The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1979, we have offered high quality medical care, consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats and exotic pets. The hospital also serves as the primary clinical training environment for the veterinary students, interns and residents.
The Radiology Veterinary Assistant participates in a structured training program within the department and works as part of an integrated clinical care team to provide high quality diagnostic imaging services to inpatient, outpatient, surgical and emergency patients in both the Small and Large Animal Hospitals. This position assists with patient clinical procedures, facilitates outpatient and inpatient diagnostic imaging studies and aids in the management DI appointments.
High school diploma or the equivalent.
One year of related veterinary experience
Basic knowledge of veterinary radiology, medical terminology, veterinary pharmacology and animal behavior.
Ability to restrain small animals in a safe, compassionate manner.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with co-workers, clinicians, students, staff and clients.
Enthusiastic, genuine, empathetic and self-motivated professional with a positive, upbeat attitude.
Pride in and commitment to maintaining hospital floor and front lobby areas.
Basic computer skills including the ability to learn the electronic medical record system.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Successful completion of a NAVTA-approved Veterinary Assistant Program
Three or more years' experience as a Veterinary Assistant in a veterinary hospital
Exotic animal handling skills. Exotic animals include birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, special small mammals (such as chinchillas or hedgehogs), reptiles, and amphibians.
Large Animal handling skills.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Work schedule may include providing evening, weekend and holiday coverage.
This position is considered essential and is required to report to work during campus closings.
The schedule for this position requires flexibility to ensure that adequate patient care is provided without interruption or exception.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Grafton
Organization: Foster Hosp - Cummings-Vet
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 7, 2021, 5:58:54 PM
Internal Number: 21001321
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