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Pet Care Assistant

Job ID: R-117163

Location(s): 4190 Vinewood Ln N, Plymouth, Minnesota, United States, 55442

Job status: Full time Apply now

The Pet Care Assistant works with the veterinary medical team to provide and prepare for the best medical care of pets.

Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. within self and team.

Prepare the treatment room for examination of the pet and all necessary medical items 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 the 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 pets (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.

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