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Pet Care Assistant

Job ID: R-80732

Location(s): 1700 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20009

Job status: Part 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.

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