• Veterinary Assistant

    Floyd County Government
    Job Description
    JOB SUMMARY:
    Provides routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    • Holds or restrains animals during veterinary procedures.
    • Cleans and maintains kennels, animal holding areas, examination or operating rooms, or animal loading or unloading facilities to control the spread of disease.
    • Fills medication prescriptions.
    • Assists veterinarians in examining animals to determine the nature of illnesses or injuries.
    • Monitors animals recovering from surgery and notify veterinarians of any unusual changes or symptoms.
    • Cleans, maintains, and sterilizes instruments or equipment.
    • Examines animals to detect behavioral changes or clinical symptoms that could indicate illness or injury.
    • Administer medication, immunizations, or blood plasma to animals as prescribed by veterinarians.
    • Collects laboratory specimens, such as blood, urine, or feces, for testing.
    • Prepares surgical equipment and pass instruments or materials to veterinarians during surgical procedures.
    • Prepares feed for animals according to specific instructions, such as diet lists or schedules.
    • Provides emergency first aid to sick or injured animals.
    • Performs routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests, such as taking or developing x-rays.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    High School Diploma or G.E.D
    PREFERRED:
    Six (6) months or more working with animals in an animal shelter or working with animals at a facility where the care and treatment of animals was a primary function of that organization.
    BENEFITS:

    Health/Major Medical, Retirement, Paid Sick,

    Dental, Paid Holidays, Incentive Pay,Longevity Pay,

    Long Term Disability, Paid Vacation-Annually & Wellness


     
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