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Pet Care Assistant

Job ID: R-76633

Location(s): 5511 24th Ave NW, Seattle, Washington, United States, 98107

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.

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.

HIRING QUALIFICATIONS COMPETENCIES

Leadership  Customer Focus  Peer Relationships  Integrity & Trust  Action Oriented  Listening

Functional  Preventative care and OWPs  Communication Skills  Client Service Skills  Priority Setting  Time Management

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS

 Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time.

 Ability to be confident around pets (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc.)

 Client needs and work volume may require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position requires special hours including working weekends and evenings.

 Must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.

 The noise level in the work environment is moderately high.  Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties while at hospital.

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