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Veterinary Assistant or RVT


  • Humane Society Silicon Valley
  • 09/16/19
  • Milpitas, CA
  • 95035
  • $17-$22 / Hourly
  • Part-Time
Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an independent, non-profit organization with a long-standing track record of serving animals and people for over 80 years. Our mission, to Save and Enhance Lives, has positively impacted our community by saving 100% of all healthy animals since 2006.

Many animals require rehabilitation or extended medical treatment prior to adoption, and through our commitment to the companion animals in our care, weve saved over 90% of all animals coming through our doors. Our Spay/Neuter Clinic facilitates and/or preforms about 8,000 surgeries each year.

HSSVs Medical Operations expertise and functions are critical to this outcome and our veterinary team facilitates this goal. Our veterinary assistants provide primary care to our shelter and public surgery animals as well as acting as a liaison between our operations and the community we serve.

Position Overview:

Care for and treat shelter and private animals as directed by the veterinary and managerial staff. Work in this capacity in both In House Shelter Medicine and Spay/Neuter. Ensure medical areas are clean, sanitary and a safe environment for animals under care.

Success Factors:
1. Demonstrate proficiency in all basic and intermediate veterinary technician skills as listed in the HSSV Veterinary Technician Skills Checklist within the first 6 months of employment.
2. Become proficient in all aspects of the job description to the level of being able to train a newly hired veterinary assistant in our spay/neuter processes and protocols by the first year of employment.
3. Become proficient in all aspects of the job description to the level of being able to train a newly hired veterinary technician in our in-house processes and protocols by the first year of employment.
4. Within the first year demonstrates an ability to thrive in a high volume/ high quality medical environment.
5. Demonstrate your skills, compassion and love for animals during all client interactions without direct supervision within the first 6 months.

Work Days and Hours:

Part-time, non-exempt, temporary position, scheduled up to 20 hours/week with one day typically being Saturday, through June 30, 2019. This position is assigned an alternative work week schedule consisting of 10-hour days. Some overtime work may be required.

Candidate Profile:

1. Veterinary Assistant Certificate or RVT preferred.
2. At least 2 years of animal experience.
3. At least 1 year of paid experience caring for animals in a medical setting.
4. Excellent customer service skills.
5. Excellent writing and record keeping skills.
6. Ability to listen to and take direction, as well as, helping to elevate other team members skills.
7. Is a team player and is willing to jump in and help in ANY area if needed.
8. Motivated and dedicated towards the humane care and treatment of all animals.

To see more about this position and to complete the online application, visit our website. Click WHO WE ARE > ABOUT US > Careers, then click SEARCH CURRENT OPENINGS.

Applying online ensures submission to our recruiting database & enables review by Hiring Personnel.

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