  5. Knowledge of animal behavior, anatomy, and physiology.
  6. Strong communication skills and ability to work well in a team.
  7. Compassionate and caring attitude towards animals.
  8. Ability to handle stressful situations and work in a fast-paced environment. 

Benefits: 
We’re dedicated to your well-being and offer a comprehensive package and professional development opportunities to support your work and home life.  

These include: 

  1. Competitive salary: $20-$30/hr dependent on experience and skill set.  
  2. Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits for you and eligible dependents  
  3. Paid time off for full-time employees  
  4. 401(k) plan  
  5. Continuing education allowance for licensed technicians  
  6. Guardian voluntary benefits