Veterinary Assistant - Emergency

New YorkNew YorkHospital Support

Opening Statement

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BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital in Downtown, NY is seeking a knowledgeable and skilled Veterinary Assistant to join their fast-paced emergency department.   

  • Are you committed and passionate about enriching lives through remarkable care for pets? 
  • Do you thrive in fast-paced, dynamic, and rewarding work environment? 
  • Are you a team player who enjoys working together on a team to provide quality care for pets? 

Description

Our Veterinary Assistants triage emergency cases as they come in and assist DVM with crafting and going over estimates as needed. In addition, they perform diagnostics (radiographs, labwork, etc), setting patients up in ICU or Inpatient ward, discharging patients, and handle client communication. 

As an Emergency Veterinary Assistant, you will: 

  • Provide nursing care to patients according to hospital standards of care and core values. 

  • Report patient signalment, problem list and plan during nursing rounds. 

  • Understand classification of commonly-used medications, associated side effects and appropriately monitors therapeutic response. 

  • Administer medications via appropriate routes and duration. 

  • Perform phlebotomy. 

  • Perform physical exam; accurately counts heart, pulse rate, capillary refill time, mucous membranes, temperature, respiratory rate and effort. 

  • Possess a working knowledge of anesthesia/monitoring equipment and assist with patients assigned ASA I or II classifications. 

  • Remain current on R.E.C.O.V.E.R CPR guidelines and demonstrates proficiency in designated role as assigned by attending clinician and/or supervisor. 

Why BluePearl? 

  • Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food. 

  • We encourage you to grow with us. Our technicians are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in his/her career. 

  • In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals. 

  • We value your health and well-being as an associate by providing you with the following: 

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options. 

  • Flexible work schedules. 

  • Time to reset, rewind, and reflect through our paid time off and floating holiday plans. 

  • A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment. 

  • We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets. 

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.