Veterinary Assistant

  • 132 Four Seasons Shopping Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Kersting Veterinary Hospital is a well-established, progressive, fast paced, multi-doctor, small animal/avian/small mammal practice located in Chesterfield, MO. We offer many services to provide the best comprehensive care to our patients including Preventive Care, Surgery, In house Diagnostics, Digital full body and dental radiology, and vacation boarding and more.

Kersting Veterinary Hospital is located in beautiful Chesterfield. The proximity to downtown allows for easy commute to The Gateway Arch. Rockwood public schools are rated number #4 in Missouri, making it an ideal area to raise a family. Popular activities in the area include hiking, biking, and visiting Busch Stadium to see the championship St. Louis Cardinals team. Chesterfield is a wonderful place to enjoy a healthy and active work-life balance.

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Job Description

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

Pet restraint, triage incoming patients, collection and analysis of lab samples, diagnostic imaging, management and nursing care of medical and hospitalized cases with varying degrees of stability, administration of medications, effective communication of treatment plans with clients, surgical preparation and assistance, and anesthetic management.

Must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises. May be exposed to bites, scratches, animal waste and potentially contagious diseases.

Whether you’re looking to just be a master of your role or trying to grow into that next career move, you’ll have opportunities through a variety of virtual and hands on, interactive training and continuing development.

Qualifications

We’re looking for:

  • An experienced Veterinary Assistant with a minimum of 1-year experience preferred.
  • Compassionate, Calm, Team Player, Multi-Tasker and Strong Communicator
  • Must be able to properly restrain pets.
  • Proficient in sample collection, obtaining medical histories, processing laboratory tests and radiographs, and anesthesia monitoring are a bonus!
  • Self-starter with the desire to continue to advance your knowledge and skillset.

Additional Information

We offer our staff:

  • Comprehensive Benefits (health, dental, vision, liability, 401k & 401K matching program, life & supplemental insurance, HSA, & FSA) 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time for ALL Employees 
  • Paid Bereavement Program 
  • Paid Parental Leave Program  
  • Competitive Compensation  
  • Continuing Education Allowance (applies to licensed/registered/certified roles)
  • Tuition Assistance Program 
  • Access to a CVA/CVT/CVPM Partnership through Penn Foster 
  • Career Development Opportunities 
  • Referral Bonus Program for most positions! 
  • Additional Benefits May Also Be Available (i.e. Personal Pet Discounts, Holiday Pay, Uniform Allowance, Bonuses etc) 

*Note – some benefits may only be available to or vary slightly for full time employment status vs part time status.

WE ARE A DRUG-FREE, SMOKE-FREE, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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