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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics.

Salary Breakdown

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Average

$26,410

ANNUAL

$12.7

HOURLY

Entry Level

$21,710

ANNUAL

$10.44

HOURLY

Mid Level

$25,840

ANNUAL

$12.43

HOURLY

Expert Level

$29,970

ANNUAL

$14.41

HOURLY


Current Available & Projected Jobs

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

15

Current Available Jobs

1,050

Projected job openings through 2024


Sample Career Roadmap

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

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Top Expected Tasks

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

Biology

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

Sales and Marketing

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Service Orientation

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Speaking

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

ABILITY

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Job Opportunities

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

  • Veterinary Technician - Payson Pet Care
    PetWell Partners    Payson, AZ 85541
     Posted 1 day    

    The ideal candidate is a well-experienced Licensed Veterinary Technician. You are not required to have a CVT/RVT, but if you are on that track and want to have some of the best Technicians in the business helping you, this is the job for you. This is a highly collaborative environment.

    The Veterinary Technician is the veterinarian's primary medical support. You will assist the doctor throughout the examination, diagnosis, and treatment phases of appointments. You aid the veterinarians in achieving higher efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail and have a very significant role in communicating with and educating clients about their pet's medical needs and wellbeing.

    Responsibilities will include:

    * EXPERIENCED AT or WILL LEARN TO DO:

    * Review vaccination records and prepare vaccines according to our vaccine protocol.

    * Support veterinarians in procedures using accurate restraint; know how to restrain fractious patients.

    * Assist veterinarian in surgical procedures using proper aseptic technique.

    * Maintain and use equipment such as IDEXX Procyte/CatalystOne and autoclave.

    * Perform routine laboratory procedures and analyses in hematology, microbiology, urinalysis, and serology.

    * Prepare samples for outside laboratory analysis.

    * Monitor patients under anesthesia.

    * Induce anesthesia and intubate a patient (Licensed VT only).

    * Coordinate treatments and injections following the instructions of a doctor or a treatment form.

    * Initiate emergency procedures; triage patients.

    * Maintain pharmacy records, and controlled drug, anesthesia logs.

    * Take radiographs, with knowledge of accurate positioning and techniques.

    * Take vital signs of animals including temperature, pulse, and respiration.

    * Perform dental cleanings.

    * Perform and analyze skin and ear cytologies.

    * Perform catheterization- urinary and venous.

    * Complete anal gland expression, ear cleanings, and nail trims

    * Assist in maintaining and preparing records, consent forms, other documents.

    * Support out other team members as needed.

    * Show excellent client communication and telephone skills.

    * Must efficiently be able to read, speak, and write in English.

    * Must have basic computer literacy skills.

    * Handle multiple unrelated tasks, simultaneously.

    * Administer injections, perform venipuncture, take vital signs of animal, and accurately restrain animals, including fractious pets, for examination and treatment.

    * Dispense treatments/medications intravenously, orally, and subcutaneously.

    * Small animal hospital, work in front and back of the hospital, high level of client interaction, exposure to x-rays, and anesthetic gases with the proper protective measure.

    * Potential for exposure to zoonotic diseases and positive hazardous materials.

    *As an employee*, you will have access to a wide range of benefits, training, and career growth opportunities. Need to move? Don't change employers; move with us.

    _*Benefits include but not limited to:*_

    * Mentorship / Training

    * Competitive Compensation Plans

    * Maternity and Paternity Leave

    * Paid licensing fees, CE's and professional dues

    * Insurance: Medical, vision, dental, and more

    * Paid-time off

    * Student Loan Assistance Program

    * Relocation assistance

    *About the Employer:* This hospital is owned and operated by *PetWell Partners. *At our hospitals, our *Veterinarians make decisions about medicine and treatment choices. * We are a fast-growing and the first *AAHA accredited network* of veterinary hospitals. We currently operate *over 45 hospitals* across *eight states* with over *725 employees*.

    PetWell Partners is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. PetWell Partners is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Veterinary Assistant
    VCA    Prescott, AZ 86304
     Posted 1 day    

    Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

    **If you are a current employee, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs. You can also copy the link below into a browser to apply through our internal career site:**
    https://www.myworkday.com/vca/d/inst/1$9925/9925$101885.htmld

    VCA Thumb Butte Animal Hospital is an AAHA-accredited, small animal practice in Prescott, Arizona.

    Pine trees, blue sky's, hiking, camping, biking, horseback riding, music and animal friendly environment - who can ask for anything more?

    We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team.

    The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and patient care—with the expertise and technical know-how to make them happen.

    In this position you will be supporting our Doctors and Technician team by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients. Duties will include:

    • Maintaining medical records.

    • Preparing surgical suite and surgical patients.

    • Filling prescriptions.

    • Performing laboratory work and diagnostic imaging.

    • Providing compassionate care and a home away from home for boarded and hospitalized pets.

    At VCA, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth.

    • You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 4,500 doctors, including 600+ boarded specialists.

    • You will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.

    We offer competitive compensation and great benefits for eligible employees, including medical/dental, generous personal pet care discounts and potential for CVT Scholarship.

    Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

    The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).

    VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Veterinary Technician
    VCA    Prescott, AZ 86304
     Posted 1 day    

    Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

    **If you are a current employee, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs. You can also copy the link below into a browser to apply through our internal career site:**
    https://www.myworkday.com/vca/d/inst/1$9925/9925$101875.htmld

    VCA Thumb Butte Animal Hospital is an AAHA-accredited, small animal practice in Prescott, Arizona.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Venipuncture

    • Catheter placement

    • Radiology

    • Anesthesia monitoring

    • Physical examinations and patient assessment

    • Surgical preparation and assisting

    • Dentistry

    • Laboratory work

    • Pharmacy

    • Patient recovery

    • Compassionate care for hospitalized patients

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must have documented previous experience

    • Hold a current RVT license

    • Must have surgery experience

    • Flexibility in hours including weekends

    • Customer service skills

    • Working knowledge of computers

    • Excellent communications skills

    • Capable of being cross-trained as receptionist and kennel assistant

    • Team player willing to learn new techniques and treatments

    • This a Day Shift position

    BENEFITS:

    We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including, medical/dental/vision and paid vacation (for F/T employees only), 401(k), generous personal pet care discounts and more!

    Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

    The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).

    VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Surgery Veterinary Technician - Sign on Bonus
    VCA    Mesa, AZ 85213
     Posted 1 day    

    Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

    **If you are a current employee, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs. You can also copy the link below into a browser to apply through our internal career site:**
    https://www.myworkday.com/vca/d/inst/1$9925/9925$101891.htmld

    VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona (ARECA) is an AAHA-accredited, multi-doctor, 24-hour emergency/specialty practice in Mesa, Arizona.

    VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona is seeking experienced Veterinary Technicians to work at our well-established, AAHA-accredited, 15-doctor practice in Mesa, Arizona.

    We are looking for qualified, experienced Technicians to share in an exciting, fast paced environment in our surgical department. The candidate MUST be able to work weekends. Previous emergency experience HIGHLY preferred. Previous veterinary technician experience a MUST. Most importantly, must be client oriented and have high customer service skills.

    We are a 24-hour emergency/specialty practice looking for Technicians with positive personalities; whose attributes reflect attention-to-detail, self-motivation, compassion, and reliability. Being a part of VCA affords many free CE classes, health and dental benefits, a matching 401(k) program, and opportunities for advancement. Competitive salary commensurate with experience for the right candidate.

    At VCA Animal Hospitals, we take our mission statement – your pet’s health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal – very seriously. With every opportunity, we aim to exceed each pet owner’s expectations.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Venipuncture

    • Catheter placement

    • Radiology

    • Anesthesia monitoring

    • Physical examinations and patient assessment

    • Surgical preparation and assisting

    • Laboratory work

    • Pharmacy

    • Patient recovery

    • Compassionate care for hospitalized patients

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must have documented previous experience

    • Hold a current CVT license(preferred, not required)

    • Flexibility in hours including but not limited to evenings, weekends and holidays

    • Customer service skills

    • Working knowledge of computers

    • Excellent communications skills

    • Capable of being cross-trained as receptionist and kennel assistant

    • Team player willing to learn new techniques and treatments

    Why You Should Consider Us-

    As a member of the VCA family, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 3,000 doctors, including 360+ boarded specialists. You will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.

    Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

    The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).

    VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Medical Technologist
    Steward Health Care System    Tempe, AZ 85282
     Posted 1 day    

    Responsible for performing routine and non-routine activities pertaining to laboratory testing and the reporting of results. Performs moderately difficult to high complexity testing. Performs assigned analytical testing procedures in an accurate, precise and timely manner. Must have certification appropriate to testing duties. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities, Women, Disabled, and Veterans.

    Bachelor's degree preferred

    Certification (ASCP, AMT, HEW, etc) eligible within six months

    BLS CERTIFICATION

    Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.

    Additional languages preferred

    Basic computer knowledge.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Veterinary Assistant - 001270
    Banfield Pet Hospital    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 1 day    

    **Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital**

    For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant. While working closely with other pet health care professionals at Banfield, you’ll have the chance to advocate for pets and educate clients on all aspects of pet health. In addition, if your goal is to advance in your career, you’ll have access to a variety of learning and development opportunities along the way.

    **Job Description Summary:** The Veterinary Assistant is a key member of the hospital team who supports and assists the veterinarians and veterinary technicians, ensuring the safety of pets, clients and other associates, and the continuity of quality veterinary care.

    **Preferred Education/Licenses:** Certificate of completion from a NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant program or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

    **Preferred Experience:** Must be able to perform all required skills of NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant programs at a level that aids in the efficiency of the practice.

    **A Day in the Life of a Banfield Veterinary Assistant**

    The Vet Assistant provides professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times, making sure that clients and pets are comfortable in the hospital. You will use your technical skills on a daily basis, within state practice acts and as outlined in the NAVTA guidelines for veterinary assistant skills and duties. Other responsibilities include:

    + Helping maintain the flow of patients

    + Communicating with the veterinarian and vet techs

    + Carrying out or setting up procedures that do not require veterinarian or vet tech assistance

    + Adhering to hospital standards that keep pets safe, and the treatment areas, exam rooms and labs clean and organized

    + Educating clients about our Optimum Wellness Plans® and the importance of preventive care

    + Mentoring other members of the hospital team

    **Commitment Beyond Qualifications**

    Every associate including the Vet Assistant has an important contribution to make to the veterinary team. We’re looking for Vet Assistants who are dedicated to their work, have a positive attitude and use our Five Principles at http://www.banfield.com/about-us/ -- Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – as their guide. In addition, our Vet Assistants are:

    + Action Oriented

    + Customer Focused

    + Good Listeners

    + Effective Communicators

    **Caring for Those Who Care: Benefits for a Banfield Veterinary Assistant**

    When it comes to benefits, we support your personal wellness and professional development. We offer a wide range of perks and programs that help you take care of yourself and your family—including your pets.

    **Personal Health, Savings, and Wellness Benefits**

    Every team member needs to be appreciated. All Vet Assistants receive a generous benefits package including 401(k) participation, paid time off and Optimum Wellness Plans for your pets. In addition, medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance is offered to associates based on eligibility.

    **Potential as Big as Your Passion**

    Whether you’re a new Vet Assistant, have been working for years or are changing careers, we’ll support your professional growth with:

    + Performance development plans designed to help you reach your established careers goals

    + Relevant learning opportunities

    + Networking events

    + Ways to offer your skills to your community at http://www.banfield.com/about-us/community/wellness-communities

    **A Support Structure That Helps You Thrive**

    We’ve created a one-of-a-kind leadership structure throughout our practice that includes support from our Corporate headquarters, the field and hospital level. Together we are a team, making a real impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities and the field of veterinary medicine.

    **Start your Banfield Career as a Veterinary Assistant**

    Learn more about the impact you can make as part of a Banfield hospital team and see how we support the wellness of our people and profession at http://www.banfield.com/about-us/community/wellness-our-people .

    View the full job description at http:// https://p.widencdn.net/q2tcut or if you’re ready to make your move, apply today!

    Banfield Pet Hospital® strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Banfield Pet Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Banfield Pet Hospital complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every Banfield location.

    **Job:** _Hospital Support_

    **Title:** _Veterinary Assistant - 001270_

    **Location:** _Arizona-Phoenix-001270 Phoenix Az_

    **Requisition ID:** _00100L6J_


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Veterinary Assistant - 001270
    Banfield Pet Hospital    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 1 day    

    **Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital**

    For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant. While working closely with other pet health care professionals at Banfield, you’ll have the chance to advocate for pets and educate clients on all aspects of pet health. In addition, if your goal is to advance in your career, you’ll have access to a variety of learning and development opportunities along the way.

    **Job Description Summary:** The Veterinary Assistant is a key member of the hospital team who supports and assists the veterinarians and veterinary technicians, ensuring the safety of pets, clients and other associates, and the continuity of quality veterinary care.

    **Preferred Education/Licenses:** Certificate of completion from a NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant program or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

    **Preferred Experience:** Must be able to perform all required skills of NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant programs at a level that aids in the efficiency of the practice.

    **A Day in the Life of a Banfield Veterinary Assistant**

    The Vet Assistant provides professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times, making sure that clients and pets are comfortable in the hospital. You will use your technical skills on a daily basis, within state practice acts and as outlined in the NAVTA guidelines for veterinary assistant skills and duties. Other responsibilities include:

    + Helping maintain the flow of patients

    + Communicating with the veterinarian and vet techs

    + Carrying out or setting up procedures that do not require veterinarian or vet tech assistance

    + Adhering to hospital standards that keep pets safe, and the treatment areas, exam rooms and labs clean and organized

    + Educating clients about our Optimum Wellness Plans® and the importance of preventive care

    + Mentoring other members of the hospital team

    **Commitment Beyond Qualifications**

    Every associate including the Vet Assistant has an important contribution to make to the veterinary team. We’re looking for Vet Assistants who are dedicated to their work, have a positive attitude and use our Five Principles at http://www.banfield.com/about-us/ -- Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – as their guide. In addition, our Vet Assistants are:

    + Action Oriented

    + Customer Focused

    + Good Listeners

    + Effective Communicators

    **Caring for Those Who Care: Benefits for a Banfield Veterinary Assistant**

    When it comes to benefits, we support your personal wellness and professional development. We offer a wide range of perks and programs that help you take care of yourself and your family—including your pets.

    **Personal Health, Savings, and Wellness Benefits**

    Every team member needs to be appreciated. All Vet Assistants receive a generous benefits package including 401(k) participation, paid time off and Optimum Wellness Plans for your pets. In addition, medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance is offered to associates based on eligibility.

    **Potential as Big as Your Passion**

    Whether you’re a new Vet Assistant, have been working for years or are changing careers, we’ll support your professional growth with:

    + Performance development plans designed to help you reach your established careers goals

    + Relevant learning opportunities

    + Networking events

    + Ways to offer your skills to your community at http://www.banfield.com/about-us/community/wellness-communities

    **A Support Structure That Helps You Thrive**

    We’ve created a one-of-a-kind leadership structure throughout our practice that includes support from our Corporate headquarters, the field and hospital level. Together we are a team, making a real impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities and the field of veterinary medicine.

    **Start your Banfield Career as a Veterinary Assistant**

    Learn more about the impact you can make as part of a Banfield hospital team and see how we support the wellness of our people and profession at http://www.banfield.com/about-us/community/wellness-our-people .

    View the full job description at http:// https://p.widencdn.net/q2tcut or if you’re ready to make your move, apply today!

    Banfield Pet Hospital® strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Banfield Pet Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Banfield Pet Hospital complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every Banfield location.

    **Job:** _Hospital Support_

    **Title:** _Veterinary Assistant - 001270_

    **Location:** _Arizona-Phoenix-001270 Phoenix Az_

    **Requisition ID:** _00100KSN_


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Veterinary Assistant - 001270
    Banfield Pet Hospital    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 1 day    

    **Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital**

    For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant. While working closely with other pet health care professionals at Banfield, you’ll have the chance to advocate for pets and educate clients on all aspects of pet health. In addition, if your goal is to advance in your career, you’ll have access to a variety of learning and development opportunities along the way.

    **Job Description Summary:** The Veterinary Assistant is a key member of the hospital team who supports and assists the veterinarians and veterinary technicians, ensuring the safety of pets, clients and other associates, and the continuity of quality veterinary care.

    **Preferred Education/Licenses:** Certificate of completion from a NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant program or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

    **Preferred Experience:** Must be able to perform all required skills of NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant programs at a level that aids in the efficiency of the practice.

    **A Day in the Life of a Banfield Veterinary Assistant**

    The Vet Assistant provides professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times, making sure that clients and pets are comfortable in the hospital. You will use your technical skills on a daily basis, within state practice acts and as outlined in the NAVTA guidelines for veterinary assistant skills and duties. Other responsibilities include:

    + Helping maintain the flow of patients

    + Communicating with the veterinarian and vet techs

    + Carrying out or setting up procedures that do not require veterinarian or vet tech assistance

    + Adhering to hospital standards that keep pets safe, and the treatment areas, exam rooms and labs clean and organized

    + Educating clients about our Optimum Wellness Plans® and the importance of preventive care

    + Mentoring other members of the hospital team

    **Commitment Beyond Qualifications**

    Every associate including the Vet Assistant has an important contribution to make to the veterinary team. We’re looking for Vet Assistants who are dedicated to their work, have a positive attitude and use our Five Principles at http://www.banfield.com/about-us/ -- Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – as their guide. In addition, our Vet Assistants are:

    + Action Oriented

    + Customer Focused

    + Good Listeners

    + Effective Communicators

    **Caring for Those Who Care: Benefits for a Banfield Veterinary Assistant**

    When it comes to benefits, we support your personal wellness and professional development. We offer a wide range of perks and programs that help you take care of yourself and your family—including your pets.

    **Personal Health, Savings, and Wellness Benefits**

    Every team member needs to be appreciated. All Vet Assistants receive a generous benefits package including 401(k) participation, paid time off and Optimum Wellness Plans for your pets. In addition, medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance is offered to associates based on eligibility.

    **Potential as Big as Your Passion**

    Whether you’re a new Vet Assistant, have been working for years or are changing careers, we’ll support your professional growth with:

    + Performance development plans designed to help you reach your established careers goals

    + Relevant learning opportunities

    + Networking events

    + Ways to offer your skills to your community at http://www.banfield.com/about-us/community/wellness-communities

    **A Support Structure That Helps You Thrive**

    We’ve created a one-of-a-kind leadership structure throughout our practice that includes support from our Corporate headquarters, the field and hospital level. Together we are a team, making a real impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities and the field of veterinary medicine.

    **Start your Banfield Career as a Veterinary Assistant**

    Learn more about the impact you can make as part of a Banfield hospital team and see how we support the wellness of our people and profession at http://www.banfield.com/about-us/community/wellness-our-people .

    View the full job description at http:// https://p.widencdn.net/q2tcut or if you’re ready to make your move, apply today!

    Banfield Pet Hospital® strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Banfield Pet Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Banfield Pet Hospital complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every Banfield location.

    **Job:** _Hospital Support_

    **Title:** _Veterinary Assistant - 001270_

    **Location:** _Arizona-Phoenix-001270 Phoenix Az_

    **Requisition ID:** _00100L2U_


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Veterinary Technician - 001270
    Banfield Pet Hospital    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 1 day    

    **Veterinary Technician**

    Banfield aspires to be a practice where as a team, we make a positive impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities, and the field of veterinary medicine. And, we believe hiring people with diverse perspectives, ideas, and cultures, permits us to deliver to the highest quality of preventive care.

    As a Banfield veterinary technician, you will work alongside pet health care industry experts to make a difference in the lives of the pets and clients we serve. With the chance to utilize your veterinary knowledge, communication skills, and love for pets, this role will afford you the opportunity to define a clear career path for continued growth and learning.

    **Responsibilities:**

    + Support veterinarians to ensure quality veterinary care, advocate for pets, and educate clients.

    + With each hospital function, assist veterinarians and the medical team to maximize productivity and maintain positive patient flow.

    + Assist with surgeries and procedures in accordance with your state's Veterinary Practice Act outlined for credentialed veterinary technicians.

    + Communicate with clients about individualized pet health concerns and offer guidance on Optimum Wellness Plan® at https://www.banfield.com/pet-healthcare/optimum-wellness-plans options, medications, and additional treatments.

    + Assist in maintaining relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of practice systems, including Banfield’s database, PetWare, designed to obtain data for population research at http://stateofpethealth.com/ .

    + Obtain relevant health history and information from clients and maintain medical charts.

    + Use safe restraining techniques, follow standard protocols, and sustain clean, sterile, organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.

    + Be willing to guide, mentor, and support fellow team members.

    **Requirements:**

    Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT)

    **Commitment beyond qualifications**

    Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials. It means bringing your talents, skills, dedication, and a desire for developing alongside your peers. But, most importantly, it means showing up each day with a passion for pets and working with others who believe preventive care is the key to helping pets achieve long and healthy lives.

    As we do with all our associates, we look to our vet techs to adopt our Five Principles at http://www.banfield.com/about-us — Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. And, while your on-paper qualifications are of course important, we actively seek out vet techs who thrive on delivering outstanding client and pet experiences.

    **Your** **wellbeing** **matters.**

    We know that your real passion for pet well-being is why you chose this profession. At Banfield, we believe it is just as important to support the well-being of those who devote their lives to this cause. Through our extensive network and support structure, Banfield offers a wide array of benefits and programs, empowering you to focus on yourself and your family, as you care for pets and clients

    As a Banfield vet tech, we want you to take full advantage of work and play through:

    + Competitive salary with paid time off

    + Medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits for you and eligible dependents

    + Automatic enrollment in 401(k) Savings Plan after 60 days of employment

    + Health Savings Account with annual practice-paid funding of $750 to supplement health care expenses

    + Automatic enrollment in 100% practice paid short- and long-term disability after 60 days of employment – includes maternity leave

    + Optimum Wellness Plans (OWPs) for up to three pets

    + A variety of discounts including Mars, PetSmart, Royal Canin, fitness, cellular, and so much more

    **Potential as Big as Your Passion**

    Whether you are a newly certified or an experienced vet tech, a job at Banfield opens the door to exploring the next best move in your career. We are committed to helping you grow as a vet tech by providing:

    + Performance Development Plans (PDP) designed to help you define and achieve your career goals

    + Practice-paid continuing education opportunities along with the opportunity to attend partner conferences

    + Free membership to NAVTA, practice-paid subscription to VetFolio, and a 50% discount for VetGirl

    + Opportunities to lend your skills to the local communities where you live and serve at https://www.banfield.com/about-us/community/wellness-communities

    + Ability to grow into leadership roles at the field and practice level

    **Support that helps you thrive**

    We’ve created a structure that includes leadership and support at the hospital level, in the field, and at our headquarters, all with one goal in mind: helping you deliver quality care for all pets.

    **Commitment** **to** **community** **wellness**

    Through volunteering efforts, and our programs designed to benefit local shelters and rescues, we strengthen the pet-human connections in our communities. Discover how we support the wellbeing at https://www.banfield.com/about-us/community/wellness-communities of our people and profession through the Mars Volunteer Program at http://www.mars.com/global/careers/work-at-mars/make-a-difference/volunteer-program (MVP).

    **So, what are you waiting for?**

    Make your move and apply today!

    Banfield Pet Hospital® strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Banfield Pet Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. Banfield Pet Hospital follows all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every Banfield location.

    **Job:** _Vet Technician_

    **Title:** _Veterinary Technician - 001270_

    **Location:** _Arizona-Phoenix-001270 Phoenix Az_

    **Requisition ID:** _00100L1S_


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Medical Technologist - Part-time - Various Hours - Sonoran Crossing Med Center
    HonorHealth    Phoenix, AZ 85011
     Posted 4 days    

    Overview

    HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses five acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers.

    HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth's mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.

    Responsibilities

    Job Summary
    The Medical Technologist is responsible to perform complex laboratory tests on blood, body fluids, cells, and tissues. Identify bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms, analyze chemical content of fluids, and cross match blood for transfusion and aseptically prepare blood products. The results of these tests are used in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.


    * Prepares and performs a variety of laboratory tests in one or more sections of the laboratory to obtain laboratory results and data used for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
    •Ensures that all testing is performed accurately and resulted as ordered within turn-around-time expectations. Completes all required documentation, and follows up on all unusual and critical results as required by policy and procedure.
    •Obtains/receives and prepares specimens for analysis. Understands specimen factors that can affect the accuracy of laboratory testing and insures the integrity of the specimen through the testing process.
    * Understands the theory behind laboratory methods and operates various pieces of laboratory instrumentation used to obtain test results. Performs instrument maintenance, calibrations, quality control, and test procedures, troubleshooting and refers questionable or unusual cases to the technical supervisor, lab supervisor, director or pathologist.
    * Ensures compliance with all hospital, regulatory, safety, and accrediting agency requirements.
    * Maintains continuing education and competency requirements as defined by laboratory policy and certification agency requirements.
    * Proficient in hospital, laboratory and office computer systems.
    * As needed:
    •Assist, train and orient new staff and students in their respective lab disciplines.
    •Assumes temporary leadership role in absence of supervisor.
    •Assist in regulatory preparation.
    •Maintains supply and reagent levels, and practices cost containment.
    * Performs other duties as assigned.






    Qualifications

    Education
    Bachelor's Degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical or biological science OR HEW certificate with 4 years' experience in lieu of degree. Required


    Employment Type

    Full Time


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