Veterinary Assistant

  • location: Cleveland, TN
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $10 - $16 per year

job description

Veterinary Assistant

Randstad is accepting applications for a Veterinary Assistant to care for animals and support Veterinarians. This position requires direct contact with animals and their owners.  Candidates must have recent veterinary experience or have recently graduated from an accredited institution. A resume is required to be considered for this position. 


  • Feed and weigh animals
  • Clean cages and bathe animals
  • Sterilize equipment and clean examination tables and rooms
  • Restrain animals during examinations or vaccinations
  • Soothe upset or frightened animals
  • Administer medication prescribed by Veterinarians (e.g. by mixing it with food)
  • Observe animal behavior or health condition and report to the Vet
  • Help in cases of emergencies
  • Handle administrative duties such as scheduling appointments or calling patients in the examination room by priority
  • Keep accurate records and logs
  • Reassure clients that their pets are being cared for and explain issues (e.g. lack of appointments, insurance matters)
  • Advise pet owners on nutrition and healthcare

The essential functions of this role include:
  • manual lifting up to 75lbs
  • standing for 8 hours at one time
  • working weekends
  • Transcribing Notes
  • Scheduling Appointments
  • Husbandry (1 year of experience is required)
  • Pharmaceutical (1 year of experience is required)
  • Medical Terminology (1 year of experience is required)
  • Medical Software (1 year of experience is required)
  • Handling Confidential Information
  • Problem Solving
  • Basic Medical Terminology
  • High School (required)
  • Years of experience: 1 year
  • Experience level:Experienced
Shift: First

Working hours: 8 AM - 6 PM

Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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