Veterinary Assistant (Vashon)

Website Fair Isle Animal Clinic

Nestled in the picturesque setting of Vashon Island, Fair Isle Animal Clinic is extending an invitation to passionate individuals for the role of Veterinary Assistant. This full-time role, spanning 30-40 hours a week with some Saturday duties, is set against the serene backdrop of the island.

Desired Attributes:

  • Previous experience in a veterinary setting.
  • Expertise in humane animal care and monitoring.
  • Stellar communication skills combined with a professional demeanor and innate courtesy.
  • A genuine affection for animals, complemented by a good sense of humor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Crafting a safe and hygienic habitat for all patients.
  • Administering treatments and overseeing the wellness of in-patient animals under the guidance of DVMs.
  • Assisting the medical staff during clinical and diagnostic procedures, which includes digital radiography and lab operations.
  • Upholding clinic cleanliness, managing tools, and overseeing laundry.
  • Facilitating client interactions, from appointment setups to conveying pet care knowledge, always with a cheerful disposition.
  • Handling administrative tasks like drafting estimates and processing invoices.

Given the environment, candidates should be comfortable around specific cleaning agents, diverse smells, and dealing with animal excrement. A valid COVID-19 vaccination is a non-negotiable requisite.

While the clinic predominantly serves cats and dogs, they have a mixed clientele. However, training is provided for unfamiliar species, with the exception of horses.

Application Process: Prospects should forward their resume and a uniquely crafted cover letter. The latter should delve into a hypothetical scenario: If a close relative’s dog were to suffer from sudden neck pain, elucidate on the caliber of service, you’d envision at a vet clinic. Focus on minute details, emphasizing what you’d anticipate from the staff.

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