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Pet Care Assistant

Job ID: R-76683

Location(s): 11341 Hwy 7, Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States, 55305

Job status: Part time Apply now
SUMMARY OF JOB PURPOSE AND FUNCTION
The Pet Care Assistant works with the veterinary medical team to provide and prepare for the best medical care of pets.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. within self and team.
Prepare the treatment room for examination of pets and all necessary medical item and supplies (e.g. vaccinations, fecal loops, slides, etc.) for the veterinarian and/or veterinary technician.
Set up fecals, smears, and skin scrapings as allowed by state rules and regulations.
Serve as support to the Client Services Coordinator, Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technician.
Hold or restrain pets during examination, treatment, or inoculation.
Prepare routine in-house laboratory tests (e.g. canine heartworm, feline leukemia, FIV, and canine parvovirus)as allowed by state rules and regulations.
Monitor the comfort of hospitalized patients. Ensure the comfort of hospitalized patients by "walking", exercising, feeding, and cleaning cages and pet (when approved by the veterinarian or veterinary technician).
Bathe and dip pets when necessary to treat dermatological conditions(when advised by veterinarian or veterinary technician.
Clean the surgical suite and instruments. Ensure cleanliness of the hospital including but not limited to housekeeping such as laundry, dishes, mopping, cage cleaning, trash collection and removal and instrument cleaning as outlined by hospital protocols
Other job duties as assigned
THE FIVE PRINCIPLES
Quality –The consumer is our boss, quality is our work and value for money is our goal.
Responsibility As individuals, we demand total responsibility from ourselves; as associates, we support the responsibility of others.
Mutuality A mutual benefit is a shared benefit; a shared benefit will endure.
Efficiency We use resources to the full, waste nothing and do only what we can do best.Freedom We need freedom to shape our future; we need profit to remain free
Position Description
Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate equipment.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Associate is routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards and medication/controlled substances
EXPERIENCE,EDUCATION AND/OR TRAININGHigh School Diploma preferred.
Must be at least 18 years old to perform duties involving radiography (x-ray) and exposure to radioactive substances.
One year related experience required with customer service preferred.
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