Wildside Vet Assistant Duties and Procedures
1. Morning and Evening Animal Care:
- Begin the day by feeding hospitalized and boarding animals, ensuring they have fresh water.
- Clean cages, kennels, and living areas of animals, maintaining a hygienic environment.
- At the end of the day, repeat the feeding, watering, and cleaning process.
2. Sanitization of Facilities:
- After each use, thoroughly clean and disinfect examination rooms, operating rooms, cages, and kennels to prevent the spread of germs.
- End-of-day cleaning should include all necessary areas, equipment, and surfaces.
3. Facility Maintenance:
- Regularly sweep and maintain cleanliness in the WILDSIDE Room and the truck used for transportation.
4. Animal Restraint:
- Assist veterinarians in safely restraining animals during medical examinations and laboratory procedures.
5. Instrument and Equipment Care:
- Maintain and sterilize surgical instruments and equipment to ensure they are ready for use during procedures.
6. Post-Surgery Animal Care:
- Monitor and provide care for animals after surgery, ensuring they are recovering well and in a comfortable environment.
7. Surgical Assistance:
- Assist in preparing animals for surgery and monitor surgeries as directed.
8. Medication Administration:
- Administer prescribed medications and immunizations to animals under the guidance of veterinarians.
9. Sample Collection Assistance:
- Help collect blood, urine, and tissue samples for laboratory testing as needed.
10. Phone Communication:
- Assist in answering phone calls and making call-backs as instructed by veterinarians.
11. Social Media Content Creation:
- Utilize available downtime to help create engaging social media content for the clinic’s online presence.
12. Protocol Development and Continuing Education:
- During slow periods, contribute to the development of protocols and utilize time for continuous education (CE) to enhance skills.
13. Record Keeping:
- Assist in entering and maintaining accurate records of blood work results and other relevant data.
14. Truck Responsibilities:
- Assist in turning on and off the truck used for transportation.
15. Driving Responsibilities:
- Drive the truck to transport animals and equipment, following training provided by the clinic.
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
- Hourly wage: $20/hour.
- Monthly gas/health insurance bonus: $150.
- Annual Continuing Education fund: $500.
- Paid vacation: 3 days per year. Vacation requests must be submitted at least 30 days in advance.